I am delighted to announce the publication of my latest poetry pamphlet, published by Impspired Press, due out 25th April
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About Earth Magicke
Lockdown has truly had a huge impact on all of us. We have been able to take time to admire the simple things in life with an enhanced appreciation of nature and the changing seasons, renewing our gratitude for the things we have but so often take for granted. In this collection of poems I reflect on these magical discoveries by taking the reader on a poetic stroll through the calendar year, pausing to look in depth at landscape, flora and fauna, customs and traditions, revealing a myriad delightful discoveries made during lockdown and beyond. Whether the reader inhabits an urban or rural landscape I sense there is a common bond which is explored here through verse in both traditional and contemporary forms.
First review by Brian McManus
” It was with great pleasure and no little anticipation that I accepted the remit of reviewing Margaret Royall’s latest poetry pamphlet “Earth Magicke”. Margaret is a well seasoned published poet with a sharp observational style and this slim volume is no exception. The poetry was written in Lockdown which gives it an added poignancy, and details the changes in her natural world over a calendar year and the course of the four seasons.
The work itself is of an exceptionally high standard as one might expect and is both elegant and is characterised by a complete lack of artifice.
The underlying tone of the work speaks to a quality which is both ethereal and almost mythical and mystical in equal part. The poetry lives in a natural world we all need to inhabit more fully and supports us and guides us on that journey.
Margaret Royall has a very rare talent for ‘seeing’ rather than simply ‘looking at’ our natural world and we are all honoured and blessed to be able to share that vision through her outstanding writing.
Brian McManus, poet, writer, essayist, reviewer and researcher in Geopoetics and Open World Poetry, Spring 2021.”
Approaching Year’s End
Dark days of trembling trees,
Liminal light fast-fading
Soft-smiled the slow
on grey horizon.
Night hustles, like a hunting hawk,
Watching and waiting
.Fallow fields fold into
twilight blur, sky-scape stained
indigo with impatient breath…
And winter aimlessly
searching for a star above a stable.
Silent Seas ( an extract)
When landlocked I dream only of silent seas,
Soft, sensual swell, sheltering beneath silken sheets,
Sequestered by sudden storms on spring tides.
I crawl inside conch shells for comfort, huddle
in lush layers of lemon balm and sea lavender,
lulled by scented lullabies into soothing sleep.
Eyes averted, I dismiss the darkness of reality,
Swimming in peaceful coves by coral cliffs that flash
pink in siren sunsets. I drown in the opalescence……
🎉 🎉My launch event will be 4th May evening. It’s free. To read about it and book a FREE ticket please click on the link below🎉🎉
There will be a podcast about me & the book posted here end of April too
PODCAST OF MY INTERVIEW + STEVE CAWTE ABOUT ‘ EARTH MAGICKE’
This is now live. A link to listen is below. It lasts 45 mins, contains two readings of poems from the book and two songs chosen by me. copy & paste into browser.