Helen
Laycock

Poetry

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W.H. Auden said, 'A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.'

Poetry, to me, is a way of distilling experience and emotion into a powerful package which lingers and echoes after reading,

I have written, probably, over 1000 poems. Many have appeared in literary journals and in online publications, but now  I am harvesting them...

There are links in the menu to a few pieces, but the books are where you will find each theme explored in depth. 

Look out for forthcoming collections...

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” 

Robert Frost