Donald J. Trump: My Part in his Downfall (update)

I have been inspired to update my previous blog Donald J Trump: My Part in his Downfall by three events. Firstly, there has been an actual update in relation to the Poets Against Trump anthology which took two of my poems, both of which were reproduced in my previous blog Donald J Trump: My Part inContinue reading “Donald J. Trump: My Part in his Downfall (update)”

Advent Blog Day 23: Writing – as opposed to writing

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to stop working for ‘the man’ (a local authority actually) and, amongst other things, was able to renew my on-off affair with writing. I won’t give you too much detail about that affair, which at times was pretty sordid. Hoping this will be useful to someone readingContinue reading “Advent Blog Day 23: Writing – as opposed to writing”

Advent Day 22: Obstacles

Broken Washing Machine, Late Receipt of Christmas Card Order, An Unexpected Visit, Winter Warmer.  These are not new poem titles but four actual happenings which I could claim prevented me from writing a blog today. Obstacles. Excuses, if you will. Over time I have learned that apparent obstacles are often about whether your attitude orContinue reading “Advent Day 22: Obstacles”

Advent Day 21: The Great Conjunction

  Today has many significances.  It is Solstice Day. It is the shortest day, the day of least light. It is the 32nd Anniversary of Britain’s most deadly terrorist incident, the tragic on-board explosion which claimed the lives of all the passengers and crew of Pan Am Flight 103 and eleven people on the groundContinue reading “Advent Day 21: The Great Conjunction”

Review: Venus in Pink Marble by Gaynor Kane (published by Hedgehog Poetry Press)

  I am glad I delayed writing this review. When I first received a copy of this poetry collection a few weeks ago I dipped in and out of it, savouring individual poems for themselves, not attempting to take in the effect of the whole collection. On a more recent day I sat down andContinue reading “Review: Venus in Pink Marble by Gaynor Kane (published by Hedgehog Poetry Press)”

11.11.2020: different kinds of Remembrance

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”

Donald J Trump: My Part in his Downfall

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”