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Autumn Gold – New poetry book

My new poetry book, Autumn Gold, is  now live on kindle. To celebrate I’m giving all my other books away free for 23 and 24 December 2015. If you fancy reading any of them then download them for free and read at your leisure.

My new poetry book contains some rhyming and non-rhyming poems, in all sorts of formats. I hope the poems make you smile, cry and laugh.

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It will cost $2.99 or £2.01, but it will be free on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. My first book of poetry, Nature’s Gold, is free on 23 and 24 December 2015.

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Happy Christmas

I wanted to share a couple of my poems as a way to wish a Happy Christmas to visitors of this site. If you are not celebrating Christmas then I hope you will have a Happy Holiday. The first poem has a bit of a message and the second one is for writer friends.

Second Sacrifice

Lines of trees are felled
from the nearby hills,
for winter harvest.

Many homes are graced
with tall green beauty,
that enchants briefly.

Sparkling lights shed
their intermittent light,
beneath angel wings.

A second kind of death –
life drains from branches
and needles pattern floor.

Each year Norway Spruce
give their lives for us,
like the first sacrifice.

Christmas Wishes

If I were the Christmas Fairy
high up on the Christmas Tree
I’d hand out loads of gifts
to would-be poets just like me.

I’d give us the gift of rhyme or not,
A chance to try out our words
In all the different formats
and audiences like flocks of birds.

I’d give us thoughtful friends
Who’d comment on what we write,
I’d let this gift of wishes last
until we became poets with deep insight.

I’d give us the art of the sonnet
and Shakespeare’s thoughts to make us think,
but all I have to offer are
good wishes and a Christmas drink.

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