More Rhyme and Reason
Poems and anecdotes from the heart of Cornwall
The team at stdennis.org.uk are pleased to announce
that Clarice Westlake's new book of poetry entitled "More Rhyme
and Reason" is now available.
To order your copy please visit
where you will also find more information about Clarice and her poetry.
Clarice Westlake was born in Callestick, Cornwall in 1930. As a young bride she moved to the clay country village of St Dennis, a rapidly changing area and way of life that has been captured in much of her work. She has featured on Radio Cornwall and regularly performs readings of her work across the county.
Clarice has been an active member
of the St Dennis committee of Cancer Research UK since 1963. It is a cause
close to her heart. Her first book " With Rhyme and Reason" sold
1,000 copies raising over £3,000 for the charity.
From Us to You With Love
on our 30th anniversary of St Dennis CRC
(now Cancer Research UK)
An extract from a poem in the book
Now gather round, my children, and listen to my tales
Of walks and talks, and knit ins, and giant jumble sales
It all began so long ago, in nineteen sixty-two
When you were all so very young, and we much younger too
It doesn't seem so long ago, that Ralph with his small clan
Thundered into action, and the mighty fight began
Of course, our eyes were brighter then, our skins were wrinkle free
But we're still in there fighting we are St Dennis CRC .....
wish to thank Clarice for her kind permission to use extracts from her
books and web site.