Someone mentioned music as a potential subject for a poem. I came up with this. Hope you like it. Could you wish away music from the world? Chord Progression Some fool made a bitter wish beneath a thin duvet, Desperate for sleep and plagued by neighbour’s noise, Invoked a doubting but obedient genie; Bid him […]Read more "Chord Progression – a poem"
Hi everyone, This is a little outside what I usually put here but I thought it was important enough to warrant a post of its own. I listened to this very interesting and scary discussion this morning about the pharmaceutical companies and their attitude to infectious disease prevention. I listen to Sam Harris’ Making Sense […]Read more "Superbugs – some sobering thoughts"
Hi everyone, Just a quick update. In the middle of all the poetry I’ve been writing in the first couple of weeks of this year, I’ve also managed to finish my rewrite of The Ardenna Crossing. Yay! I think there’s maybe a couple more little bits that I need to change, and I had a […]Read more "Ardenna Crossing update – January 2020"
Hi everyone, I am taking a break from chocolate, sweets and biscuits for the next few weeks beacuse I’m aware of how much rubbish I have been shovelling into my body over the last few weeks (and way back beyond that too). This cold turkey approach has left me wandering around, shaking like some kind […]Read more "Slouching Towards Diabetes – a poem"
I asked one of the children at school today what I should write my next poem about. They said summer, so that’s what I did. I enlisted their help a little by giving them big bits of chalk and asking them to write some ideas on the playground around mine. It was a strange feeling […]Read more "Summer Haze – a poem"
Here’s another poem that I wrote. It’s about origami. I was thinking about it today and it made me sad. The paper was once a majestic tree, chopped down and then used to make a representation of a living thing; perhaps even a tree. Crisply folded lines Turn flat planes to wingéd beasts, All […]Read more "Origami – a poem"
Hi everyone, Thought I’d do a quick update about Queen of Hearts, Cameron Cloutier’s Twin Peaks fan film currently in production. As I said back in November, filming is well underway and it looks like this project may meet its scheduled release date this summer. Images have been appearing regularly on the film’s dedicated Facebook […]Read more "Queen of Hearts update January 2020"