Poetry and A Child in the Middle

This is one of the many poems which appears in A Child in the Middle.  I kept my own ‘poetry diary’ of my search for my birth parents, only to discover – when I finally met my mother – that she, too, was a poet and her work is included as well....

Fear, hope, loss, birth

Last summer we spent a week in France with a couple who had spent a long time trying to get pregnant.   It is something I come across on a professional basis all the time, reading how prospective adopters have had to come to terms with their multiple losses through...

Woman with a Red Zinnia by Mary Cassatt 1891

Or if the title doth protest too much: you, sitting on a bench in a dress, Holding a red flower in one hand, Me left wondering.   Behind you the park is spacious and soft Like a pale green duvet on a clean bed In an empty house in the country Where all the...