Welcome to Poetry Kingsnorth

  • Welcome

    31st Aug 2019 by

    Welcome to my blog. Look over my shoulder as I reflect… Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

  • About Me

    31st Aug 2019 by

    My name is Stephen Kingsnorth. I am 69 and retired from ministry in the Methodist Church with Parkinson’s Disease, living in north Wales. To retain appearance on this blog, a piece must be accepted by a publisher and/or ‘liked’ by a reader. I have had some 370 poems accepted by 60 publishers, for publication online by Nine Muses Poetry, Voices… Read more

  • Punch

    16th Oct 2021 by

    Javanese Shadow Puppet, Indonesia There is one seaside town remains –its promenade, beside the pier –where Punch and Judy still appear,and children laugh as Judy coshed.It’s fine to see that Toby dogsteal, devour long sausage string,but now that worn out script must change –no longer giggles at abuse. Do puppets act out what we can’t… Read more

  • Submarine

    15th Oct 2021 by

    Amongst blue buckets, spades, the strand,where castles in the air were built,they left their rubbish on the beach,so fish fins pre-wrapped cellophane,and gull beak throats gulp screw-top blocks,their mouths agape, like dying fish. Taut nylon lines, left crabby kids,secure round bills of guillemots,while lobster pots wrapped turtle snouts,mouths muzzled, seals hung walrus tusks,old lifebelts, pumps,… Read more

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