Category: Poetry


It is Epiphany, and there is a quiet spot off Calderstones Park in south Liverpool where the faded trees of each Christmas are assembled for recycling. The sight of local residents dragging aged fir trees through the streets is common and draws to mind images of Wenceslas and his servant, familiar from the many beautiful…

The Cormorants of Utrøst

Words that are a contemporary take on a legend far older. For those experienced in the alter ego of the North Sea, its benign tranquility – I hope this makes some purchase….

1st Lieutenant Arthur L Brown

14th January, 1944 and a young man from Orangeburg, New York State loses control of his airplane in the skies above Nantwich. The tragic consequence of this typically anachronistic wartime event and the ineffable magnanimity of an individual is thereafter dutifully remembered by a townspeople for posterity….

Day, Stac Lee

The following poem accompanies a painting of the same name in the KIlda series. Of note, Stac Lee forms one of a trinity of rock forms north of the main island of Hirta….

The Death of Anton Webern

Composer Anton Webern was killed in tragic circumstances in 1945. The words that follow, in serialist construction, emerged from an interesting process that sought to glimpse the moment and method of his untimely passing away….