A Colourful Age
A Colourful Age reflects on a broad spectrum of life, ranging from visits to art galleries, memories of childhood and the lost worlds of our forebears, to speculation on the stars and the terrors of the dark. Colours are a thread running through the poems, which are divided into four sections: ‘Colour Vision’, ‘Belief’, ‘Family’ and ‘Old Age’.
A Colourful Age … brims with musicality, a wry sense of humour and sometimes tender, sometimes acute, reflections on the world and its ways …. Here are elements of Frost, Manley Hopkins, Auden (Night Mail). … These honest, generous and wonderfully diverse poems will touch many readers.
Tina Cole, winner of the Yaffle Poetry Competition, 2020
“… a multihued reflection on life’s impermanence in...a straightforward, witty, no-nonsense style. These poems can make you smile, make you cross, make you wonder and catch at your heart. They are rich with rhythm, rhyme, alliteration and musicality. Read them out loud, savour the sounds.”
Lesley Ingram, winner of the National Stanza Competition, 2020
“In this collection of superbly crafted poems, Peter Sutton connects you to a rich seam of people, places and stories...he creates lines that resonate with folk-like rhythms and benefit from his exceedingly rich vocabulary. leavened throughout with...wry humour. A very entertaining read.”
Clifford Liles, author of The Thin Veneer, Dempsey & Windle, July 2022
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