One of my hobbies is writing, which I have been practising for probably well over 15 years.  I have been lucky enough to see my work published from time to time.  I once belonged to a community of fine writers and now friends who share this past time.  I find I need  a place to write again and show my work, or not.  A place to commit to and not abandon something I quite enjoy. Something I can play with, develop and nurture.  As this is my first blog, do not expect the garden to fully blossom and not all in one season… or be typically bloggy.

I like to try and raise awareness and money for a good cause, namely breast cancer, and because I am a survivor of that, I am always willing to give something back. This past year has stirred my passion again for Conservation, and I have created a section within my blog, occasionally  joining forces and writing articles and poetry for an up and coming blog called the Dodo Express.

My goal at present is to fill these pages and create new ones; that is challenge enough for me right now.  I have just lost another love of my life that was my dad.  He was a brilliant gracious, loving man.  He was an engineer, scientist, teacher, inventor and all round good egg.  I will miss him greatly.  I need to stay focused on something and, even though there are times when I think I am done with this beast, I get urges to write.   Good or bad, I will take it as it comes.

Also dedicated to my late mother for reading, always reading. ‘Please write some more, and then you can go to sleep. ‘You are a painter of poetry,’ she said.

‘There is no order to my method or distinct canvass for my pictures…I just hope to create a world where there is only art. I just pick some colours and mix…’

Anita M Kulkarni Nabonne

“When I despair, I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.
Think of it–always.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Recent publications:

Winamop online Magazine- 6 poems

Ambidextrous, Art, Alabaster, Stairway to…….., Fatigue, Retro, Marionette.

Fiction Magazine- Romance  A short story, ‘Till Death Us Do Part’

Dodo Express – A Man-Made Extinction: Shark Fin soup, Anybody? ConservAction, A Grim Fairy tale.

I am not a silent poet – Lost Cities of Syria, Where are all the White Roses, Syria – Face in the Crowd

Praxis Magazine – Hearts of War, War baby, Splitting the Atom… Bomb. (Poets for Peace collaboration).

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