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Is it Me?

By Scott Bailey © 2103 Flesh and bones and genes. Is that me? Shirt and tie and jeans Is that me? The places I have been. Is that me? The words of praise, the blame that cuts Is that me? The songs I loved, the books I have read, The colours I paint, what I… Continue reading Is it Me?

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Soundbox

By Scott Bailey © 2013 There are empty spaces left as people move on, of the spaces of places long gone, of times gone by There is a link between present and past an energy, a potential, strung between the memories gone and the living yet to roll on The link hums with the tension… Continue reading Soundbox

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A Spring of Dreams – Distant Clattering

Distant Clattering By Scott Bailey © 2014 A white wedge Spotted in the corner Of a run-down shop Off the track Joyful memories swell And from the past I hear the clattering Of a metal bowl Filling with a quarter pound Of sherbet lemons   Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace  … Continue reading A Spring of Dreams – Distant Clattering

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A Spring of Dreams (Words)

Words By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wherever words roam Over fantastical lands The heart rests at home. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace       http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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A Spring of Dreams – Splosh

Splosh By Scott Bailey © 2014 Splosh And a little erosion Helped on By little hands Joy is free   Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace       http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Reviews

"This book ⇑⇑⇑ should be a movie. Somewhere in Hollywood right now there are actors waiting for their agents to deliver this story in script format to them. The makings of all action-packed adventure films is here. I can see the film in my mind’s eye. But this one is different. It’s not fast-paced for… Continue reading Reviews

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A Spring of Dreams – Starfire

Starfire By Scott Bailey © 2014 Made of crystal So clear It can hardly be seen The breadth of seven men The height of the clouds The top unseen Inside Sparking and crackling Impossible Bright and pure It is filled with Starfire For miles around The land knows no dark Ever The question might be… Continue reading A Spring of Dreams – Starfire

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A Spring of Dreams – Sparrow

(Sparrow) By Scott Bailey © 2013 Sparrow, sparrow in my way. Briefly tell your tale today. Tell me if my love is dead. Do I waste the tears I shed? Briefly now I’ll tell my tale. Pray your courage does not fail. You do not waste the tears you shed. Alas I say, your love… Continue reading A Spring of Dreams – Sparrow

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Another Fantastic Review!

This one for my Poetry Collection! "Great concept to write a poem a day for a year and provides an insight into copying with difficult family circumstances - a recommended read for anyone who has struggled in such situations. Some poems were obviously more personal than others (my favourites were those when the writer cherishes… Continue reading Another Fantastic Review!

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Another Sale!

Out of the blue not only sold a book of poems but also my novel. They both make good presents. Not to mention the new short story collection. Check them all out at my website. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk 

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A Spring of Dreams – Words

  Words By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wherever words roam Over fantastical lands The heart rests at home. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #265 (Blue)

Blue By Scott Bailey © 2014 Another blue birthday Like his eyes Two years as if yesterday The memories of watching Blue fading to darkness Unlike his eyes My memories will never fade http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #249 (Dressing Up)

Dressing Up By Scott Bailey © 2014   Watching dressing up A mini ninja dancing Whirling all in black http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #160 (Highlands)

Highlands By Scott Bailey © 2013 Tarns tributaries tumble down heather cloaked hills red-brown tufts twitching in the wind Cold water, cold air, eagle riding the high winds Wolves range over moors Sheep shiver, shepherds huddle Fire crackles, broth steams Tarns tributaries tumble down heather cloaked hills http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Poem a day challenge #148 (Man)

Man By Scott Bailey © 2013 I am the hunter The bringer down of prey The destroyer The shadow The bringer of fear. I am the master of war The hoarder of riches The steel lord The holder of lightning I am strength and glory So why do I still struggle in vain http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

Rising Tide By Scott Bailey © 2013 From the shallows to the icy deep Where dolphins dance and starfish sleep Through swaying kale and shifting sand Feel the touch of an oily hand Where lights speed by in total dark Where rest many a sunken ark Where through the kale fish do slip Feel a… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

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Poem a day challenge #112 (News)

News By Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the story What is the reason for that news Who gets the benefit, the prize The envelope with the bread The law successfully passed The company tracked greased Somebody’s life made easier At the cost of somebody else   http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #103 (Explorers)

Explorers By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wandering the shore Through new lands everyday Ancient fishermen http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Poem a day challenge #96 (Shadows)

Shadows By Scott Bailey © 2013 Our voices are simply the shadows Cast by our dreams and our thought If the shadows become ineffectual Then our voices will end up as naught Yet shadows can give us the outline Of what is looming above If we take note of the darkness We can give those… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #96 (Shadows)

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Poem a day challenge #95 (Debt)

Debt By Scott Bailey © 1998 Do not lightly discard them with tales of the foolish bold. They sat for weeks, for months, for years in trenches freezing cold. Sometimes feet simply mouldered in the sucking mud. And now and then they’d rise and run and spill their loyal blood. Do not belittle the suffering… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #95 (Debt)

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Poem a day challenge #94 (Web)

Web By Scott Bailey © 2013 Glistening silver A delicate spider web Fallen tree around http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Poem a day challenge #85 (Who’s the Fool)

Who’s the Fool By Scott Bailey © 2013 Listen to all the anger Hark at all the fury Just remember that You no longer own the jury Humiliate the whistleblower Make him out a fool Wielding propaganda Like an old blunt tool Don’t you know we’re cynics now We can see through all the lies… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #85 (Who’s the Fool)

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Poem a day challenge #61 (The New)

The New  By Scott Bailey © 2013 The new can’t replace the should have been The should have been haunts us forever Though the new will be a healer And receive all our love just the same. It’s pointless being angry at fate But that doesn’t stop the burn The frisson on top of everyday… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #61 (The New)

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Rage, rage against the result

or - chill out and relax - lose yourself in some poetry A Spring Of Dreams The result of a year-long challenge to write a poem a day for a year. Raw and accessible poems of many moods. Presented as they were written and so reflecting my mood, my life and my time constraints at the… Continue reading Rage, rage against the result

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A Spring of Dreams has a Spring in Sales

Well a bit anyway - but how's this for a jump in sales rank! A jump of 923,067 ranks! Come on! Buy a few more people - just a couple - I might get to number one! Thank you whoever brought the latest copies - my ego needed it.  

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A Spring of Dreams – Quote 6

Nation By Scott Bailey © 2013 Kerching! Kerchang! Pow! Our economy picks up! Soul still desolate. Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb

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A Spring of Dreams – Quote 5

Trench By Scott Bailey © 2013 Dancing with my wife, last week the telegraph came: Coughs ring round the trench. Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb

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A Spring of Dreams – Quote 4

Sparks By Scott Bailey © 2013 A sad shadow falls Casting gloom over our dreams: Sparks dispel the dark! Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb

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A Spring of Dreams – Quote 3

  Words By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wherever words roam Over fantastical lands The heart rests at home. Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb

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A Spring of Dreams – Quote 2

Senryu: Cross By Scott Bailey © 2013 Fleeing from killers The child runs desperately To fill out a form. Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb

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A Spring of Dreams – Quote

Lantern By Scott Bailey © 2013 Old light from the past Is still illumination Wisdom echoes far Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb

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New Author Website!

I have completely revamped and refreshed my author website! My previous one was set up hastily and partly in order for me to learn the basic concepts of the yii2 framework. The new one does not use a framework - yet. It is based on simple HTML pages using a free template. As it stands… Continue reading New Author Website!

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First hard copy sales.

Sold my first three copies of A Spring of Dreams in paperback. All at once. So either someone is buying Christmas presents or it is a reseller sending in all their orders at once. Either way it's a big boost to my confidence.

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A different present

If you're looking for a different gift this year how about a book or two 🙂 Oh - here's one -> And here's another! Go on - wrap them up with a nice bow and send them to someone you love 🙂

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Another Sale!

Another copy of A Spring of Dreams sold! It's no #52 in its section! Spread the word get me to number 1 🙂  

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First Sale

First sale of A Spring of Dreams! Here's to more I hope. Wonder if it was some one I know or a stranger.

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The Sea Seeds Ideas

I read an article the other day (I really should bookmark them as I can't find it now!) that was about a new Stephen King book due out. It's a collection of short stories - nothing unusual there. The difference is that he is putting a substantial introduction to each one, about where he was… Continue reading The Sea Seeds Ideas

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Another Arrival!

This is another reason I have been quiet on the blog for a while! Book number two has arrived! This one is not a novel but a collection of poems. All the poems I wrote for my year-long Poem a Day Challenge. So more proofreading and then pressing the button to make it available both… Continue reading Another Arrival!

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NaPoWriMo!!!!!

So having conquered NaNoWriMo last year and done a poem a day for a whole year previous to that I have now signed up for National Poem Writing Month - 30 poems in 30 days. How hard can it be? Gulp! Just two kids to look after as well as a mounting work load -… Continue reading NaPoWriMo!!!!!

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A whole Year of Poetry – Done!

So that's it! I am done - finished. A whole year of poetry, one per day - posted. 99% were new a couple were old ones re edited. The point was that it forced me to be in creative mode every day. If life were so damned stressful at the moment I would go out… Continue reading A whole Year of Poetry – Done!

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Poem a day challenge #365 (Tower of Stone)

Tower of Stone By Scott Bailey © 2014 Tower of stone Where hearts are joined Names are blessed Flesh is laid to rest Still The tower is stone And cannot Learn to love Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #364 (Span)

Span By Scott Bailey © 2014 Span of stone Taking some to work Others home As it has For centuries Others watch Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #363 (Distant Clattering)

Distant Clattering By Scott Bailey © 2014 A white wedge Spotted in the corner Of a run-down shop Off the track Joyful memories swell And from the past I hear the clattering Of a metal bowl Filling with a quarter pound Of sherbet lemons Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #362 (Peppers)

Peppers By Scott Bailey © 2014 Hot red and burnt orange The peppers in the pot Ready to be plucked And in the dinner popped Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #361 (Gauges)

Gauges By Scott Bailey © 2014 Whatever happened to gauges Haven’t seen one for ages It gives a feeling of age Does a good gauge Engineering solid and good Surrounded by brass or set in wood The odd jet of steam venting What were they all preventing Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #361 (Gauges)

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Poem a day challenge #360 (On Wing)

On Wing By Scott Bailey © 2014 On wing Defying the earth Submitting to the wind And trust Soaring joy Freedom high Oh for wings For real Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #359 (Bluebell Path)

Bluebell Path By Scott Bailey © 2014 Bluebell path Goes to the heart A potent sign Of where I am Where I have been My roots are theirs We share soil And shall again Get the previous ones herehttp://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

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Poem a day challenge #358 (Splosh)

Splosh By Scott Bailey © 2014 Splosh And a little erosion Helped on By little hands Joy is free Get the previous ones here http://wp.me/P3kG6h-bb  and get my début novel Mankind Limited