Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Sea House

Not of the sea,
blood and bone and gravity,
horses drag on skirts which billow wet away from me.

No-one asked me here.

Yet I walked,
fell from leaden, sullen, sorry concrete corridors,
fell from trees in fields of green and fell from that I know.

It felt like home.

And fish?
Out of water writhe and roll and gasp and gulp and twist,
slam and thrash and glass eye arch of bruised and burning gills.

While time ticks.
I'll make it,
I will.

Sea and sweep and tidal creep by creak of taller ships.

You can watch me read this poem as part of the monthly Virtual Open Mic Night
hosted by the lovely Stephanie of Beautiful Misbehaviour.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Ellie Illustrates Blog Design Giveaway!!

*Updated 12th May. This giveaway is now closed and the winner @susankmann has been notified. Many thanks to all who entered!*

Since I left my job of 12 years and launched my Graphic Design and Illustration service Ellie Illustrates, I've been delighted by the positive response from the blogging community and some of the exciting work opportunities that have already come my way.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Writer

I'm missing you,
one of a million things to do,
the order of I'm ticking off the way I please and chose.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Marriage was not important to you,
so you stood at the aisle and said 'I do',
caught your breath at girl in dress and shed a tear or two.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Make Life Beautiful...

Stop Press! I've been super (super) busy and I have a shiny new blog site exclusively for my graphic design and illustration service. I'd love you to take a peek and all feedback is very welcome! You can find me at or simply click the Graphic Design button on the menu bar above...

Friday, 31 January 2014