Jane Brunton

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Many of my poems were inspired when I lived in Ecuador, South America for ten years (1990 to 2000.) I had never written poetry before but the sheer wonder and beauty of that country was a source of sensory stimulation compelling me to write.

After languishing in a government job for over 20 years I now free-lance for a local paper and have a monthly column on creativity.

Other interests include sculpting in clay, fibre art, tai chi, yoga and gardening.

Popular Poems
It's Summer

It’s summer.
Dogs barking in closed cars.

It’s summer.

Dead Things

What’s he doing at the side of the road?
He’s sleeping In his matted tatted fur,
Weathered leather and crushed bone.
Sleep on squashed squirrel

A Bud

A bud! What joy! Fulfillment of life’s purpose.
The never ending circle of life and death and life.

Frozen Moment

The world is a frigid waiting room of pebbled glass.
We make the chipping chopping sounds of an ice-storm morn.

The Thaw

Overhead-passes spit contemptuously at passing cars.
Power lines emerge from dripping silver cocoons.


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