JM has spent many happy holidays in Britain, especially in the West Country, and she cannot help but pen some verses to accompany photos she has taken over the years of her favourite haunts, such as St Ives, Lizard Point, Bedruthan Steps, and Boscastle in Cornwall; Watersmeet and Lynmouth in Devon. There are a few sample excerpts below, and further reading in the category Best of British. Not all of her poems that she has written about British places feature on this website, because in the future JM has the intention of producing photographic poetry books relating to each of her favourite counties. The first, produced in hardback during 2013, is called “Captivated by Cornwall”.
How many diff’rent shades of blue can one get into a view?
‘An artist’s paradise’ they call it. That’s just so very true.
If I could paint a picture, then I would paint one now for you,
but I guess that my little photo here will just have to do.
St Ives is the place to be whenever you are feeling blue.
There are beaches to die for and ev’ry street affords a view.
There’s gift shops and galleries up little narrow alley ways
and perchance you will find a pleasant place to gawp, gasp and gaze.