Poetry on our own doorsteps

Thame poetry corner
Thame poetry corner

A POET from Great Haseley has had a book of his work published, taking inspiration from Thame and the surrounding area.

Roy Davids, who has lived in the Oxfordshire village for more than 20 years, has had The Haseleys And Their Abouts released by the Book House in Thame.

The book consists of a total of 54 poems including four which are specifically about the town.

In the past Roy has received much praise for his work from some very esteemed critics.

The famous American poet and writer Ruth Fainlight said: “Roy Davids’s nature poems have an almost Chinese delicacy of perception.”

Similarly he has been praised by Northern Irish writer Tom Paulin, who said: “Roy Davids writes with a serene and stylish love of the English landscape.”

A percentage of profits from the book will be donated to St Peter’s Church and the village hall in Great Haseley.

The book has been published by The Book House where copies are available for £5.

The book can also be bought from shops in Great and Little Milton and the Plough in Great Hasely. The Book House can be found at the bottom of the High Street.

An extract from one of Roy’s poems entitled Cat Saisons, can be found above.

Call 01844 213 032, email anybook@thebookhousethame.co.uk or visit The Book House for more information.