Derwent Water

Suleman Hadi

Upon the Derwent I shall row
You sit in stern, and I in bow
Let’s drift away then wave by wave,
Play hide and seek in high and low.

I whisper, things I dare not say,
You blush, you smile, and look away,
Our eyes meet in waves beneath,
And this is how we play, all day.

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The River

Jayne Holroyd

I flow, purely on impulse,
pulled along the valley bottom,
I look up to the luscious, vibrant hills,
they encroach the river bank,
shadows engulfing my pure, crystal water.

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Let Go

Sophie Patel

She walks the beach
To find her peace,
but a heavy weight keeps her at bay;
a rope around her leg attached to an Anchor.

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by Peter Irvine

I’ve planted trees
most of my life.
I’ve planted something
for future times. Continue reading “Trees”


by Binti Muhammed

If I was a bird I would perch myself on the green dome and whisper words of love to you
If I was a bird I would fly around the world commendation you to everyone Continue reading “If…….”

Oh How The Birds Tweet

by Khareef

Oh how the birds tweet,

I heard them first as a child;

Wrinkled ears recall Continue reading “Oh How The Birds Tweet”

Pregnant Sun

by Fifi Ojelabi

Pregnant Sun
Why bring so much heat?
After the rain gave us African beats
During Midday, your glow prevails
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by Jackie Darnbrough

In mirrored sheen of raindrops,

silken on flagstones ,

morning birdsong through lace leaves.

Cloudscape opening

on a  pallid shallow sky,

scent from early dewed grass