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About barabrith

lover of home-baked words, country and coastal locations, fragrances, camping, crafting, and knowledge for the sheer joy of it

Poems for People: an Anthology in Solidarity with Refugees

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The Namesake

Originally posted on themoonlitdoor:
Tui in a Kowhai tree (photo ┬ęTanya Lunn 2015) Here’s a short story that I wrote in response to an assignment on my creative writing course. The brief was that the story must be on the…

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Why I knew I would love The Night Rainbow

Why I knew I would love The Night Rainbow.

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The Alternative Father’s Day

THE ANTI-TEA TOWEL POEM for FATHER’S DAY There aren’t any cards in Tesco’s, Hallmark, or the ever-so-fashionable Farmers’ Market to say to someone on Father’s Day “Sorry your father wasn’t around for you, or sorry your children’s father isn’t around … Continue reading

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Father’s Day: an antidote for those who aren’t celebrating today

Father’s Day is a tough one for some people. Not for card manufacturers, or T-shirt sellers, or Amazon’s worldwide sites, but for those who grew up without a father, because he was absent, or deceased, or at best part-time and … Continue reading

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Ephemeral Petals

He passes the church yard confetti clings to the wheels of his trolley. Head down, he wheels onward driving through debris: petals, fallen stars, hearts, grains of rice. Fleeting tokens, nothing more! Nothing lasts but chunky rubbber wheels.

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Mr Gove

Originally posted on Paul Bernal's Blog:
Mr Gove was extraordinarily arrogant. Painfully arrogant. He believed that he knew how everything should be done. He believed that everyone else in the world was stupid and ignorant. The problem was, Mr…

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