..............continues to suffer
unimaginable privations and
support remains vital for
The above book that our two sons published earlier this year called "The Lady on the Plank" Poems for Ukraine raised £1356 for Ukrainian charities. The printing and publishing costs were met and paid for by Jonathan, so all of the proceeds from the book which cost £10 from a limited edition of 100 went to help much needed Ukranian charities.
Although they both lead very busy lives they are endeavouring to help the anguished, bereaved people of Ukraine again. Using the same formatt as previously the second book is now with the printer, and Jonathan is meeting the cost again.
Until Independence Day has 40 poems by Jonathan and 6 linocuts by Nicholas
Gas arrives at your door and
calls you its friend. It dances
In the flames of the fire, like a life
that will never end. Gas tells you
stories about the past, tales of men
who put their lives at risk, who
overcame the obstacles of borders, mountains,
all that came in the way.
Gas makes you dinner, quickly, silently,
just while you wait, home from work
and feeling tired, then gas puts its
warm arm around you and explains
that what it wants is not money
but power, power over your destiny,
control of the world. Gas smiles
a horrible smile, like an old troll
come up out of the earth, and shows
its bad teeth, its sour breath.