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A Spring of Dreams – Trench

Trench By Scott Bailey © 2013 Dancing with my wife,last week the telegraph came:Coughs ring round the trench. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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A Spring of Dreams – Nation

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Kerching! Kerchang! Pow!Our economy picks up!Soul still desolate.  

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A Spring of Dreams – Butterfly

Butterfly By Scott Bailey © 2014 Sod the camouflageBe resplendent in the sunFlutter high and shine Photo by Scott Bailey Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Daggers

By Scott Bailey © 2014 A dagger can be subtleNot just a sharp stabbing toolCan slowly cut away supportsUntil they fray with timeAnd then it only takesA single little pluckAnd all comes crashing downThe betrayers hand unknown Photo by Jaime Reimer on Pexels.com

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Red

By Scott Bailey © 2013 RedSwathes in fieldsToo many Black and whiteThe headlinesThat sowed the seed GreyThe problemsThe ethicsThe guns Yellowthe gasand the memories RedRemembranceand ledger Photo by Bogdan R. Anton on Pexels.com

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A Spring of Dreams

365 poems of different forms and moods. A poem a day for a year. Read in a Spring of Dreams now.

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Short and Sweet

A Spring of Dreams Some poemsShort and sweetUnlike me

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Perhaps

  By Scott Bailey © 2013 In an unremarkable flatNext to a noisy tapas barIs where, perhaps, Hawkins might dieFolded in his chairIt will not be rememberedUnlike his remarkable mindSuch are the vagaries of life and deathBoth ridiculous and sublime Read more in A Spring of Dreams

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Ring of Justice (Kyrielle)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 In golden age where steel was kingRich voices of great bards there ringThe rising pride of knights there swellsAround the ring where justice dwells Behind the throne where power liesThe dark intent deep in his eyesThe ancient druid gathers spellsAround the ring where justice dwells The jealous son holds his… Continue reading Ring of Justice (Kyrielle)

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Alcyone (Pleiades)

By Scott Bailey © 2013 English: Alcyon, in Pleiades Star Cluster (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Another spirit lostAwash in the swell and foamAnguished over lost loveAnger dealt him the blowArising from the seaAlighting on the airA bright bird arises http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Class of Blood

By Scott Bailey © 2013 You people don’t understand. It’s tradition. It’s sport. It’s in our genes. Blood. Jobs are created By the sport we choose. By the blood we shed. Surely that’s enough. Of course The same can’t be said For you And your cock fights.  www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Sparks

By Scott Bailey © 2013 A sad shadow falls Casting gloom over our dreams: Sparks dispel the dark! Check out my author website for more details

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One Liner Wednesday – Short and Sweet

A Spring of Dreams #1linerWeds. Some poems, short and sweet, unlike me.

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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 – 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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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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Start the year with poetry – Still available 365 poems just for your enjoyment.

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 time.   Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace

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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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Author Page Growing

After a concerted effort - my Facebook page has exceeded 1000 likes. Now if I could just turn those likes into sales of book I would be a happier man. Any hints or pointers welcome. https://www.facebook.com/scottandrewbailey?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Author Pages

I have now set up both a Facebook Author page and my own website Check them out - and like if you like 😉