Poems

A selection of poems from each collection

Another Planet Earth (2018)

Another Planet Earth
Island of Apollo

 

The Wranglers and other poems (2017)

Brodsky’s Formula One
Contracted Out

 

Brief Encounters (2016)

On not meeting Ronald Reagan 1991

 

Homecoming by Microlight – Landscapes and Satires (2015)

Resurrection at Dent
Moorings
Moor cloud and mist
Ode to the Settle and Carlisle
The house that Jack bought
Out of sight

 

Satires and Legacies (2014)

There was a state that lost its head
The hidden play
Inheritance
Edward Jenner
A few words of praise
Full and final settlement

 

Night Train to Utopia, and other tales (2013)

Passage from Night Train to Utopia
Passage from The Withering of the Vines

 

A Sequence from the Cyclades (2012)

Islands rise at dawn
A ring of islands
Envoi: the next island

 

Lyrics from the Periodic Table (2011)

6. Promiscuous carbon
8. A song for oxygen
20. Stardust calcium
30. The charms of zinc
118. A sonnet for ununoctium
It’s not as solid as it seems

 

The Intruders (2010)

The Intruders
Turning a blind eye
Trust the engineers
Intelligent design
Adieu to mercury
I do what I like
Wordsworth master-class

 

The Maze- a daydream in five cantos (2009)

Canto One

 

The Silence of Green (2007)

The Silence of Xylem
No Mangos in Tibet
Brave Green World
Welwitschia and Bristlecone
Bonsai at Wisley
Tumbleweed Hoe-Down
Ode to the Artichoke

 

39 Ways of Looking (2005)

Quarter Dollar
Rain in Iceland
Luther at the Wartburg
Primo Levi’s Chemistry
Kyoto Garden
Open the Atlas

 

Approaching Animals From A to Z (2004)

Chameleon
Chimpanzee
Geese
Honey-bee
Manatee
Vultures

 

The Angel and the Fox (2003)

Endurance
Swallow-holes
An Exchange of Gifts
Back Again
Staying Alive
Poems Like Peas

 

Seventy-Seven Poems (2002)

Particles
Discovery
Retreat
Moorland
Ward Visit
The Child is Well