Carol has had many poems published in various anthologies and magazines. Her poem “Sunflowers” was exhibited in Biggar Poetry Garden, Scotland, for three months in 2011.
Carol’s poetry was featured in the ‘Of Earth and Sky project’ in Matson, Gloucester, in August/September 2020. Her words “You are not alone, know that I am close,” taken from her poem entitled ‘The Journey.’ The project was created by international artist Luke Jerram.
Journey If we become separated, I will wait for you by the railway track, in case you choose to follow the rusted rails, jumping from one blackened sleeper to another as you go. I will dispense dry leaves to fly like moths to find you, send a smoke signal from a dirty diesel engine to mix with the peppermint clouds, startle flocks of resting rooks hunkered in the trees so they take flight, scatter like splashed ink. I will sail flotillas of paper boats down the rivers, light blazing beacons across the hilltops, release bunches of colourful plump balloons, fly flags from tall masts and shoot fireworks into the night sky. So that wherever you are you will see that you are not alone and know that I am close.
In 2015, Carol self-published a collection of her own poems “Trails through the Forest” in collaboration with local photographer Matt Caldwell inspired by her love of nature and the beauty of the Forest of Dean. A few copies are available at Rossiter Books in Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye.