Author Archives: Claudia Flaxton

About Claudia Flaxton

I live in North London, England. Mother, poet, lyricist, dreamer, photgrapher, artist & newbie blogger.

After the Dark

You are the sunshine - after the dark
The dark that had stayed so long in my mind -
Savaged by relentless lies and gilded fakery

Everywhere I look - your image remains in my minds eye
I feel, I breath, I exist - able to cope
Hand me your love and I will hand you the world - but first I will wash it in soap 

With you I feel so alive, my time on earth is well spent 
I'm in control, taking the wheel for the long drive ahead 

You reward my love - with precious heart 
Something of which I was starved
You are my candle and I hold the match 
And once lit 
We are to each other bound

Your light may burn down - but your soul flame lays low waiting for my gaze
I thought our chance had gone, lost 
Your light came to me again with your youthful grin and disarming chat

If all our days are spent, in the rich garden of love 
Then in my old age the regrets will be few 
And I will be glad that I met my beautiful you 


For L. 

C. Flaxton

Iron Grey Sky

Under an iron grey sky

I first thought of it –

The image flew straight into my mind

I felt the passion sting strong –

And my heart broke raw from it
So many words to say

Now that you’ve drifted into shadow

However much I look –

I can’t make you stay

You heart took the road from it –
Thinking – it just wants my time

It bores me senseless – as I lose my mind

I can’t control how I lost your smile

Your superficial gaze induce

Daily thoughts that run a minute mile
She’s captured you –

In the in between moments

As I watch you both fall

Just for the choke of it –

I was hidden – the ghost of it
I laugh & cry at myself –

Oh – the torment of it

I catch my image –

As I try to catch your drift

But watch you slowly sink into her eyes
I see it all and the more I see

The heart it grieves –

All for the heart of it

Lost in the moment of it

Caught in the web of it –
All before the love of it dies

And I forget that love lived –

Disguised as beautiful lies
C. Flaxon

© Photography Doherty


Lament for Tiddy

Lament for Tiddy

He sings a soulful song – so still each night he sings on hallowed ground

The song so soft and gentle like his nature – the souls rejoice to the low sweetness of sound

Nightly the song hangs like a mist in the ether – and can be heard with ears a listening – and always heard with hearts a grieving

Of all the roads he travelled – his heart belonged at home
Through the green glens of Antrim – across the way to the fields of Tyrone

His journeys end lays at the edge of the Colebrooke river – where his heart – his young heart roamed

Gone are the days of the Earls and quiet now is the Lord – whose name gives to the hamlet that lets him sleep a son

As the wind carries his song across to the Derryveagh Mountains and beyond
His heart it meets the ocean – with each beat contained oceans of love inside

His gentle song becomes one with the Angels – whose golden trumpets adorn

From his sister Jacqueline xxx





To Give a Love

Music: Nick Schinder
Lyrics: Jacqui Doherty
Photography: Jacqui Doherty

Nick Schinder: vocals, keys, guitars, programming
Hernan Burset: drums

Can you hear me breathing
As I gather
Dust amongst the days?

Can you hear me dreaming?
Yeah, I swear
My thoughts, they can be heard.

Can you see me now,
Can you feel me bleeding?
It’s your face that haunts me every single night.
Can you see me now,
Can you feel me living?
We’ve so much left to learn.

Give a bit of love, girl.
Show a bit of love,
And you will see it flooding in return


Posted by on August 4, 2015 in Art, Drawing, Lyrics, Music, Notes, Photography, Poetry


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Eternal February

Every 30th day I miss you so,
except for February 28th,
where I will pretend –
that you didn’t die at all…

For love will live eternally
in February’s song.

Heal ❤️

C Flaxton



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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Art, Drawing, Lyrics, Music, Notes, Photography, Poetry


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Heal Video

Heal Video

An incredible work of animated art – lovingly created and directed by – our great friend Fernando Leal.


Our video for ‘Heal’

Dedicated to the memory of Vincent B. Doherty.

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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized