Sunday, 4 May 2014

in Wisden!

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014  now lists  'Guile and Spin' by Stuart Larner in their Cricket Fiction section.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Seaside Earthquake

What if the minor quakes reported in North West England a few years ago had been more extensive?

see poem:

Friday, 4 April 2014

Catching the Train from Scarborough

You gave me a lift to the station
With just minutes on the railway clock.

You stopped with a flourish in the car park.
Our life is a roundabout.

Your name I said leaving the front seat
As we came to our usual fork.

Your smile was in the takeaway coffee
I drank slowly, all the way, to York.

Stuart Larner

published in Scarborough Review Issue 8, March/April 2014

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Courtship by an Equilibrist

I saw a circus acrobat balancing on street furniture, and wondered if he was trying to attract the attention of a lady in the crowd

go to

to see how he got on.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Find solace from the terrible storms that have lashed our coast

published in the Scarborough Review

How Celebration Grows

On the sea's raging white horses
That beat hooves against our coast,
I saw a Scarborough fishing boat ride home
Encircled by celebrating gulls.
I marvelled at  how, in such a storm,
The  excitement of one gull could attract so many,
But didn't know how important that sight could be.

For now, Chinese New Year of the Horse,
When the sea's stallions stampede again,
I remember summer donkeys plodding on the sand,
And know how the excitement of one child
Drew in the hearts of so many, including me.

Stuart Larner

Tuesday, 14 January 2014


Ever had the feeling that the world has changed, and you just can't put your finger on what it used to be like?

To see how I coped  go to: