The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald Book Review

July 29, 2014

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The Hangman's Song by James Oswald (front)

The third in the series of the Detective Inspector McLean crime series by James Oswald with a supernatural twist that started with Natural Causes starts off with quite literally a drop; well a hanging actually, hence the title The Hangman’s Song. McLean comes in to the story whilst investigating a suspected prostitution and human trafficking […]

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Battle Fury

July 29, 2014

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The Battle Fury of Cú Chulainn

Like a storm cloud is he His anger like thunder His roar resounds in battle Scaring many asunder His rage red as blood As that which flows from the dead His vision fixed on his enemies Themselves filled with dread He slashes with sword Cutting a swathe like grass Many a head does roll And […]

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Under a Willow Tree

July 29, 2014

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A warm sticky day greets many a soul The sun beating down on lazy days A woman sits under a tree Willows drinking from the canal She sits reading a book Lost in its story on an adventure The shade cools her brow The branches sway in the breeze Calming her soul resting her mind […]

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In a Canalside Pub

July 29, 2014

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The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted, Herts taken by the author Darren Greenidge

I wrote this in one of my favourite pubs nearby called the Rising Sun, a place you should all visit if in the Hertfordshire area. The summer crowds gather In sticky summer heat Outside the pub Some in sandalled feet Drinks in hand they chatter About things high and low Some watching the boats As […]

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Stars

July 28, 2014

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Eilean Donan Castle at Night by Craig Urquhart

Countless stars above Swirling Turning In an endless dance To the music of the Universe The tune as old As time These myriad of Ancient lights so far away Look upon us all Covering our skies A blanket of twinkling diamonds From below On our revolving rock Stands a castle proud By a loch with […]

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Summer Rain

July 28, 2014

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SUMMER RAIN - AFREMOV by Leonidafremov

Your eyes shine brighter than a sun Burning into my soul, seeing all I look away uncomfortably Not wanting those eyes seeing my heart But they burrow deep Feeling their way through Seeing more than is allowed Shining like diamonds, these Angel’s tears They find my Pandora’s box Hidden for so long but now opened […]

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Spy Hole

July 28, 2014

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Spyhole by Darren Greenidge and Caliburnusrises.co.uk

Noises outside the door Scratching sounds Footsteps Deep breathing You go to the door Listening Worried It seems to have stopped You think to open the door But don’t Instead you decide on something else You move to the spy hole Prepared to look out To see But something sees you An eye stares back […]

Posted in: Poetry
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