Poems I’ve written can be seen on my other personal website:


For those interested, I hope you enjoy some of my 56 short poems in rhyme, published on ISSUU – ‘Simple Poems for Complex Folk’.

Paintings can stimulate poems yet born, that comfort and uplift the old or forlorn.

Poems can conjure a memorable time, of loveliness, warmth and passion sublime.

My poetry has largely been influenced by:-

Eighteenth century poets:

William Blake; Robert Burns; William Wordsworth; Charlotte Smith; Lord Byron; Percy Bysshe Shelly; John Keats.

Nineteenth century poets:

Ralph Emerson; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Henry Longfellow; Alfred Lord Tennyson; Robert Browning; Emily Brontë; Letitia Elizabeth Landon; Adam Lindsay Gordon ; Thomas Hardy.

Twentieth century poets and lyricists:

Banjo Patterson; Rudyard Kipling; William Butler Yeats; Henry Lawson; D.H. Lawrence; T.S. Elliot; A.A. Milne; Judith Wright; Les Murray AO; Bob Dylan; Paul McCartney; Carole King; James Taylor.

The Epitaph [ poem ]

Some read or write  ramblings or prose, best seen when fresh like dew and the rose.

They’re not new words not even the rhyme, we are but a wing on the breeze of time.

Haiku is nice like sake and rice, but poems take my thought to Stilton and port.

Thoughts are like breaths In a sonnet or song, part of life’s symphony – too short, never long.

Is it a blessing or is it a curse? . . .

. . . relentles­s rhyme hypnotic verse.

Cheers, Cliff