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Spring is almost here

And change is in the air, on a personal level too. I am keenly anticipating both and hope to write more about this very soon.
In the meantime, the air is finally, slowly warming up and the blackbirds are fossicking. I hope the solitary bees I saw last week made it through the cold snap, and the small charm of goldfinches. I hope the tiny clouds of insects are more hardy than their appearance may suggest so they can nourish the birds. I feel that nature is more resilient than we might understand.

Anyway, I was delighted to be a guest poet in Ash this month - the Oxford University Poetry Society's magazine. there are some wonderful poems in there and I love the way it has been bound and folded on creamy paper. It was pleasing to share a couple of new poems - Mind and Ash.

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It was also good to hear that the poet Josephine Corcoran had taken my poem 'Fair Maids of February'  into the school in Bath where she works as a writer-in-residence and the students had responded to it …

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