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After my first visit to The Old Pubs, I decided that another visit was due so I made a second journey.
 
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The Runcorn – Widnes Weekly News [not a dirty digger mouthpiece] reports: ‘The number of pub closures in Britain has fallen from 40 a week in 2010 to 25 a week in March 2011.’  Things must be looking up.
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‘To the Love of Free Verse’ is an Abercrombian Sonnet in iambic tetrameter [four metric feet – eight syllables]. William Shakespeare [1564-1616] used this rhythm, if not this rhyming scheme, in his Sonnet 145. 
 
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Inspired by and dedicated to the members of Strathfield Poets, Sydney, NSW.
 
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This is dedicated to the memory of Trevor Winn 1947-2010, musician, artist, fire fighter, wine buff, folk club supremo, and friend of my turbulent twenties, thirties, and far beyond. He will always have a place at our table.
 
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Time change – not always for the better…
 
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Written to mark an addition to a family
in Sutherland Shire New South Wales…
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This is dedicated to the Town Council Pillocks who, from the dizzy heights of their ivory tower, decided that the destruction of a perfectly solid eighty-year-old sandstone wall would benefit the community. The bolder trespasser may still see parts of this wall of memories. The stones form a significant part of a former town councillor’s splendid garden.
 
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Moments of pleasant solitude provide the straw that binds the bricks of life…
 
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