Friday Poems

This is where it all began. Just a poem every Friday.

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The Quiet Doctor of Palma 

A tribute to a good doctor and a good friend.


Next month the processionària will return to the woods in Mallorca, These long lines of caterpillars come down from the pines and look for a safe place to spend the summer.

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Floating Words

Don't let it flow away! You'll regret it. Grab it, and write it down!

The Last Villagers

Empty Spain. They call it 'La España vaciada'. It is the huge expanse of country where the young people and their children have gone, and a few old people are left. They are the last villagers.

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The Matron

One of the most important things we can achieve is to be able to distinguish between what is worthwhile and what is not.

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October 30th

When winter comes, can spring be far behind? Shelley 'Ode to the West Wind'

Hate lives on but, then again, so does love.

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The Mediterranean

Few of us are lending a helping hand.

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The Magazine Cover

Enjoy every changing scene! In fact, carpe annum!

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Ashes in the Grate

'Nil Desperandum!' This was the title of a short story I read at school many years ago. 'Never Despair!' It's not a bad guide to keep by you!