Sticking to one style of poetry does not come naturally to me, so I have neither adopted nor cultivated one. Each poem is written for different reasons. With the exception of Tanka (a form of Japanese poetry requiring a particular structure), I am generally motivated to write poems inspired by my emotions, not usually happy… Continue reading Poems
One of the most common questions writers are asked is “Where do you get your inspiration from?” For me, this is difficult to answer because the ocean in which my mind swims, and sometimes flounders, is so vast that it is hard to pin down individual waves of imagination or creativity. Ideas can pop into… Continue reading Inspiration
I live on an organic woodland smallholding in the north of Scotland with my wife, son, daughter-in-law, chickens and cats. When I am not writing, I design and make hand carved wooden jewellery (Woodland Treasures), read a lot, watch films, grow fruit and vegetables, plant trees and generally like to muck about outside. "Echoes of… Continue reading Welcome!