Shades of the Same Skin: Lynn White

Lyne White Introducing Lynn White

From and currently resides: England, UK

I live in a rural, one time industrial area in the mountains of north Wales. I was born in industrial Sheffield. Both my parents families migrated there from country areas to find work in the steel industry.

My work is influenced by my surroundings, past and present, and the effect of the demise of industry has on the landscape and the people inhabiting it. Some change over time – issues of social justice and events, places and people I have known or imagined feature in my work.

 I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

 Lynn’s pages:


Ripples of time

gathering pace.

Working up to the wave

that crashed into me,

propelled me forward

and now sucks me back.

Thirteen decades.


To a place beyond my imagining,

so tidy now after the crash.

Gentrified now.

Rippling gently.

But before,

in my father’s time.

There was beer mixed mud

and crowding children.

And smells of horses

and metal.


Fire and metal work.

Children who

would leave behind

the mud,

and country


for the dust

and smog.

For the city grime.

Streets and factories.

More fire and metal.



And what then?

Still poor.

What then?

What secrets lie in those ripples

of time washing over me


© Lynn White

A Grey Place?


This is a grey place,

there’s no denying.

Grey slate, grey granite,

grey houses built of both.

And it rains a lot, there’s no denying.

Vertical, or horizontal, or swirling rain

falling greyly from heavy misty clouds.

But when caught by a sunbeam

it makes glistening slides

shimmering across the slate

and falls in bright white tails

or snakes like silver

where the mountains leak it.

And spills heavily over rocks,

it’s foaming, frothing, yellow ruffed

cascades catching rainbows as they crash

then spitting them back out

in a fine spray of colours.

And now there’s no grey

in the dark blue, black sky

filled with gold and silver twinkles.

No grey at all in this place now,

there’s no denying.


© Lynn White

Shades of the Same Skin Cover

Shades of the Same Skin is an anthology of culture. The world is in need of a vigorous seasoning and it is why the poets in this book are willing to share their ethnicity. Each one will give some insight into their culture, music, clothing, food, traditions, and even share a few recipes. Some will engage in unique stories and folklore. Others will take us back to their childhood days and compare it to the experience of children today. A few will even welcome us into their homes to share items from their heritage.

This is also a book of unity. Its purpose is to show that without diversity, the world would be a boring place. Each poet in this anthology has a unique style because of where they came from, their experiences, and who they are. Their words are printed on these pages to inspire why we belong. We are all vital ingredients for the recipe to keep the world stirring.

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