Category Archives: Poetry

Westward from Banff or Across the Great Divide

Westward from Banff Or Across the Great Divide Blue, white and gold gleaming bright The articulated beast sits panting Like a great dragon at rest The sun barely painting the mountain tops The dragon roars and rolls Twenty-two coaches heading … Continue reading

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Romeo and Julie T 2:2.2

Romeo and Julie T 2:2.2 (after William Shakespeare and Mark Knopfler, and with my sincerest apologies to both!) A lovestruck Romeo sings the lassie a serenade He’s been lying low with a love song that he made He sees her … Continue reading

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Virtual Blog Tour Crash Lands in Sunny Spain!!

Greetings Blog tourers and welcome to Almería. It’s a steamy 32°C and a beautiful sunny day with a light breeze that deceptively takes the edge of the heat. Something of a change if you’ve just winged your way from Canada … Continue reading

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Friday is POETS day!! The last podcast of 2013!

This week’s podcast is a cautionary tale of deep sadness and misery. A failure to communicate, to understand those nearest and dearest to us. It was written in response to an Ekphrastic prompt at Poetic Bloomings and is available in … Continue reading

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Guest Poet Podcast

Friday is POETS day and it’s guest poet week! This week my recording is of a poem by a friend, fellow member of The Baker’s Dozen and a wonderful poet/writer, Linda Hofke. Click the live link to hear her poem … Continue reading

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A Special Podcast – Friday is POETS day

This week’s podcast is something special. It is a new venture for me to record a famous poem by a famous poet and this will be the precursor to a series beginning in January 2014 ubtil June. Next year, as … Continue reading

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Friday is POETS day!! That means it’s podcast time again.

This week’s recording is an oversimplified guide to parenting. Click to listen to: “On the Spreading of Young Wings” Enjoy!! 🙂

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Friday is POETS day!!! My latest podcast is here!

Friday is POETS day & this week’s podcast is one of my own concoctions called “Endless Possibilities” Click and check it out! Cheers! 🙂

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Friday is POETS day! It’s podcast time!!!

This week’s podcast is one of my own – a dark and frightening step into a murky world of the stalker: Tables Turned  Click to listen and check out the library while you are there!   Cheers! 🙂

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Eis Eyes Baby

Eis Eyes Baby the coldest things I have ever known are without doubt an ice-cold beer in a frozen glass on a sweltering summer’s day permafrost so deep… Read More

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A Glimpse of Mary

My poem for this week’s prompt at Poetic Bloomimgs A Glimpse of Mary I call her Mary, but her name was never recorded; Mary seems to fit as well as any other title for a girl who was left behind. … Continue reading

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Guest Poet Podcast Week

Starting my programme of one guest poet podcast a month through the winter and spring – on the last Friday of each month – I am proud to introduce a double dose of delightful poetry. This recording features the work … Continue reading

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Friday is POETS day…My weekly podcast

This week’s podcast is now available. Click &  listen to Reach Out Suscribe via iTunes> Iain Kemp Poetry Enjoy!!! 🙂

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Ghosts and Echoes

Poetic Bloomings Prompt #124 – Ekphrastic – photo by Sheryl Kay Oder shadows shimmer and reflect reverberate across the years whispering long forgotten secrets echoes from a time now hidden in mist…Read More  

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Whispers in Russian

  If you have nothing good to say then “hud yer whisht” said grandma though there are times to speak: explanations deserve clarity and calm delicate subjects are best broached with a soft voice… Read More

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Hold that Stream of Consciousness

This week see’s the return of my own poetry podcasts. The latest recording is “Hold That Stream of Consciousness” Check it out by clicking the active link. Enjoy!! 🙂

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The Last of the Summer Poems

The final episode in my summer series of podcasts featuring the work of guest poets is a masterpiece by the Master Gardener himself, the inimitable Mr. Walt Wojtanik. The poem is called “Tides”. My regular programme of recordings of my … Continue reading

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Summer Guest Poet Podcast Series

Continuing my series of poems by guest poets, this week my recording is of “Black Country Coal 1868″ – a superb poem by the brilliant Taylor Graham

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Summer guest poet podcast series

The latest podcast in my summer series of recordings of guest poets’ work is by another wonderful, friend, poet and fellow member of the Baker’s Dozen Poetry Group… This week it is Sliding into Dusk by S.E.Ingraham Take a listen … Continue reading

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Guest Podcast Series 06/09/13

Continuing with my summer series of recordings of guest poets’ work, I am delighted to announce this week’s podcast is an excellent poem by a friend and highly talented as well as well respected poet from Texas whom I will … Continue reading

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Guest Podcast Series

This week’s podcast is my recording of a great poem by a wonderful poet, friend and fellow member of The Baker’s Dozen poetry group Nancy Posey called “Life and Literature Simplified“. It’s well worth taking a minute to stop by … Continue reading

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Guest Poem Podcast 23/08/13

This week’s poem in my summer series of recordings of guest poet’s is by a great friend and fellow Baker’s Dozen poet, Michelle Hed and is a Pantoum called “Eclectic Serenity”

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The Case in Point

The Case in Point Soon you will open again, old friend and gorge yourself of my attire my bits, my bobs, my books, my life and far-flung around the globe we will wander in search of who knows what we … Continue reading

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It’s All Over Now

Written to the Prompt: I’ve heard that song before (change an old song) at Poetic Bloomings It’s All Over Now – after the Rolling Stones song of the same name Well, we all used to slave here all week long … Continue reading

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Guest Poet Podcast Series

This week’s podcast is poem is by a fellow member of my writing group, The Baker’s Dozen, Penny Holland Henderson. It’s a Sestina called “Laurel” Take a listen, I’m sure you will love it! 🙂

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