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Return of the Bleak Poet – Part I

Ella has been in my thoughts again… The Logic of Returning The world has turned while I have slept; It’s dark outside, and late. The promises I’ve over-kept Burn thankless in the grate. Relief and agony we spoke To separate

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Ella’s Flight

Ella’s Flight is an e-book collection of poems sharing the theme of ‘first love lost’: it follows the progression of an emotional re-awakening via a series of intensely poignant works. Anyone who has experienced the evisceration of first love, whatever

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Neil Capstone

I’m an aspiring poet; my goal is to explore a range of themes and styles and create a worthwhile and enduring body of work.

I'm keen to improve my technique, hone my judgement, refine my taste. Above all, I hope to find those (few?) out there who can "connect with" - or simply enjoy - my poems. I welcome your feedback: please leave comments on this blog or with an e-book retailer or contact me direct at

Tread softly on these cloths...

Thank you.