Nicky Wood

I've been a writer since the age of eight and have studied astrology since 1987. In the past this has inspired a script, ideas for birthday cards and even the beginning of a fantasy novel. I feel that astrology and writing have a lot in common. Both explore complex dimensions of human experience, getting under the surface and behind facades. The astrological birthchart reflects what happens inside. It is a map of our inner dynamics and energies.I love a good mystery, anything subtle because everything today seems to be in your face or in the papers, very little seems to be hidden nowadays. For that reason I also enjoy reading books by authors who like to explore the human condition and motivation, authors like Margaret Attwood, Anita Brookner, Ian McEwan and Nicci French. Being a Leo I also seem to be drawn to the past, to historical biographies, especially royalty and the work of Philippa Gregory. I couldn't imagine a world without music or nature and wildlife, especially cats big and small (that Leonine aspect again!)Having a Degree in English (with Creative Writing) and Drama along with a Certificate from the Faculty of Astrological Studies I decided to write a book of poetry inspired by astrology, blending two interests in one and hopefully inspiring writers and astrologers alike to look at the subject through new eyes. ‘Singular Voices’ published in 2012. I'm also putting together a workshop combing poetry and astrology, encouraging students to discover more about their sun sign through the creative word.Please take a look at my own website here: http://inspiringsigns.co.uk Singular Voices is available from www.troubador.co.uk

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A Poet’s Romance

(In Memory of Robin Williams and his performance in ‘Dead Poet’s Society.) Take me out John Keating, outside to play in areas marked ‘Warning’, ‘Dangerous’, let’s climb distant hills and touch the sun. On public streets, we’ll practice walking different ways like something out of Monty Python and buy t-shirts which read ‘Seize The Day!’ …

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In Your Element

Fire Excite me, ignite me, don’t bore or ignore me, let passion fuel desire and vision inspire. Be vibrant and bold, feel the heat, shine like gold. Let your spirit soar, create and explore. Earth Build for me, work with me, safe and secure give something real of worth on this earth. Take care, take …

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Elegy At Daybreak (A Capricorn depressed)

The day is dead by morning. Funeral clouds line up to spread a pall of grey across the corpse. Listless trees show due respect, a sickly warmth draws moisture from the air. In that graveyard silence apathy is King. The sun lies buried deeper than it can shine.

Heaven Sent

Heaven Sent     This poem may not be what it seems, it could be a dream coloured aquamarine or a figment of your imagination, angels flying high on wings of elation.  A delicate feather blown on the air here and there, past the wistful face whose eyes are always gazing beyond the earth to …

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Further on than Beyond

This is a travelling poem, this verse has wings, it’s a spark in the dark, an adventure, a world full of brilliant things. I shoot my arrow of exploration into tomorrow and follow, I seek and I find. Where I go I leave all the others behind. Always hot on the trail of that elusive, …

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Immortal

You just had to open that box Pandora there was no stopping you, bored and petulant, spoilt, a darling of the gods. All those bitter poisons, all over the earth with night on their wings. Depression’s cloud making the blood run grey, illness in the body’s frail machine, circuits in need of repair. Loneliness creating …

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