Poems Please MeThank you to the talented members of The Artists’ Quarter who generously contributed their artwork to the galleries ‘Pure Silver’ and ‘Movement’. All those illustrations, along with the poems which inspired them, are available as sophisticated eBooks at Pure Silver and Movement –  a third choice, you can read each poem on its own webpage via our Poems page. Or simply view the illustrations via the galleries below.

There are other galleries too; each is open to further works being added.

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Pure Silver

Illustrations by TAQ artists for winning, commended and shortlisted poems entered for the Poems Please Me Prize 2014
Bye Pee! by Marion Elder


Members of The Artists' Quarter (TAQ) created these illustrations of the top six poems for the 2013 Poems Please Me Prize. To read the poems - and browse slideshows for individual poems - go to POEMS (or COMPETITION) in the main menu.
Artist Skip Allen illustrates 'Michal doesn't like Ants' by Yael Geva


Photos, music, dreams, street scenes... worries, concerns, the wish to share... anything may inspire and be the starting point for your own poems. Here are a few images and thoughts which may get you thinking... and writing. Copyright in all images belongs to the artists or their original creators.
Waterkolor Kat by Mary Schonher

Dylan Thomas

Images inspired by the life and work of Dylan Thomas, that may inspire you in your own work. After viewing here, you may also like to visit a website and blog inspired by Dylan's granddaughter, Hannah Ellis at
Dylan Thomas Reads from His Works - Caedmon CD

Just People

Poets’ greatest inspiration is people - whether as lovers, friends, relations or simply people seen in the street. Here's a collection of snapshots that may start you thinking and writing... think of the variety of characters in Dylan's 'Under Milk Wood', or John Betjeman's athletic girls, suburban salesmen, commuters and childhood friends... Ralph, Vassey, Alastair, Biddy, John and I...

Mr T S Eliot

Photos and pictures relating to the life and work of T S Eliot
Elliot's view on Lawrence Durrell's sibmission to Faber & Faber

Past Cards

Family collection of greetings cards. In the past, these were sometimes postcards. No envelope required.
Christmas robin

Relative Values

Photographs and cards from a family collection of a bygone age.
F J French - Uncle Fred as a young man between 1887-92