Mike Sked’s Selected Poems highlights the remarkable range of his work – there are poems concerning the immensity of Space; the making and appreciating of music; geology, history and the beauty of the natural world. The poems are witty, well observed, intelligent and playful, but whatever the subject matter, they’re also all love poems. Mike loved the world and all its workings. He was not only fluent in the language of music, but also the music of language, and the two are brought together in his writing. These poems capture the hidden melodies which run through our lives, and leave us all the richer for that.