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Fates Meeting

Fate’s Meeting | Poetry

Jim Atherton, Darwen I recall the times you used to ease In days long ago and far away Your blonde tresses floating in the breeze It’s strange how...
The Valentine Years

The Valentine Years | Poetry

by Brian Croft Shyly we‘d pass the note across the desk; Your schoolgirl eyes would look into mine. And as you read the simple words, I‘d know you...
Such Fun

Such Fun | Poetry

John Elliott, Whitworth The season had for frolics and fun The children rehearsed the costumes all done Our teachers beside themselves excitement overflowing How amazing this will be...
Off-Comed-Un

Off-Comed-Un | Poetry

From softly rounded downs To bleak and rugged moors From orchards to the heathered hills. Rich pastures to sparse grazing, Red brick to grey stone chimneys, Back-to-backs and laundry...
Dad

90 is the new 19

Organising a surprise 90th birthday celebration is not the easiest thing. You can’t exactly get everyone drunk and annoy the neighbours with your loud...
Joan Pomfret

A Celebration of the life and work of the late writer...

Peter Jones, of Lancashire Authors’ Association, celebrates the life and work of the late Joan Pomfret, who was born over 100 years ago. Joan Pomfret...
Graham Ashworth

Man O’ The World, Graham Ashworth

Ex-fireman Graham Ashworth has turned his hand to writing, and his debut novel follows the life, loves and losses of the man who sits...
Springtime Blooms

Springtime | Poetry

Lily Hyde, Keighley Seeds planted carefully, During a roasting, blazing summer’s day, Darkness all around them, In cool soil they lay. Stems creeping slowly upwards, Trying to reach blue sky, Absorbing...
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up | Poetry

Rod Butterworth, Rochdale Daisy Jones was celebrating With a glass of bubbly wine, At the same time she was hanging out, Her washing on the line. She was celebrating...
My Lifetime Valentine

My Lifetime Valentine | Poetry

Mary O’Rourke, Clayton-le-Moors You are my night, you are my day, You are my work, you are my play, You are my right, you are my wrong, You...

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