Wild Bill Balding
Biography of Wild Bill Balding
Of Welsh descent, Bill Thomas is currently a teacher of Religious Studies, History & Astronomy at Tewkesbury School in Gloucestershire, UK. As well as writing & performing poetry, in his spare time he takes pictures of postboxes & plays Subbuteo (flick-to-kick table soccer) . He is married, with two stepchildren & a permanent puzzled expression while trying to look for things that were there just a moment ago.
Wild Bill Balding's Works:
Bill's hymns appear on Stainer & Bell's 'HymnQuest' CD-ROM (available from S&B) & occasionally in their journal 'Worship Live'. His poems have appeared in several journals, but The Book is yet to happen. He is a member of Ledbury's Homend Poets, & performs regularly at events in the South-West & South Wales. Some of these poems appear on www.woodenheadarts.com, Chris Hall's website of artists & poets from South Wales & the Marches, which is well worth a look.
Sophie goes to School
I let you go into the world,
launched with a kiss from my body's lips;
the cord was cut by alien hands,
and you were part of me no longer,
yet forever part of me.
I let you go in little ways,
to my parents, to the crèche,
to Sunday School, the nursery,