I'm a married British '50 something' who lives near Liverpool, UK.
I started writing poetry as a hobby after taking early retirement from my role as a Registered Mental Health Nurse working in the field of Brain Injury Rehabilitation.
Themes of the seaside, railways and the naivety of childhood crop up often in my poems and I like to write (usually in rhyme) just what I see, no matter how trivial that may be.
Although much of my work is based on my own personal experiences, I try to focus on imagery and places in time that are identifiable to the reader as well.
I also enjoy telling stories through my work and very occasionally put my own spin on the classics.
Other than at school, the only poems I have ever written are those that you can read here at Poetry Soup.
If you have the time to view and comment on any of my work here then I would really appreciate it. I'm always open to constructive criticism.
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As at July 2021 I have put together some min-e-anthologies of my work viewable here at Poetry Soup. (Please click each book to view)
Five poems based on my travels to London and inspired in part by the English artist David Gentleman and his watercolour paintings of the city.
A collection of seven poems based on my lifelong fascination with trains.
With my thanks and apologies to Lewis Caroll and Geoffrey Chaucer.