A poem inspired by William Blake but with a twist.
Everything you could ever want to know about jam.
A story of nearly mythical creatures destroyed by pollution.
A playful children's story about a sad frog who was kissed by a princess, and then abandonned to his fate. Luckily his wise friend Bunny comes to the rescue.
A goodnight song that ponders on the mystery of a child's mind.
A critique of Piet Mondrian's rectangular paintings.
A poem in praise of my two cats who alternately love and pursue each other.
Another Blake-inspired poem about the predatory behavior of a viper.
A poem for my wedding about building a lasting bond.
A poem celebrating our large ginger cat.
A parody of a life lived hard, and perhaps too well.
A melancholy meditation on seeing a set of encyclopedias turned into a coffee table.
A beseeching love poem in the classical tradition. It is featured in the play version of "The Montagues and Capulets".
A robust rejection of the love poem "A Rose", in classical language, but with a modern edge. It is featured in the play version of "The Montagues and Capulets".
The quest to have a child, ending in a successful adoption.
A heart-felt reflection of the limits of rational thought in the face of personal tragedy.
A wistful recollection of an unexpectedly bleak Christmas Eve in Boston, with my best friend, and how it ended happily in a great conversation.
A humorous poem about my cat attacking my computer mouse in pursuit of food, and how it works every time.
A playful retelling of the story of Romeo and Juliet, in which the families conspire to have the two marry each other, with disasterous consequences. This orignal poem was expanded into a full-length play, with a change of plot and additional layers of history, also called "The Montagues and Capulets"
A miniature naval battle is staged to prevent Friary Park Pond from being filled in by the local council.
This is an address to the imaginary Congress of Verona, in 1914, called to stave off the threat of war. It is taken from the play version of "The Montagues and Capulets".
An imagined incident involving a misguided selfie, and a lost phone.
Reflections triggered by a vivid sunset on a trip to Hawaii.
A poem about mortality and its place in deep time.
A cheerful poem about one of the world's great chickens.
A poem in praise of leaving your phone at home, and enjoying your own imagination.
A reflection on changing times.
A reverie on libraries, the weight of history, and the empty chairs.
Poems as sound recordings:
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