Poems by Donald James Dolby
I have been writing poetry on and off for most of my life.
There have been times (sometimes considerable
lengths of time) when I have written very little and
then something brings the inspiration back and
a creative burst results.
Sometimes my poems are written with a particular subject in mind,
occasionally even to order or commission, but my
favourites are generally those where something
sparked an idea and then the poem took on a life
of its own and ended up in a completely different
place to that envisaged at the beginning. One
example of this is Go With Me which was intended
as a trip to a fantasy world but was never intended
to end up with such a misanthropic final line!
If you choose to read any of my poems I hope
you enjoy them and would welcome any
comments you may have.