Archive for June, 2012

We Need To Talk About The Rain

Posted in Poetry on June 28, 2012 by belfastdavid

Not the soft gentle rain
which drifts in from the sea
carrying with it both
scent and taste of the ocean,

not the wind driven rain,
horizontal in your face,
pushing you forward
in one direction only,

not the downpours of rain
which bounce from the ground,
soak you from the bottom up
and from the top down,

not the thunder filled rain
which is best watched
from behind glass
as lightning streaks across the sky,

not the low cloud sort of rain
which obscures your vision
in all directions making you
uncertain of where you are,

but the rain we walked through
that September evening holding hands
when we promised that next year
we would do this again.


There are no such things as Seagulls – the Book

Posted in Poetry with tags , on June 18, 2012 by belfastdavid

My new book is now available from Valley Press.

It will be available on Amazon and in bookshops shortly

Poetry and Painting combined

Posted in iPad painting using Brushes with tags , , , on June 1, 2012 by belfastdavid

I have recently become intrigued by the thought of combining my poetry and my painting in such a way that one image contains both a poem and a painting.

It seems to me that the combination may make an interesting work of art.

Sometimes the poem comes first, sometimes the painting comes first. And sometimes they just belong together.

These are the first three I have done.
Do let me know what you think.


Reality on Whitby Pier

In this case there was no question in my mind that the two belong together.

I have printed this off, blown up to poster size, and pinned it on the cork board in my kitchen.


In this case the poem came first.
I was looking through the poems which will be included in my new book and just thought – I could paint that.
Just for fun.


In this case the painting came first.
I took an extract from one of my poems because it seemed to fit.