Today, many people remember those who have been killed in war. We are reminded of the great absences in the lives of families; and of lives cut short in battle. Perhaps we also think about the way our lives are interlinked, the way that war changes the present and the future, and wish for there … Continue reading Benediction
The Smell of …..
Smell is hard to describe. When we mention a smell, we usually just use the name of the thing that is giving off that smell – lavender, coffee, banana, even, chip shop. Smell is brilliantly evocative. I smell coal tar soap and think of my father; sterilised milk, that is my Great Aunt Addie. Smell … Continue reading The Smell of …..
Everybody needs poetry in their lives. And no one more than those of us learning to write. The great thing about poetry is that it is high octane -small but powerful. We can find many ways of filling our classrooms and our days with poems of every variety. We can choose poems that are sturdy … Continue reading Poetry