Collected Poems 1996 - 2017

This is a collection of poems, spanning twenty years, each of which captures a moment, an emotion or an idea.


They are not presented chronologically, or with dates.  Instead, the poems are arranged in themes that emerge from the body of work.


The first theme, Flight-path, is about making a journey or finding yourself in another place.


The second theme, To be with you, explores the experience of being in a woman to woman relationship.


The poems in the third group, Time and tide, are meditations inspired by the cycles of nature, in particular the element of water.

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The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small.  The lure of it is immense.  We send starships.  We fall in love.

(Jeanette Winterson  Gut Symmetries  1997)

collected poems 1996 - 2017

Time and tide




Way out

The tide

Has gone far


The furthest

Marker point,

The sea bed



Deeply waved


My shoes

Shimmering in the 

Half light

Of a

Spring night.

Shallow waters

Whisper to me

Thin layers


Round my

Walking feet

Flowing in

From far

Far out.

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