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December 05, 2011

Winter

Angela Black writes about England's confusing weather.

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November 21, 2011

The Sparrow And The Robin

Angela Black's poem expresses a deep appreciation of Nature as it is.

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October 24, 2011

Mimi Gives Me A Bone

Angela Black brings us another poem for children.

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October 17, 2011

The Saint And The Sinners

Angela Black’s poem reflects upon different attitudes to Tintagel.

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October 10, 2011

Biscuits For A Treat

Angela Black brings us another poem for children cencerning Meggie, a pet cat.

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October 03, 2011

Autumn Woods

Angela Black brings us a seasonal poem.

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September 26, 2011

On With The Jamas

Meggie the kitten does not like wearing human clothes - whether by day or by night.

Angela Black brings us another children's poem.

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September 19, 2011

Pink Frilly Knickers - Not Me!

Meggie the cat doesn't like the idea of dressing up in human clothes.

Angela Black brings us another poem for children.

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September 12, 2011

Softly In The Summer Time

Angela Black brings us a seasonal poem.

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September 05, 2011

You're The Boss!

Meggie the pet cat realises who is the boss.

Angela Black presents another poem for children.

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August 29, 2011

Mummy In The Evening Glow

Angela Black brings us another children's poem.

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August 22, 2011

Teasing

Angela Black brings us another poem for children.

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August 15, 2011

Ode To A Faithful Muse

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August 08, 2011

Death

Illness is a woman’s province, says Angela Black in this sombre poem.

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August 01, 2011

The Old Man And The Witch

Angela Black’s poem recalls invented fears.

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July 25, 2011

A Bundle Of Love

Angela Black presents another poem for children.

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July 18, 2011

Summer Seaside

Angela Black brings us another poem for children.

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July 11, 2011

On Climbing Great Gable

...At noon I lay upon the mountains
Horror of ridge and ledge
Battered by the rhythm of the storm and
Swooning at the chasm's edge...

Angela Black’s poem brings a sense of the wonder and the fear engendered by walking on challenging mountains.

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July 04, 2011

Summer Evening

Here'a another of Angela Black's series of poems for children.

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June 27, 2011

Summer Of The Butterfly

Angela Black writers about a delight which lasts but a day.

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June 20, 2011

Summer Is A Cummin In

Angela Black's poem celebrates the season of warmth and sunshine.

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June 13, 2011

A Little Friend

Angela Black brings two more children's poems about a little four-legged friend, Meggie.

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June 06, 2011

Growing And Learning

Angela Black brings another poem for children.

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May 30, 2011

The Role Of The Sexes

Both sexes are now walking tall, says Angela Black.

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May 23, 2011

Too Sleepy In The Morning

Angela Black's poem tells of a splendid family custom.

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May 16, 2011

How It Began

Angela Black's poem tells of a first meeting and an infinite bond.

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May 09, 2011

Pet Lamb?

Angela Black presents two more poems for children.

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May 02, 2011

Mimi's Little Dog

Angela Black's poem for children tells of a dog with a well-trained owner.

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April 25, 2011

Just A Bean-bag?

Angela Black's poem concerns a lucky dog - and a lucky girl.

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April 18, 2011

Some Thoughts On Death

Angela Black expresses fortudinous thoughts.

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April 11, 2011

The Brookfield Clan

Here's another gentle poem from Angela Black.

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April 04, 2011

Bunny Tails In Spring

Angela Black presents a seasonal poem for children.

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March 28, 2011

What's To Do?

The message in Angela Black's poem is that things fall apart, but never give in.

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March 21, 2011

Spring

Here’s a seasonal poem from Angela Black.

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March 14, 2011

Spring

Here is another poem in a collection of poetry for children by Angela Black.

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March 07, 2011

The Changing Sky

Angela Black's poem reminds us that the sky serves as a reminder of our place in the universe.

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February 28, 2011

Nature

Angela Black's poem extolling nature was written for children.

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February 21, 2011

Ding-Dong Spring

Angela Black writes for the season we long for.

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February 14, 2011

The Rational Illusion

Angela Black's poem says our gods will inevitably let us down.

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February 07, 2011

Away With Worry

Angela Black's poem advocates immediate action to rid yourself of worries.

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January 31, 2011

What Use Are Babies?

Angela Black asks a pertinent chid's view questioon.

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January 24, 2011

Further Circles

Angela Black's poem concerns the awful symmetry of Nature.

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January 17, 2011

Juliet Re-Edited

Angela Black brings a new wist to an old love story.

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January 10, 2011

Too Sleepy In The Morning

Angela Black’s poem brings a child’s-eye view of the dawning of a new day.

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January 03, 2011

Rogue Planet

Angela Black sees trouble ahead - but not to worry.

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December 27, 2010

The Sparrow And The Robin

Angela Black's poem tells of a friendly robin.

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December 20, 2010

Winter Lights

Angela Black captures the season in this brief poem for children.

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December 13, 2010

Winter

Angela Black brings us a timely poem.

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December 06, 2010

Nice Snow Man

Angela Black’s poem expresses a child’s desire for a long freeze.

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November 29, 2010

Autumn Again

Angela Black writes aout the season of mists and mellowness.

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November 22, 2010

Winter

Angela Black’s poem considers winter danger.

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November 15, 2010

Autumn Sad And Autumn Gay

Angela Black expresses a young girl's mixed views on autumn.

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November 08, 2010

Ba Ba Black Sheep

The sheep are getting clever, as Angela Black reveals.

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November 01, 2010

Firelight And Music

Angela Black's poem features fire in all its moods.

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October 25, 2010

Near Death Experience

Angela Black tells of a reassuring experience.

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October 18, 2010

Progress Pilgrim

Angela Black reaches an awareness of her own potential.

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October 11, 2010

Pots And Plants

Angela Black's poem makes you wonder whether a house and garden can contain too many plants.

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October 04, 2010

Dying For Romance

Angela Black tells of the fate of a Casanova.

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September 27, 2010

The Frog

Angela Black writes about Nature's clown.

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September 20, 2010

To All Good Carers - A Token

Angela Black says thank you to her carers.

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September 13, 2010

The Rabbit And The Squirrel

Angela Black derives pleasure from the wildlife in her garden.

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September 06, 2010

A Sombre Message

Angela Black’s poem emphasises the “flaw’’ in our planet Earth.

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August 30, 2010

The Patience Of Julie

Angela Black pays tribute to a loyal amanuensis.

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August 23, 2010

Autumn

Angela Black’s poem heralds the arrival of keen Autumnal days.

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August 16, 2010

Mottos

Angela Black finds rhyming words when she needs them.

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August 09, 2010

The Water Lily

Angela Black sees profundity in a single flower.

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August 02, 2010

Heart And Mind

Angela Black’s poem calls on heart and mind to reach a compromise.

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July 26, 2010

Oh Poor Mole

Angela Black muses on whether there is a place in the world for moles.

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July 19, 2010

Dim-Witted Pessimist

Angela Black’s poem paints a gloomy picture for the pessimist.

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July 12, 2010

Depression

Angela Black's six-line poem is the essence of sound advice.

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July 05, 2010

Mouse In The Meadow

Angela Black's poem tells of an act of kindness to a small creature.

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June 28, 2010

Robin

Angela Black's poem concerns a garden refuge.

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June 21, 2010

Flowers

Angela Black's poem celebrates natural beauty.

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June 14, 2010

Oh Poor Mole - Or Should They Be?

Angela Black considers the life of the mole.

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June 07, 2010

Do Not Love

With due thanks to Tennyson, Angela Black's brief poem emphasises the need for love.

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May 31, 2010

Don't Blame The Bees

Don’t blame the bees for stinging, says Angela Black.

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May 24, 2010

Birds Know Best

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May 17, 2010

A Clever Worm

Angela Black celebrates the cleverness of the worm.

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May 10, 2010

Circles

Angela Black’s poem tells you what to do if you want a safe life.

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Circles

Angela Black’s poem tells you what to do if you want a safe life.

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May 03, 2010

C'est La Vie

Angela Black's poem cponcerns a mother who, while getting on with her housework, put her baby in a basket hanging from a beam in the roof.

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April 26, 2010

Art And Inspiration

Angela Black considers the inspiration for art.

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April 19, 2010

Dreaming

Angela Black contemplates the messages in dreams.

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April 12, 2010

Forever

Angela Black longs to again be with the lost love of her life.

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April 05, 2010

Do Not Hope

With a nod in Alexander Pope’s direction, Angela Black reminds us that hope can hurt.

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March 29, 2010

The Dark And I

Angela Black presents a bedtime poem for children.

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March 22, 2010

Where Will The Birds Go?

What is beautiful to the human eye can be dire for wildlife as Angela Black's poem emphasises.

Angela is in her nineties but has lost none of her urge to write. To read more of her words please click on

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March 15, 2010

Mind And Heart

Angela Black's poem tells of a writer's satisfaction.

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March 08, 2010

Why?

Angela Black’s poem suggests there is a lesson to be learned from an unwonted parting.

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March 01, 2010

Addendum

Angela Black muses on the adaptability of living creatures.

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February 15, 2010

Away With Worry

,,,Worries are circles that go round and round...

Angela Black is a poet who is still writing in her mid-90s. So compulsive is her urge to write that recently, when there was no paper to hand, she wrote a poem around the edges of the insructions leaflet from a bottle of pills.

We are pleased to announce that Angela's poems will be appearing week by week in Open Writing.

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