• 21st Century Address To The Haggis

    So there ye are ye bag o’ bits
    Ingredients tae ease the shits
    Smooth an’ roon’ an’ stappit fu’
    Wi bits o’ sheep and bits o’ coo... more »

  • 3 Stars

    When I’m lost and lonely
    When I feel I’ve lost the way
    When darkness casts its cloak around me
    Something comes to save the day... more »

  • A Lesson In Cooking

    Ten years in France, I really should
    Appreciate this type of food.
    I started young, weaned on baguette
    Not ready then for Andouillette.... more »

  • Dame De Contraires

    Dame de contraires
    Tu te caches bien
    Tu me raconte beaucoup
    Mais tu me dis rien... more »

  • Disappointed

    Take a look at me
    And tell me what you see
    Someone underweight
    In pathetic puny state... more »

  • Entre La Pluie Et Le Soleil

    Sous la pluie
    Sous estimé
    Sourire jamais
    Etre déprimé... more »

  • Heartbreak

    Heartbreak is the sound of summer’s cotton clouds
    Torn apart by altitude’s imperceptible winds
    Their wispy fingers desperately grasping at each other
    Before being rend apart forever... more »

  • Heidi

    Dis-moi mon petit ange Heidi
    Pourquoi tu ne te trouve pas belle
    Tu n’as pas confiance en toi
    Disant que t’es pas top modèle... more »

  • La Feuille Et Le Ruisseau

    Petit ruisseau tu me fais heureux
    Je te regarde, t’es plein de beauté
    Tes cascades tourbillonnées
    Tes mares bien tranquilles... more »

  • La Tartiflette

    Written winter 2007 and the writer's first venture at writing in his adopted home country's language. Given that the Scots celebrate Burn's night with a poem about a certain foodstuff he wanted to do something similar that could be celebrated in the area in which he now lives, so here it is! !

    Autour des montagnes des deux Savoies... more »

  • L'Ange De Savoie

    Il était une fois
    Et le temps est surement passé
    J’ai de la chance à trouver
    Un ange qui était cassé... more »

  • Ma Petite Étoile

    Merci ma petite étoile
    Merci d’être toi
    Tu brilles dans mon ciel
    Tu illumines ma voie... more »

  • Nadine

    Douce Nadine es- tu réelle?
    Ou seulement personne virtuelle
    Une image sur mon écran
    Ou non... more »

  • New Faith

    Our lives put on trial by TV
    And sentenced by magazines
    Berated by idealised icons
    Brainwashed in our teens... more »

  • Self-Centred?

    Self –important egocentricity
    Self-righteously centred on
    Self-fulfilling prophecies
    Self-selected from... more »

  • The Andouillette Of Lyon

    The Andouillette of Lyon was written in January 2007 and is based on an experience often recounted by the poet's father-in-law, Hector Davidson who while holidaying in Lyon in France decided to try the local dish and although being a chef himself and willing to try anything found this delicacy just a step too far. The Andouillette is a sausage containing a large quantity of intestines with a rather unique texture. The poem describes how the poet envisaged the encounter.

    I took a trip to Lyon
    It’s a trip I won’t forget... more »

  • The Heart

    A heart is a place to guard all that is precious to you
    A place to hide the things you hold most dear
    May this heart hold some special moments
    Treasured from life from year on year... more »

  • The Scotch Pie

    Wi hunger pangs I pushed the door
    An’ entered in ma local store
    Rushin’ roon in search o’ scran
    I didnae want tae use a pan... more »

  • The Vegetarian Haggis

    The Vegetarian Haggis was written in January 2007 while the poet was working in a ski hire shop in Les Gets in the French Alps. He was about to recite Burns' famous 'Address to the Haggis' at the Bar Bush in Les Gets which was an annual event. Knowing that there was also to be a vegetarian option to the traditional Burns' Night Haggis neeps and tatties he decided that it would be fitting to provide a contemporary version which would follow Burns' aptittude for social comment. The poem therefore addresses this vegetarian option and comments somewhat irreverently on the food and diet ideas of the time.

    Whit’s this you’ve put upon ma plate?... more »

  • Too Cool For School

    This poem is inspired by my teenage daughter's current attitudes to her studying. Parents, you've heard it all before!

    Don’t want to stand out and look absurd
    That’s only for a geek or a nerd... more »

  • What Is A Poet?

    A farmer of feelings
    Tending the fields of untold dreams
    Harvesting emotions
    And bottling silent screams... more »