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.

Midwinter in Harogate

Winter in cold delight during the long night. Harrogate in Betties is best to avoid the fright. We were not wanting...

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The epic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Our poem of the week.

Tyger Tyger

The nations favourite poem? Tyger Tyger by William Blake - Our poem of the week.

Remembering My Father

A funeral prose poem reflecting on the last time a farther and son visit London?s Tate Britain knowing that the end is near.

William Shakespeare Sonnet 106

William Shakespeare's Sonnet 106 is our sonnet of the week.

Beginnings by Benbo Smith

A review of Beginnings by Benbo Smith - Our collection of the week