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My main artistic interests are music (I play guitar and ukulele, sing and write songs), photography (mainly landscapes, travel and family) and poetry. I began writing poems (not counting the few I wrote in school) in the 1990s, and I continue to enjoy writing them, along with the occasional short story. I have lived the whole of my life in West Yorkshire, England.

Submitted Poems 275 total

Taking My Time

I'm taking my time with chores still to do;
I don't like to rush them at all.
I'm painting the kitchen a delicate hue,
And driving my wife up the...

by Robert Haigh

added 3 years ago
Dark Horse

I ride on a dark horse
through the canyons
of our past.

Far away from
the desert island of our
disaffected here and now.

I catch glimpses of you
on a high bluff,
looking down at...

by Robert Haigh

added 3 years ago
A Love Story

Till I met you I never knew
What love could mean; what love could do.
It seems so simple now,
But you, girl, showed me how.

My life was empty till you came;
I thought that love was just a game.
You opened up my eyes,
And made me...

by Robert Haigh

added 3 years ago
Tick Box Tourist

She is a tick box tourist,
Trotting round the globe;
Totting up her air miles,
But she's a xenophobe!

She likes to say, "I've been there!"
(Wherever 'there' may be.)
She's bought the T-shirt too;
A form of...

by Robert Haigh

added 3 years ago
Sing Your Song (Villanelle)

Sing! Sing your song for all of us to hear!
A song well-sung will brighten any day.
Play! Play that song so full of warmth and...

by Robert Haigh

added 3 years ago

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