What’s the Word? Click Here To Find Out

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A wordsmith and blogger who writes poetry (including haikus, tankas and haibuns), fiction and non-fiction.

A fine and graphic artist for many years, painting mainly in oil, mixed and digital media, though currently on a hiatus. Also interested in photography.

A consultant astrologer, studying the subject for over 30 years.

*Astrology is the oldest science. It’s based on the idea that the condition of the luminaries in the firmament above us reflect our mundane world below: As above, so below.

The zodiacal positions of the sun, moon and planets at our birth set the tone for our lives. Nothing is definite, the future is not known; yet the luminaries are indicators of our make up as individuals, the potential we were born with and how this might be best utilised in our lives.

To create your own personalised report, please supply the time (as accurate as possible), date and place of your birth. If the exact time of birth is not known, the chart will be set for midday on the day of birth. With this information a personalised birth chart and a three thousand word (about) report will be sent to you via email in pdf format. Please click here to view an abridged example.

These reports make an unusual and enlightening gift.

As of 2020 the prices start from £70.

Also interested in health issues, especially from a more holistic angle.

Thanks for stopping by. If you wish to support this work, please consider following the below links. Thank you.

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Payments https://paypal.me/francisbarkerart

Please also visit the link to this ‘partner in crime’ here: Milly Reynolds and also here, who produces affordable crime fiction and other genres for your enjoyment.

*email: francisbarkerart@gmail.com

72 thoughts on “What’s the Word? Click Here To Find Out

  1. thanks for the sub at “Baying at the Moon” but that’s my old, now defunct, site. all my posts are always at “Barking in the Dark” you sound a very interesting and intelligent person and so i hope to see you over there. i appreciate it a lot. continue…


  2. Greeting DF!

    It is always wonderful to meet a creative soul. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I look forward to getting to know you. I am off to visit your corner of the blogging world right this minute.

    Cheers, Margie


  3. DFB, i feel the same DNA in your poem that i feel in everyone that i write! I feel the spirit and the peace that comes from the part of God that resides within us! Every thing in your site sends out a message of sincere love. I am humbled that you took the time to read one of my poems…thank you! Rest assured that i will embrace and share your poems with others also. Its wonderful to share a true message to many others! May your blessings always abound. Always your friend!


  4. now I see how you see yourself..
    I seem to read ones art before i see what they think
    of themselves,
    I am backwards most days …LOLs..
    I look forward to wandering and exploring your
    words and visual words..
    Thank you for stopping by mine…
    I am drawn to England and its history too
    not sure why, when i went for the first time a couple years
    ago I had I think I left some of the energy of my soul there
    or England imprinted me, not sure, whatever the reason I
    continue to go back…
    i hope to see you around…

    Take care…



  5. Thank you! Yes, like your name, I think blue and green are the dominant colours of England, but of course, so much of it has been spoilt. Even so, what remains is often magical and historic. Thank you for looking and commenting, I’m very grateful.


  6. Mr. Barker I think you’re a very talented artist. The play of light, the impressionism. Very surreal, captivating.

    I liked your Driftwood poem as well. Takes courage to shake off the sand and become driftwood.

    By the way, there’s a problem with your profile. I tried to make it to your page from mine, and it wouldn’t let me. Said it was deleted. Might wanna look into it.

    Anyways, I can agree with you about creativity. I feel it emanates from the same source as well, though I’m primarily a writer. Call it god, or the collective unconscious, or whatever.

    Good to know ya.


  7. What a lovely combination of talents! Sadly, I am a single-string creative, but I do admire people who have multiple talents. I enjoyed your poems and pictures.


  8. Hi, thanks so much for appreciating our art and following us. We imform you that finally now is available english version of the novel Coeva (kindle edition) on Amazon. If you wish you can directlty download it at site:

    Dip yourself in a brand new world
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  9. I am not creative,but it certainly does not hamper my appreciation and value for beatiful paintings such as yours.I will continue to follow what I am sure will be a wonderful journey.Thank You


  10. Hello there,

    You write wonderful poetry up here. Well done! 🙂 Keep penning and keep inspiring! I am sure one day the door will open for you and that lots of readers will find your poetry both entertaining and interesting! 🙂

    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein


  11. I have enjoyed looking at your paintings on the websites you have listed on this page. You captured the cold, mistiness of the sea very well in the painting ‘Mysterious Boats’. I liked the energy of the paintings ‘Abstract Seascape’, ‘River of Daisies’ and ‘Into the Wild Wood’. I admired your words about being willing to experiment, trying to push the limits of your natural caution.


  12. Hi David. I don’t know if you accept awards, but I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I think your blog is very well done and a beautiful way of bringing your talents as artist and poet together. You can pick up the logo for your award at my next posting (August 3, 2012). Jane


  13. Thank you so much Jane – I don’t normally accept awards but I really appreciate this, especially as I admire your talents so much.


  14. Thank you so much! Back online now after weeks of internet problems but have finally got onto fibre optic – hope it’s more stable! Hope you’re ok.


  15. wow! and i thought the only people who had connection problems were the ones who lived in third-world countries! congratulations, it must feel great to be connected with ultra-fast service! in contrast, sometimes a youtube takes half an hour to load.. other times a few minutes.. the other night i tried to play an hour-long concert, and it stopped/balked every time around minute 8!
    enjoy your fast connections, and it will be great to see your future posts!


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