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Growing up: an observation.
‘This collection of poems arises from observations of the world around me; ideas rattle around in my head until they form into poems.’
I have a preference for rhyming poetry, for no particular reason. My hope is that they give the reader something to think about, and sometimes, something to smile about.
The mighty elm was a tree at the end of our orchard. My poem of the same name is an elegy for all the elms that died in the 1970s and 80s.
‘The Last Flower’ is meant to be a statement about extinctions, and the effects of the extinction of one species on the whole ecosystem.
‘Counting Rings’ is self-evidently about coming across a favourite old tree that had been cut down.
‘A Journey Together’ was part of my father-of-the-bride speech for my daughter’s wedding.
In this collection, I have aimed to include sadness, happiness, food for thought, and fun – A Counting of Rings.
“So the children drew pictures of snowmen, as the sky sent us ever more rain.
And ghosts of the snowmen, who never saw life, were flowing away, down the drain.”
About the Author
Doug Thompson was born in North Wales in 1951. He is a welder/engineer/market gardener/ builder and lives in a house built by himself. With his son, he is currently renovating a 300 year old house, which used to be their local pub. Doug tends to compose poetry rather than writing it. For many years, he never wrote his poetry down.
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