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‘Hoovering Up The Holy Carpet’, volumes 1 and 2 as well as ‘Dawn Rising’, the fully illustrated poetry book with award winning poems, are all now available from the wonderful Max Minerva’s bookshop, Henleaze, Bristol.


Joint first prize at the Hawkesbury Upton 5th Literary Festival 2019. Fully illustrated  book of life poems.

Available from SS Great Britain Visitor Shop, Bristol Harbourside Visitor Centre, Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre and direct from me using my contact page. £11.99 + p&p

Example below. First poem in the book.


Dawn rising, Bridge approaching, glorious silence
in the early morning mist.

Dream riding, spirits lifting,
sky forever
as the River winds below.

Sky winging, heavenly moments,
a bird’s eye view whilst the City slides away.

Day drifting
distant dogs barking basket muttering
to the wires shift and strain

Time for landing breath holding,

tension rising
as the field comes into view.

Now descending, ground approaching, jolt and tipping, knuckles whitening

…safe homecoming! 

©Linda Alvis