Brickbats and bouquets

Brickbats and bouquets

The life of a would-be writer is full of ups and downs. More downs than ups, to be honest; more disappointments than successes. But I am restored, re-affirmed and renewed by every positive response. A couple of days ago, a very good friend from over the bridge shared...
Poemathon in Penboyr

Poemathon in Penboyr

Refrains for the Ukraine. On Friday 10th February, from 6p.m., I’ll be holding a fundraising poetry event in the roundhouse at the home and premises of Veganishmum in Penboyr, nr. Drefach-Felindre, Carmarthenshire. Jayne Holland, (Veganishmum), is running a...
Hares

Hares

I have a hare on the sitting room wall. It’s painted by Cerys – that’s Cerys Susannah Rees, who’s an amazingly talented artist and who lives in Carmarthenshire, like me, but at the other end of it, near Llandeilo. Happy happenstance drew me to her nearly two years ago...
Thanqs for ‘22

Thanqs for ‘22

Thanks are due to:- Mike Jenkins, editor of Gwyrthryfel/ Uprising, an anthology of radical poetry from contemporary Wales, published by Culture Matters. My poem – ‘To my Suffragette’ – was included in this: Howard and Marilyn Timms of the Wildfire Words ezine team for...
So long, farewell to 2022

So long, farewell to 2022

2022 was a mixed bag…it started in a downbeat kind of way, post the aftermath of ‘donkeygate’, and post the demise of the indie publishing house who had brought out ‘Valletta and the Year of Changes’ in 2021. The year began with Covid and a long, slow recovery. Mr B...
Framing windows

Framing windows

I am not generously endowed with brows and lashes. My brows have always been, though not overplucked, thin. As for the eyelashes, they’re quite short and most definitely not lushly thick. It’s a family thing. My sister also has short, sparse eyelashes, which also...