I was raised in Fleet, Hants. I have a degree in metallurgy from Sheffield University and have published a number of technical papers. After 30 years in the aerospace industry, I have now retired to spend more time with my family, continue writing poetry and paint in watercolours. I live in Nailsea, North Somerset with my wife Judy and have 2 grown up children, Beth and Stephen. I regularly present new poems, which explore my Christian faith from many angles, at Cafe Create locally. Both Judy and myself have read our poems there since 2012. We are both members of Living Waters Church in Clevedon.
This is my second book and is a selection of 72 poems that trace my journey from making connections with myself and with God. It looks at aspects of Christian life and experiences.These poems come from a time when I felt I should write 5 poems a week for a year. Be inspired!
Let me be the spark,
That lights desire,
And feeds the flame,
That starts a forest fire.
This is my first book and is a selection of 45 poems that trace my journey from starting to write poetry for performance at Café Create, making connections with myself (& what I want to say), with my audience and with God. The best way I can describe it is that it is rather like sowing seeds from an unmarked packet and seeing what springs up!