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Country: United Kingdom
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Member Since: Jan 11, 2008

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rickyengland

IN SEARCH OF THE SILENCE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 26, 2010
SILENCE PERSONIFIED 28/12/10 - Today I changed lines 6...

GIANT PETE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 4, 2008
About a big ant!
Tags:giant, fight, nest, insects, ant, colony

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LEAVES OF AUTUMN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 22, 2008
This is not about a specific war, but war in general.
Tags:soldiers, fall, leaves, war, autumn

LAKELANDS

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 7, 2008
I was searching for a topic of inspiration. The natural...
Tags:gift, artist, mountains, sailor, scenery, lakes, hills, cumbria, climber

SKIN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
The smoothness of the female skin. mmmmmmm!
Tags:love, beauty, sensual, touch, skin

THE GRUMBLE BEE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 28, 2008
Another one of my poems for kids, but if adults like it,...

A FALCON NAMED 'ARROW'

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 22, 2008
This poem was a finalist in the recent Wordclay contest....
Tags:sky, birds, flying, prey, falcon, dive

SUNLIGHT ON THE CAUSEWAY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 18, 2008
I must confess that I only used 'causeway' 'cos it...

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SEA MUSIC

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 17, 2008
Don't you just love the sea? The large picture is one I...
Tags:music, peace, solitude, rhythm, waves, sea

WHO? ME?

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 14, 2008
Let's be us.

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SENSORY NONSENSE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
I'm sure you will become aware of several made up words...
Tags:fantasy, nature, forest, surreal, colour, mountains, river, scenery

HOLLOW VICTORY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
Oh the irony of life.....
Tags:chase, fly, hollow, meadow, swift, swallow

GONE POTTY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
For those of you thwarted by the elements...

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MISTS AND MASTS

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
I wrote this piece on holiday, during a time of...
Tags:mystery, float, sea, mist, masts, boats

Writing Portfolio

IN SEARCH OF THE SILENCE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 26, 2010
SILENCE PERSONIFIED 28/12/10 - Today I changed lines 6...

YOU, I, US

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 28, 2010
Just a noodle of words....

A YORKSHIRE VALENTINE FO' THI

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 8, 2010
Us Yorkshiremen do av' an 'eart tha' knows

A LOAD O' BULL

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 7, 2010
I'm on a roll with the Yorkshire stuff....must be summat...

WEALTHY WALTER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 6, 2010
The second in my series of Yorkshire Tales following...

SALLY'S GRAN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 5, 2010
In t' Yorkshire tongue! Translation available on request..

WORD POWER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 6, 2009
About....er...words

A BARGAIN FOR AN EYE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Oct 18, 2009
More rhyming couplets. In the style of many of my other...

LADYBOWER (VERSION 2)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Aug 5, 2009
Here is a second attempt to describe this beautiful...

THE FAIREST OF FAIR

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jul 13, 2009
These are the lyrics to a folk song I wrote in the 80's.

LADYBOWER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jul 5, 2009
Ladybower reservoir is an easy drive from my home and is...

AN EVENTFUL WALK

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jun 25, 2009
Hope you find this amusing and I'm glad it's not a true...

LIKE A TREE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 24, 2008
With a tree, the strength lies hidden, beneath the...

THE VENNISON SKETCH

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 14, 2008
I wrote this as a tribute to the two Ronnies, a big...

NEXT PLEASE.....

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 8, 2008
Perhaps things aren't so bad after all.

STUBBLE MAN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 4, 2008
I wrote this a year ago, but wasn't entirely happy until...

GIANT PETE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 4, 2008
About a big ant!

FIGHT STOPS PLAY!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Dec 3, 2008
About someones first experience of a boxing match.

JOURNAL OF A STONE.

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 29, 2008
A pebbles-eye view of life!

THE FAN FAN CLUB

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 22, 2008
For those who like ridiculous word-play!

LEAVES OF AUTUMN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 22, 2008
This is not about a specific war, but war in general.

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 8 : The Resolution

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 17, 2008
In the last chapter, Jack had the opportunity to return...

THE HAPPINESS HAT HAIKU

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 13, 2008
I just change the title from 'Hat haiku', as a result of...

3-2-1 (A HAIKU)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 13, 2008
I wrote this from experience. Seeing one that is, not...

THE ESSENCE OF CALLIGRAPHY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 12, 2008
The kind of questions I ask myself when putting pen to...

FLANDERS (A HAIKU)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 12, 2008
In the week of rememberance....a Haiku.

ATOP THE WORLD

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 9, 2008
This poem describes the view from the top of my hill....

THREE CHEERS FOR LIFE!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 8, 2008
For the optimists, pessimists, and anyone else who cares...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 7 : All that Jazz

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 8, 2008
In chapter 6, Jack found that his quest to win back Cindy...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 6 : The Quest

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 7, 2008
In chapter 5 Jack's mind was made up by the turn of a...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 5 : The seeds of new love?

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 4, 2008
During his stay in Ireland, Jack had become a faithful...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 4 : Mickey the Miller

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 1, 2008
In chapter 3, Jack Davies embarked on a journey to...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 3 : America calls

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 1, 2008
In chapter 2, Jack's hopes of a future with Cindy were...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 2 : Loaves and Fishes

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Nov 1, 2008
After chapter 1 in which Jack and Cindy meet, 'Loaves and...

THE MINDS EYE (A tribute)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Oct 30, 2008
This is dedicated to a certain Steveland Morris, a blind...

THE HAYMAKER : Chapter 1 : The Meeting place

Novel by rickyengland
Posted: Oct 18, 2008
This story came from an 'accidental sountrack' What I...

THE SONG OF A SOLDIER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Oct 17, 2008
This was a lyric to a song I wrote four years ago. I...

GATOR SOUP

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Aug 22, 2008
Another animal theme from my portfolio. Hope you like it.

SPIRIT OF OLYMPIA

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Aug 20, 2008
The etiquete of sport.

LITTLE GREY FERGIE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Aug 7, 2008
This is a Haiku inspired by a documentary about farming I...

SLING THI' 'OOK

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Aug 2, 2008
Yesterday was 'Yorkshire day' in celebration of our...

MY LOVE FOR YOU (Will never change)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Aug 2, 2008
I wrote this for my daughter. Sometimes I ask her if she...

THE REMEDY OF LOVE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jul 30, 2008
A mini love story in poem form.

GO WITH THE FLOW

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jul 18, 2008
As a change from my usual themes of nature, romance,...

SWISS ACE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jul 3, 2008
In the week of Wimbledon here is my tribute to my...

CIRCLE OF A FOOLISH MAN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jun 29, 2008
I became interested in the idea of a circular piece of...

THE SEASONS MARCH

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jun 25, 2008
LIFE IS A DANCE....

SAVIOUR

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jun 13, 2008
An expression of my faith

A WALK TO NOWHERE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 14, 2008
A reflective prose...

MARTINIQUE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 14, 2008
I recieved this beautiful photograph yesterday, taken by...

ELEPHANT

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 8, 2008
A Double-Haiku about the big beasties.

SEALED WITH A CHIP

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 8, 2008
My father in law has a fish and chip shop. I kid my wife...

HAIKU FOR GUITAR

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 6, 2008
The wonders of musical expression.

THE PLACE THEY NEVER MET (RACE WITH A RAINDROP)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 3, 2008
I thought the idea was maybe better than the...

SON TO SON

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: May 2, 2008
This is about how our perception of schooldays changes...

MARIA

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 26, 2008
Written about my wife, of course, in the week of our...

THE PLEASURES OF A SNOWBOUND MAN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 18, 2008
In February I took my kids sledging in a large field by...

MR SHORT

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 16, 2008
A fictional character from my imagination. I think this...

THE FIRST HOUR OF MY TYPICAL DAY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 12, 2008
Verbs in chronological order..

PRIDE AND JOY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 10, 2008
My fourt attempt at a HAIKU

THREE LINE VERSE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 9, 2008
A bit of silliness for you....

THE THINKER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 8, 2008
About...er...thinking

THE ART OF LIVING

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 8, 2008
Refers to life in the earthly sense.

TEMPTED

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Mar 6, 2008
When one thing leads to another, and people get hurt.

LETTERS AT HER FEET

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 29, 2008
This describes the joy of creative writing in it's...

A MATTER OF TASTE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 28, 2008
Fine cuisine (One for Irwin?) Best read slowly with posh...

HOT WHEELS!!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 27, 2008
The one car I would buy. A Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. OK,...

THE WINDY WALK

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 26, 2008
A Haiku. (5-7-5 syllable format)

JAZZ ROOM JIVE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 25, 2008
I've no idea if this is any good. I wrote it five minutes...

WHALE MEAT AGAIN!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 24, 2008
Talk about 'role reversal'!!

GIANT DREAM DESSERT

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 23, 2008
Another 'kids perspective' one, which seem quite easy for...

HAYMAKER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 23, 2008
This is the title track to a CD I recorded at home, on an...

IF YOU HAVE TO ASK

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 22, 2008
My take on how it feels when we are hurt by those close...

THE DANCE OF RHYME

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 21, 2008
This is one I wrote in the eighties that I have just...

COLD X 2 = WARM

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 21, 2008
My third Haiku about body heat.

ACOUSTIC ACROSTIC

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 18, 2008
A very good friend of mine.

PARISIAN DAME

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
Think Bardot and you're not far wrong.

THE THERAPY OF DUCKFEEDING

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
Cast those cares to the birds.

THE DAY THE FLOODS CAME

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 17, 2008
Anyone living or staying in England in June 2007, or most...

THINGS TO EAT

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 16, 2008
I have no fishing abilities whatsoever.To prove my point,...

AIR HEAD

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 15, 2008
Intended for kids but hey......

LOVE BURNS BRIGHT

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 14, 2008
This is my second Haiku. Here goes....

NEW MESSAGES!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 9, 2008
Something all Booksie members are familiar with. We all...

THE 'EAR OF THE RAT'

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 9, 2008
I challenged myself to write a poem where every word...

LAKELANDS

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 7, 2008
I was searching for a topic of inspiration. The natural...

RUBBISH BIN BAG

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 7, 2008
Two colleagues were talking today about a bag and a...

THE HAND OF FREEDOM

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 5, 2008
My first attempt at a Haiku, if I understand the form...

VALENTINE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 2, 2008
Part of a quartet I wrote this year, celebrating the...

SKIN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
The smoothness of the female skin. mmmmmmm!

DOLPHIN

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Feb 1, 2008
An amazing animal. Playful and intelligent.

THE GRUMBLE BEE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 28, 2008
Another one of my poems for kids, but if adults like it,...

LIKE IT IS!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 27, 2008
If this sounds a little 'off the cuff', it was the...

THIS BEAUTY JOURNEYS FAR

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 26, 2008
Dedicated to my wifes beautiful eyes of semi-Cypriat...

HER SILKEN WONDER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 25, 2008
A focus on the allure of beautiful hair.

CAPTURED LIGHT

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 24, 2008
I've always enjoyed photography. Windows to the past. I...

IF I WERE ALONE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 24, 2008
These were lyrics to a song I wrote way back. They...

DIAMONDS IN THE SKY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 23, 2008
I wrote this as the lyrics to a song.

MY TEACHER ATE A JUMBO JET FOR CHARITY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 23, 2008
Just a daft (you don't say!) thing I threw together this...

A FALCON NAMED 'ARROW'

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 22, 2008
This poem was a finalist in the recent Wordclay contest....

PAPER DART

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 20, 2008
I wrote this as a tribute to all the Booksie people...

SOPORIFIC MEANDERINGS

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 20, 2008
The title is unusual, but thought it was better than...

EARLY WORKS (4 POEMS FROM CHILDHOOD)

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 19, 2008
I stumbled on a school book from my 8th year. My first...

SUNLIGHT ON THE CAUSEWAY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 18, 2008
I must confess that I only used 'causeway' 'cos it...

TOWN LIFE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 18, 2008
I wrote this in my teens (no, not last year!) Written at...

THE WORLDS BEST JOB?

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 18, 2008
A light hearted tribute to the original and best.(IMHO)...

BIRDPLAY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 18, 2008
Words can be illusive when we look. Other times we find...

THE VERY ODD THUMBLE OF RUNDER!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 17, 2008
Cute the way kids mix up phrases.In this case it's...

SEA MUSIC

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 17, 2008
Don't you just love the sea? The large picture is one I...

CLERVAUX

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 16, 2008
From my teenage years. Memories of a visit to Luxemburg.

PERPETUAL DREAM

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 16, 2008
Repeat as desired...

SALSA JIVE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 15, 2008
Hope it makes you chuckle.

NO GUESTS!!!!

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 15, 2008
The study of a grump.

WHO? ME?

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 14, 2008
Let's be us.

RAIN ON SAND

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 14, 2008
It's good to encourage one another.

FALSE ALARM

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 14, 2008
zzzzzzzzzzz...

TRIBUTE FREDDIE PLAYS BATLEY

Short Story by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 13, 2008
Welcome to the Yorkshire accent.....

EN VACANCE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 13, 2008
The antidote to 'Crush hour'

THE CHANGELESS WORD

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 13, 2008
Ways of communicating...

AN OPPORTUNITY UN-KISSED

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 12, 2008
Not about C Flockhart, beautiful though she is. Having...

AGEING POETS

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 12, 2008
The passing of time is a powerful incentive for creative...

CRUSH HOUR

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
Tried to convey the rhythm of a city rush with the...

WILL THE FARMER

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
OK, so I got carried away on this one! It's part of a...

SENSORY NONSENSE

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
I'm sure you will become aware of several made up words...

HOLLOW VICTORY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
Oh the irony of life.....

GONE POTTY

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
For those of you thwarted by the elements...

MISTS AND MASTS

Poem by rickyengland
Posted: Jan 11, 2008
I wrote this piece on holiday, during a time of...



Welcome to my page!

Married with two crazy kids

Born and raised in a hilly village in the county of South Yorkshire, UK,  in a close family environment. 

The landscape around me proved to be an inspiration, and from an early age I enjoyed creative writing, 

Humour too, was a favourite theme, and I loved to make absurd chains of similar sounding words.

The idea that a poem could be made from nothing tangible, such as wood or brick, intrigued me.

My other interests include playing guitar and writing songs.

I love almost every genre of music as long as it is soulful. 

It's been moving to see all the encouragement shared between writers since I joined the Booksie community..

This has proven to me that self-promotion is only part of why we do this. 

So, my warmest thanks for allowing me to share my poetry with you, and I hope you enjoy my work....or is that 'play'? 

LATEST NEWS! : My illustrated book of poetry entitled 'PAPER DARTS' is now on sale through major online retailers and can be purchased through Wordclay, Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.The book features 65 poems, divided into 2 sections: Reflective and comedic verse. The ISBN is ; 978-1-6048-1488-0. Would make a good pressie too?      Ricky.   

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