I can smell the earth after the rain I can sense its delight its forgiveness and its compassion I can feel a slight chill after the rain a breath a breathing of textured sighs a whispered kiss I can smell the grass, the flowers; life after the rain I can imagine the gentle hiss, of … More her song of life
When I hear bells as I do now from the distant church on this grey Sunday morning my mind moves to death it isn’t a death knell I hear it’s more of a come along come sit and sing and pray in a cold church on cold stone with cold echoes of forgotten tongues I … More Let the winds take me
A tiny droplet of orange lands on my hand as I sit reading in the shade Looking up, expecting to see a bird closing its bomb doors I see nothing but the blue and the surrounding hug of the trees’ canopy I reach down to the grass to wipe away the perfect hit and there … More Flying Ants
to see nature in tune with herself to hear those vibrations of her harmony of her unconditional love to know the fragility of her power and the power of her fragility to understand her violence isn’t an act of thuggery, but growth, continuance, life to become a part of her, of her passion we have … More the harmony of nature
My poetry book, After the Rain, has had its first two reviews! 🙂 Here is Diane Denton’s review from Goodreads. ~ I’ve been following Martin Shone’s blog, taken pleasure, been reassured and inspired by his poetry for many years. I keep his first two collections close by and often pick them up to randomly open … More After the Rain book reviews
Here’s a recording of me reading me 🙂 Five poems from After the Rain.
My book, After the Rain, is now available at Barnes & Noble, Lulu and Amazon for the price of £7.50. The book contains over 100 poems of Love, Nature, Humanity, Romance and Passion. Thank you for your continued support.