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My poetry is a mix of serious, sad and funny. Inspired by what happens to me in life. Here is one that anyone with hungry teenage sons can relate to.
I made myself a Victoria Sandwich with flour, butter, sugar and eggs.
The sponge was light and fluffy and the jam inbetween intense
I sprinkled icing sugar on the top to finish off my treat
Then came along my teenage sons and I'm left with just cake crumbs at my feet.
©2014 Jan Cumming
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The winter sun sits at its lowest in the sky
As the solstice approaches to mark the depth of wintertime
The darkness provides the parenthesis of the day
Does it make you feel starved of sunlight?
During this period of darkened days
know our home star still shines bright
Providing energy captured by the world below
Our source of life constant
Whilst the earth is quiet at this time of renewal
In preparation for seasons to come
Take a walk in the milky sunlight
And feel the warmth of winter reach within
Don't feel bereft of what other times provide
Enjoy the skeleton trees and the frost when it arrives
Feel that sense of warmth deep within your being
And let your smile be the light that pierces the dark.
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words ."
I have been writing poetry since 2009 as a hobby inspired into creativity by my
yoga teacher, Sheila Baker. I was never particularly good at English at school so at
first it was a surprise to find that people enjoyed my poems. I have recently taken
my poems out to a wider audience and have been thrilled at the positive feedback.
Exciting News - A Vinyasa of Poetry - is now published and
available from myself or Amazon.co.uk - Hardcover or Paperback.
I am available for Poetry Readings.
If you would like to book me for an event please email the link above