This month, Bert Biscoe reads ‘A Shadow Departs’, a touching poem dedicated to the memory of Clarice Mortenson-Fowler who sadly passed away aged 97 on New Years eve 2013. The daughter of the Captain of a Merchant Schooner, Clarice lived her entire life in Truro, where she became a well known and popular figure. She was…Continue Reading “A Shadow Departs – In memory of Clarice Mortenson-Fowler”
This month Alan Kent remembers the not so distant glory days at South Crofty with his poem Winding Engine, Robinson’s Shaft. “ʼEave on your steelies boy! We’m goin’ down t’ ’Ell.” This must have once been said here, above the bountiful, tapering shaft of two hundred fathoms upon which still rests this battleship grey of drum and…Continue Reading “Winding Engine, Robinson’s Shaft”
This month, Bert Biscoe returns with another hauntingly beautiful poetry reading. Pull up a pew for his reading of ‘Map Truro’. If you enjoyed ‘Map Truro’, you can read more of our Cornish themed poems here, and Bert’s last offering ‘Boy Basset and his Monument’ here. Join us next month for more in our poetry…Continue Reading “Map Truro”
This month Bert Biscoe returns with ‘Boy Basset and his Monument’, a touching poem about Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville, and the Basset Memorial on Carn Brea which was dedicated to him following his death. If you enjoyed Bert’s poem, you can read more of our Cornish themed poems here. Join us next month…Continue Reading “Boy Basset and his Monument”
This month in our Cornish poetry series, we have Melanie William’s touching poem about her aunt Joan. Gingham not silk, linen not sable Plain stitch and cross stitch Displace embroidery. All honest, simple practical A frank face, impish smile, open heart, Recall the early, stronger, taller Joan. In childhood group, large-eyed She looks on…Continue Reading “Joan”
This month, we have Bert Biscoe reading his touching poem about Cornwall’s capital city, ‘Trura’. https://beyondendurancedotcodotuk.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/tony-mansell-trura-bert-biscoe.wav If you enjoyed ‘Trura’, you can read more of our Cornish themed poems here, and Bert’s last offering ‘I remember’ here. Join us next month for more in our poetry series.