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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.


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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