I hope you enjoy this collection, mostly
written over the past five years. The
sonnet length poem is so satisfying as
its form and length complement how
I seem to think and write.

The twenty-five poems cover a wide
range of human experience, including
the courageous platoon from WW1
bringing up the rear that have been
seen before in my earlier book –
‘The Great War – One Hundred Years On’.
They remain so important to me I trust
you will excuse their second appearance.

The title ‘Masquerade’ came to me lately
as it occurred to me that the poems here
secretly wish they could be accepted as