This is a poem dedicated to my wife. I wrote it for her shortly after the birth of our first child. It kinds of sums up what she has done for me.
Of Love and Loss
We've all loved and some of us have lost. These poems describes the ups and downs of love.
Another Late Night is a poem I wrote just after I had finished a relationship with a beautiful soul who I loved very much. I wrote this in a mountain retreat in the French Pyranees when I was drinking myself into a slow grave. But as happens, I met a few people and was soon back on the road.
This poem is for the special people I have loved and lost during my travelling days, many of whom I met and grew to love while on the road. Reading this, you may even be one of them.
A poem written after I had stopped traveling and settled down in a sort of domestic bliss (sic). We might all ask ourselves sometime in our life 'what would I do if I had the same choice again'.. Would we have married the same girl, taken the same job or travelled on the same road?
THis is an extract from my book 'The Eagle & Dove' and it is based on a old traditional Gypsy song. It's about heartache and loss and how to come to terms with it.
A little sentimentality never hurt anyone! Although many sentiments are expressed through hurt and pain. Naked Flames, like many poems before it, was written in the early hours of a morning many years ago after just breaking up with another of my girlfriends and going back on the road..