Browsing Archive: May, 2012

How I wrote the poem, 'The Raggedy Men of Cromer Pier'

Posted by Lynn Woollacott on Thursday, May 31, 2012, In : Poetry 

How I wrote the poem, ‘The Raggedy Men of Cromer Pier’

When I enquired about the very popular Cromer Ghost Walk it was full. However I was invited to tag along – being
a poet embarking on writing about local ghosts appealed to everyone!  Over time, living in Cromer makes you aware
of legends and ghosts, winter nights on the seafront can conjure all sorts of mystical and imagined apparitions.
The walk around town revealed vital missing details by Paul Greaner (the tour leader) to what I th...

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Poetry Update

Posted by Lynn Woollacott on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Poetry 

Publications, prizes, reviews, readings. (2012)


Poetry at Olive's

Olive’s Café,
40 Elm Hill, Norwich, NR3 1HG


Tuesday  22 May
from 8 pm

Readings by:

Julia Webb
Lynn Woollacott
Open Mic

Further information from


 Haiku Under the Tree Canopy
The Dawntreader, Issue 018,


Norwich Writers’ Circle 41st Open Competition; Commended poem, ‘Friends’ (Anthology collection)

Poem; ‘Phasmidae’

Review:    Over Misty Plains by Ale...

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Hay Stacks

Posted by Lynn Woollacott on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Nature Notes 

April 2012  Extract from my journal.

Hay Stacks (Cumbria, Lake District). 4.5 miles. Height to summit, 1,900ft.
Time – all day as I’m a bit slow!! (3-4 hours normally)

From the car park at Gatesgarth Farm, under grey cloud cover, a winding path
stretches into a meandering valley, on out left, Fleetwith Pike, on the ground
– wild dog violets and the sound of a splashing river. We cross a bridge to the
right side for Hay Stacks mountain and take step after boulder step up past

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