Notes on a gift received in the post

The notes Benito Kobayashi made as he opened an...

This England by William Shakespeare and the sting in its tail.

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. The famous speech has a sting in the tail.

Acrostic Poem – Shouting at the past

Benbo Smith uses a double acrostic poem to discuss the loss of hearing and reflects on silence. Can you spot the acrostic pair?

Just a place for me

Just a place for me, a poem about finding space to be one’s self. Benbo Smith captures that longing for the individual space we all covet.

The poetry of Albert Camus Quotes

Through the use of quotes from the works of Albert Camus we discuss the poetry of his writing and his ability to address the human condition.

Flowers of the Arctic Wind

Tamiko Ono's delightful short poem reflects on a moment of joyful togetherness in a cold world.

Hope is the thing with feathers

Arguably Emily Dickinson’s best-known joyful work. This is a poem that brings light to a much darkened world.

I Prefer a Horse

With overtones of Stevie Smith, the poem ‘I prefer a horse’, on the surface delivers a light relief.

A Red, Red Rose

‘A Red, Red Rose’ also known as ‘My Love is like a Red, Red Rose’ is perhaps one of...

The Forest Is My Tonic

A journey poem reflecting on the arc of emotions of a traumatic dream.

I think I’m done with TV

I think I'm done with TV, It's no longer really me, I see more in the mind, Than when I am blind, I...

Last Night As I Was Sleeping, a reinterpretation

Antonio Machado's poem is a classic of the "healing" theme.

For England and St George – A Poem for a Nation.

A poem that celebrates the English National Patron St George. April 23rd Poem - Rise Up and stand for England and St George.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

William Wordsworth's classic of English poetry, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud will always remind me of spring days....

Life in Green C#

Breaking the synaesthetic barrier, Benbo Smith's short poetic narrative reflects on ourselves and our place in the world. Perhaps we...

On the drowning of Ophelia

Did the branch break by divine intervention or did Ophelia overburden her soul? Tamiko Ono's new poem discusses the...