The Innkeeper

Busy this time more than any other yearOur inn is full from attic-rooms to bar,So when she arrives, and her time is near,I have no bed, no space to offer her.He is quiet, exhausted, frightened too,Begging comes hard, I see the pride in him.‘Please,’ he says, ‘anything at all will do’.And my ‘seen it all’ … Read more

December 2020

For several years now I have been writing a special Christmas poem; I was originally asked to write one for a friend in Barnsley who was wanting something ‘real’ to read at an carol service. From this came the Shepherd’s Sonnet which became part of the ‘Fourteen Festive Sonnets’ I edited for the marvellous Candlestick … Read more