I’ve lived in Barry, a seaside town in South Wales, for most of my life. I travel less and less as I get older and confess that I’m thoroughly becalmed, like a sailing ship marooned in the Doldrums for lack of wind. 

I feel quite calm about my lack of movement, staying in the same place means that I can focus on small but important things I might not appreciate if I was always on the move. 

My posts include poems which explore the life around me, the dinosaurs whose fossils can be found on the cliffs, the frogs in the garden pond, and the moths that flit through late summer evenings.

Though I am becalmed some of the poems take off to anywhere or everywhere in the world, as the imagination is always free to fly off in any direction at any time.  

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