Of Welsh descent, Bill Thomas is currently a teacher of Religious Studies, History & Astronomy at Tewkesbury School in Gloucestershire, UK. As well as writing & performing poetry, in his spare time he takes pictures of postboxes & plays Subbuteo (flick-to-kick table soccer) . He is married, with two stepchildren & a permanent puzzled expression while trying to look for things that were there just a moment ago.


Wild Bill Balding Poems

Butterfly Child

hormonal soup
pulsing, congealing;
chrysalis carapace
throbbing, cracking; ... more »

Domesticated Appliance

The fridge sits purring happily
in the corner of my kitchen,
well-behaved, domesticated,
house-trained even.... more »


Into the warm, inviting yellow
twists a brush loaded with blue.
Surprised, suspicious,
the shades swirl round each other,... more »

Wild Bill Balding Quotes

Comments about Wild Bill Balding

Yvonne Rautenbach 16 Jul 2008 09:29
Strange but if anyone had asked me age 7 what I wanted to be I might have said 'a crayon' and I still tend to add an embellishment and a bit of colour to absolutely everything! I am not sure you liked the boy who wanted to be a crayon but I think he was possibly the one with the lateral thinking. What did he grow up to be? Thought provoking.