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Poets Corner – Sounds Like Magic – October 2021

Poets Corner – Sounds Like Magic – October 2021

Sounds Like Magic I listened to a sea-shelland thought I could hearthe rushing of the wavesinside my ear. I held an empty egg-shellclose against my headand thought I heard a pecking chickhatching from its bed. I found a hollow coconutand listened for a soundand thought I heard horses’ hoovespounding on the ...

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Poets Corner – Seasons – September 2021

Poets Corner – Seasons – September 2021

Seasons SpringSpringtime casts a spell of green,Paints flowers opening to the sun.Rains fall softly, saying ‘Wake’.In a fresh world just begun.New leaves and buds, bird and lambs.Grow and burst, hatch and run. SummerSummer, when we lie on grassUnder shimmer of blue sky.Murmuring bees, shade of trees.Matching ...

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Poets Corner – Wings – August 2021

Poets Corner – Wings – August 2021

Wings by Pie Corbett If I had wingsI would touch the fingertips of cloudsand glide on the wind’s breath. If I had wingsI would taste a chunk of the sunas hot as peppered curry. If I had wingsI would listen to the clouds of sheep bleatthat graze on the blue. If I had wingsI would breathe deep and ...

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Poets Corner – Old Henry – May 2021

Poets Corner – Old Henry – May 2021

Old Henry by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Old Henry was a gentleman,A little bit old fashioned.But all the ladies loved him,His manners were never rationed. Had a gentle sense of humour,With a twinkle in his eye.But sadly Henry became very ill,Would he live or would he die? Inside the Cottage ...

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Poets Corner – April 2021 – Raymond Holt

Poets Corner – April 2021 – Raymond Holt

Life’s on the other shoe by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby These are the flagstones that led me toThe doctors house, where he retired.When constant devotion to his patientsWas something that we all admired. I see his stethoscope hanging in the hallCold and lonely, not under vestsWhere once it ...

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Poets Corner – March 2021 – Raymond Holt

Poets Corner – March 2021 – Raymond Holt

In A Cranleigh Cottage Bedroom by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby Gave his old clothes to Oxfam,Loose change to the blind.Never broke the ten commandments,On Sunday prayed for mankind. Never left or right of centre,To make his point, would never crawl.Always spoke of others kindly,Or kept quiet, ...

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Poets Corner – February 2021 – Raymond Holt

Poets Corner – February 2021 – Raymond Holt

What Happened To Her England? by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby She liked the Hovis advert,The sun would always shineThe vicar at the lynch-gate,The landlord calling “Time.” The bobbie on his bicycle,Around her village green.Gave a reassuring feeling,But now is seldom seen. The friendly village ...

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Poets Corner – January 2021 – Raymond Holt

Poets Corner – January 2021 – Raymond Holt

Life by Raymond HoltAn ex Cranleigh village Bobby We leave school and find a job,Work hard all our lives.We sell our souls for a crust of bread,Just simply to survive. We pay our taxes and our rates,Give the company our complete allegiance.But in all sincerity, I ask youmy friend –Is there room for blind ...

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