Welcome to the website and poetry of Richard Stead

Richard Stead was born in 1941 to a well off middle class family in Scotland. After school he went into the family business and it was only many years later after the business was sold and he took early retirement in the West Highlands that he took up again his early hobby of writing poetry and music.

In his poetry we see his sense of humour and keen eye for the more absurd aspects of life, but also his concern for the deeper issues of war and violence.

The variable weather which is the norm in West Scotland also has its effect, and wet days trapped in the house can be detected, as can reflections on the passing of time and the transience of life.