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.

The Earth and Sky Project

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.

Trails through the Forest