I'm currently in my third year of an honours degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. I've written and edited three children's books, one being a collaborative work with my artist husband, Lee.
It's ungraciously early on a biting spring morning and I'm watching my youngest son haring across the school tarmac, little chuffs of steam trailing his wake in the white March sunlight, and I'm cryin...
He was waiting
for me as I got off the plane.
In earthy day-wear he looked
sure of himself, you know?
Like he'd never had to work for it.
Stick with me, baby, I'll make you, baby;
Fairy creature, light as dust and mist;
With wings of tulle you beat unstirring air;
Chromatic jewel by varied nature kissed;
Cloisonné eyes glint Gaia's verdant fayre.
Sprung from paper cra...
Ruddy-cheeked, spine like steel, she sits in the shadow
Of Our Lady resolute as the gargoyles. Cold as stone, Clutching her cup, I watch as she waves it fruitlessly,
Swallowed by the crowd. They are a...
There's a tiny dark corner, it's safe and it's warm
Nestled deep in the heart of my soul,
And to there I go when horror and harm
Threaten, mock and cajole.
There's a tired old lady in a dark lonely ro...
Blank pages in the album, one less frame on the wall
Solitary hands protect when I fall,
Silent pain in her eyes, she sees you in me
A few years of joy, now a life penalty.
She says I was your treasur...