Poetry Corner

On the retirement of Carwyn Jones With apologies to E.J. Thribb (aged 17½) and his organ So. Farewell Then Carwyn Jones, You were the Third person to be First Minister …

Mutant

Recently, to the annoyance of everyone I encounter and for reasons I struggle to explain, I have developed the habit of applying the Welsh language system of initial consonant mutations …

Steelworks sonnet

Over the years my dear friend and neighbour Beth Clarke has raised thousands for the ‘Better Life’ appeal supporting the building of the much-needed All Wales Cystic Fibrosis Centre at …

Back from the dead

Will I ever write again? Am I even capable of writing any more? Sitting at a keyboard concentrating and articulating and organising thoughts is a daunting prospect. When I was …

Twisted

1 A strange banging sound woke Naomi. She opened her eyes and sat bolt upright, feeling disorientated and uneasy. In the pitch dark the bedside clock’s green luminescent display showed …

Sgt Pepper’s 50th

Now I’m Sixty-Four With apologies to John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney Now I’ve got older, lost all my hair, And the charms have fled, Haggard lines gorge tracks as …

The Imperfect Murder

1 “I’m sorry to call so late without warning Mr Pengelly sir, but I know you’re a night owl and I really need to pick your brains urgently…” Inspector Tom …