Colin Breck Boardman


Biography of Colin Breck Boardman

Colin Breck Boardman poet

I started writing sonnets in 2009 having been inspired by the poems of Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Spencer. My excursions into blank verse and alternative structures are inspired by the work of Milton, Auden, Hughes, Hardy and Frost. My aim is merely to capture the essence of an idea or emotion and to weave it with other analogous subjects within an enduring metaphorical framework. I often combine subjects with Falconry.

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To Our Noble Dead

To our noble dead,
In their multitudes,
Who from Fate's falling dice
Lived a mere interlude,
Within this span of toil;
Some never seeing
The light of day,
Ever at rest,
A plethora of potential,

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