Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thank You!!

Hello Followers, Friends and visitors!

I will be posting some new poems this week coming.

Well, I have been very busy over the last few months.......

I have attended The London Screen Writers Festival, where I pitched a Black Comedy Script and a Children's Drama that I have written. Both received interest from two agents, a Producer Director and a Production Company. So great excitement and abundant joy!

I have also had four of my new War Poems in  'The Great War Exhibition'. Very overwhelmed as they sat alongside Siegfried Sassoons and Wilfred Owens Poems. Wow!
During the Remembrance weekend I read one of my War Poems, stunning the audience with the power of words! But I also received beautiful comments and thanks for the poem.

At present I am busily moving forward with my Young Adult novel, and getting ready to submit this to the Agents and Publisher. I'll keep you all posted on the progression, and let you all know once it is out in the bookshops.

As you can see life has been hectic, but I'm loving every second of it!

Look out for the new poems this coming week and let me have your comments please.

I love to hear your thoughts, it really warms my heart and makes me feel less lonely.

Sending you all my heartfelt gratitude and thanks!

Deborah Hodgetts xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Dark days

Dark days

On those dark barren sands. 

Waves beating on breakers.
Cast out by a raging sea.
Seagulls dip: plundering 
natures fare.

Pebbles lacing along the shore,

like polished jewels.
Golden sandcastles melt away.
Distant memories,
of our happy yesterday.

A fog: laden horizon.
As a flickering lighthouse, 

attempts to warn ships
along the bay.

The faint smell of fish and chips,

fragrances the air.
Reminding us of what fun we

had there.
As slowly, the rain
washes away.
All memories we shared on that bright

Summers’ day.

 Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Hodgetts
"All rights reserved"
( Please seek permission before photocopying or printing please)

Thursday, 18 September 2014


What is a child but borne of love?
A fragment of your heart, a voice that brings new life.
From sadness, to blissful joy.
This blessing of a girl or boy.
That lights the corners of the night.
And fills your garden full of blooms.
Whose simple beauty you adore.
And to you their love, is very pure.
Whose smiles chase darkened skies away.
You love them more, each passing day.

Copyright Deborah M. Hodgetts 2014


To gain peace, we must release
all negativity.
And allow the simple positivity,
to flood into every pore of our being.
Believe and trust,
then you'll soon see.
With sweet positivity,
a new life they'll be.

Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Hodgetts
"All rights reserved"
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Monday, 4 August 2014

In Remembrance of Love

White lilies draped,
on wooden boxes of despair.
Eyes solemn cast: to the earth.
As we remember those we love.
Tears too many,
shroud fragile forms.
Shattered and empty.
As petals fall, like
peaceful snow.
We remember our love:
whole long ago.
Sweetly rest and heaven blest.
Safely home.

Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Hodgetts 
"All rights reserved"
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Thursday, 17 July 2014

A great big hug from me to you!

Hi Followers and Visitors of The Beautiful Music of Words!

As promised I will be adding new work this week.

My poetry cards, will be available for sale at the beginning of August.

If you would like to purchase these cards, please drop me a quick email with your contact details.

I will be posting an image of the cards here next week - so watch this space!

Poetry Card Titles as follows:

The Robot Wife (Illustrated poem) - Available August 2014 at £2.50 per card.
I Love You! (Illustrated poem)        - Available August 2014 at £2.50 per card.
The Angel of Geary Lane ( Illustrated poem)  - Available September 2014 at £2.50 per card.
Valentine: Heart ( Illustrated poem)                 - Available September 2014 at£2.50 per card.
The Kiss ( Illustrated poem)                             - Available September 2014 at £2.50 per card.

I also hope to publish three poetry Christmas cards, which I hope will be available from November 2014.

At present I am busily writing more poetry, and working hard to complete one of my children's books.

Updates re: competition Enteries

Well, sadly I was not shortlisted for Poetry London this time - so I'll try again next year.

I hope to be able to update you all soon, regarding The Mslexia Pamphlet Competition or The Bridport Poetry Prize.

That's all the updates for know, but I will be back soon to keep you all posted.

Enjoy the sun and pull up a chair!

I hope that you are sitting comfortably get ready to read ...........

Happiness, smiles and gratitude to you all!

Best wishes,
Deborah Hodgetts  x