Author Archives: Terry Wassall

Report on Heartlines Poetry and Music event for International Women’s Day 2022

To mark International Women’s Day, 8th March 2022,  the Heartlines Creative Writing Group put on a subtle programme of poetry, prose and research celebrating women in history and modern times. A score of writers shared the lines they had penned … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day at Heart – Tuesday 8th March

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Poetry and Jazz at Heart (January 2022)

An evening of Poetry and Jazz at Heart with Heartlines Creative Writing Group and Jean Watson Quartet – Jean Watson voice, George MacDonald piano, Fergus Quill double bass and Josh Smout drums. Recorded by Rosie Parsons. 00.00 Intro from Myrna … Continue reading

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Heartlines: National Poetry Day 7th October

Heartlines Writers are running a drop-in event for National Poetry Day at HEART, Bennett Rd, Headingley, LS6 3HN between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday 7th October. The National Poetry Day theme this year is ‘Choice’. A recording of … Continue reading

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Unlocked – video performance and download

As we emerge from the physical lockdown we’ve collectively endured in 2020–2021, we are celebrating poetically with the very timely theme of ‘unlocked’. Heartlines Writers is now a well-established group with its own website; Four of the members run … Continue reading

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sunglasses at midnight – video performance for the Leeds LitFest 2021

For a pdf of the poems performed by the Heartlines Writers group in the video please click on sunglasses at midnight download. Back at the beginning of 2020, we had no thought of publishing any of our work – we … Continue reading

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I have never loved

I have never loved. I missed the early childhood class That should have shown the ropes Of losing myself in another. No caresses or kisses No loving warm words Just the icy indifference Of parental duty. I do not cry … Continue reading

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Breakfast cereal and a slice of toast Satchel ready with homework, books and lunch Sports afternoon, the one I like the most Better than sitting on the old school bench. Up late today so breakfasted in haste, Nine miles to … Continue reading

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Turning points

Moments of motion Changes of direction. Some turning points are obvious, Immediate. But many go unobserved, Disregarded minor deviations, small shifts That accumulate and compound over the years All tending in the same direction. A mounting surge of myriad small … Continue reading

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Lily Briscoe

Lily Briscoe is one of the main characters in Virgina Woolf’s 1927 novel To The Lighthouse.  The action of the novel takes place at the house on Sky that the Ramsey family rent every summer and share with a number … Continue reading

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