Falling

falling's not the problem When I'm falling I'm in peace It's only when I hit the ground It causes all the grief”  (Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine) I can…

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For a’ that, an’ a’ that, / It’s comin’ yet for a’ that, / That Man to Man the warld o’er / Shall brithers be for a’ that. (Robert Burns)

It’s Burns’ Night, when the Scottish diaspora, in Burns clubs all over the globe, traditionally slaughter the haggis and devour it with neeps, tatties and a dod of whisky. Well…

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Resolution

"New Year's Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." (Mark Twain) The above…

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Incidentals

4Word is very proud to announce the launch of our latest pamphlet (our fifth) – Incidentals by Mary Gilonne. Mary weaves elegant tapestries of language, where every word is stitched…

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Ode To Autumn

Ode To Autumn. Autumn is upon us and Rachael Clyne’s outstanding pamphlet, Girl Golem, has received a brilliant review from Fiona Sinclair, editor of Message in a Bottle poetry magazine.…

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Send Rain

Until yesterday, we had had no rain in Dorset for over nine weeks, combined with day after day of temperatures hovering around the high twenties, low thirties. My sun-baked poetry…

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