C Richard Miles

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Brought up in the rustic backwoods of the Yorkshire Dales, I have been exiled, through self-infliction, in the metropolis of London for over half my life, living near the notorious Murder Mile.

I started writing poetry at the somewhat advanced age of 46 (Jan 2008 - to be precise) but have caught the bug, the above locations providing some inspiration for some of my poems, which ... more »

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  • Jackie Lee (12/5/2015 7:30:00 PM)

    I'd like to use a poem written by C. Richard Miles as a not for profit short film. Who must I contact for the usage rights? I don't see his publisher anywhere.

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  • Laurette Evans (4/18/2011 9:24:00 AM)

    The Choral Society that I belong to would like to use Cotton Mills as the words to a commissioned piece of music. Would you give your permission for us to do this? The Choral Society website is www.burychoralsociety.com or you could contact me at l.evans@bolton.ac.uk

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Best Poem of C Richard Miles

Sunshot On The Bus Ride To Hebden Bridge

A bus-ride brought me Hebden Bridge again
This time in summer, though the spiteful clouds
Sheet-shrouding hilltops, half-heavy with rain
This awful August, threatened they dare drown
The valley, garnished green with grass and trees.
A stab of sunlight knifed gold through the grey,
Slug-slab stratocumulus, where the breeze,
Weak as bated butterfly breath, had laid
Pale pocket-handkerchief patches of blue.
A faraway farmstead flickered on for
Several swift seconds, screen-shot into view
Before it faded, lime as lichen or
Ivy, back into the emerald ...

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