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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 275 total

Taking My Time

I'm taking my time with chores still to do; I don't like to rush them at all. I'm painting the kitchen a delicate hue, And driving my wife up the wall! She says that it should be finished by now. I tell her you can't rush these things. She looks ...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
13 days ago
Dark Horse

I ride on a dark horse through the canyons of our past. Far away from the desert island of our disaffected here and now. I catch glimpses of you on a high bluff, looking down at me. You always did try to occupy the high ground, moral or otherwi...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
13 days ago
A Love Story

Till I met you I never knew What love could mean; what love could do. It seems so simple now, But you, girl, showed me how. My life was empty till you came; I thought that love was just a game. You opened up my eyes, And made me realise That lov...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
13 days ago
Tick Box Tourist

She is a tick box tourist, Trotting round the globe; Totting up her air miles, But she's a xenophobe! She likes to say, "I've been there!" (Wherever 'there' may be.) She's bought the T-shirt too; A form of snobbery. She thinks she's hi...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
15 days ago
Sing Your Song (Villanelle)

Sing! Sing your song for all of us to hear! A song well-sung will brighten any day. Play! Play that song so full of warmth and cheer! A sprightly song is always welcome here, To lighten and to lift those clouds of grey. Sing! Sing your song for a...

by Robert Haigh

added by Robert_Haigh
16 days ago

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