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My main artistic interests are music (I play guitar and ukulele, sing and write songs), photography (mainly landscapes, travel and family) and poetry. I began writing poems (not counting the few I wrote in school) in the 1990s, and I continue to enjoy writing them, along with the occasional short story. I have lived the whole of my life in West Yorkshire, England.

Submitted Poems 138 total

Insomnia

I stand by my window, looking out at the night sky. Silver stars twinkle in harmony on a clear, velvet backdrop, as the crescent moon sings a silent serenade, six hours before sunrise. Such a beautiful, peaceful night; yet sleep evades me. This li...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
20 hours ago
God's Great Masterpiece

When God created mothers He made them stronger than all others (including fathers, uncles, nephews and brothers). He gave all mothers nerves of steel To cope with young kids who squeal And older ones who argue a great deal. He gave each mother a...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
22 hours ago
Get Ready

With devils riding high, and angels flying low, Some wonders of this great big world I guess I'll never know. Most things that pass for modern art don't do a thing for me. I'll stick by the old masters, whose greatness I can see. ********** I se...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
22 hours ago
Shadow of Doubt

Where does my shadow go When I'm asleep? Does it rest till daylight? Or does it creep Away, to live nine lives Out on the town? Meeting other shadows — Getting it down? You might think I'm crazy, But I'm concerned. My good reputation Has been h...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
23 hours ago
Dublinesque

Down stucco sidestreets, Where light is pewter And afternoon mist Brings lights on in shops Above race-guides and rosaries, A funeral passes. The hearse is ahead, But after there follows A troop of streetwalkers In wide flowered hats, Leg-of-mutt...

by Philip Larkin

added by Robert_Haigh
1 day ago

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