November is a month which has a special significance for many people. It is also a time of contrasts – thoughts of those lost to us often take place in rooms infused with exceptional light, of a quality seen at no other time of the year. The following poem is a Tanka, the shortest ofContinue reading “11.11.2020: different kinds of Remembrance”
Pre-Pandemic I was one of many poets, and a fair number of prose-writers, who enjoyed performing work to a live audience. I even had the gall to think I was fairly proficient at it. I’m now putting that down to the generosity and common feeling of others in the writing community who appreciate how hardContinue reading “Awful Audio-Visual”
Now that the Vice-President has been declared President Elect and the Fake-Tan President of Vice has been found wanting and given his marching orders, thereby becoming President Evicted, I think the time is right. Modesty forbids… well it almost forbids, but not quite. I am going to go ahead and own up to the significantContinue reading “Donald J Trump: My Part in his Downfall”
Hey, I watched the introductory Strictly Come Dancing show! As usual for me, there’s lots of folk there I don’t know, including someone from Made in Chelsea (shrugs shoulders) who was in Strictly before but departed prematurely due to an accident or something. Didn’t know him then and still don’t know him now. Sorry butContinue reading “Dance Jealousy”
Review: Keep on Spinning, a debut Chapbook by Jen Hughes
What happens if the planet stops spinning? Frankly, you don’t want to know.
In a recent creative writing class we were given a prompt based on a misquote from an Adrian Mitchell poem. I thought – but probably just misheard – that the line we were given Just look at your beautiful hands was the title of the poem. After I had written my rather sentimental effort (whichContinue reading “Humans and Dancers”