Merry Christmas everyone, I wanted to mark the holiday by going back into the woods for one more Twin Peaks haiku. I haven’t written anything TP related since the sad passing of Peggy Lipton earlier in the year but I had an urge to go into the dark woods once more and do some backwards […]Read more "What the Haiku – Twin Peaks – New Year Special"
Went for 9 holes of golf this afternoon. It didn’t go well. I did come out of it with this, though. Hope you enjoy it. In The Rough With a swing and a miss And a miss and a swing, Hell with the scorecard; Don’t write a thing! Putters and irons And woods and […]Read more "In the Rough – a poem"
So, this afternoon I took the kids to a soft play in Isleworth. It was extremely busy and the noise level was approaching that of a pneumatic drill or premier league football crowd. I thought of this… Mass of screaming bodies Pulling against the tide Each one without pity Writhing around inside Social norms abandoned […]Read more "Soft Play – a poem"
Happy New Year. This one just came to me and I thought I would get it down before it buzzed off. There’s a bee that’s always buzzing In the corners of my mind, Rooting out and nagging, At whatever peace I find. Six hairy legs are always tapping When I try to just relax, Stroking […]Read more "Bee – a poem"
Opinions seem to be divided on this; the last of the nine part saga that George Lucas started in 1977. I see a lot of people who love it and a lot of people who hate it. Some say it is a worthy ending; others that it is the worst type of fan service. Some […]Read more "My Top 10 bits of Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (spoilers galore!!)"
It’s been a while now after the disappointment of chewing off all my nice new fingernails. I thought I had blown it then and that I would just have to resign in shame and admit what a worthless, spineless worm I really am. Nails Things haven’t been perfect since then, and I will admit to […]Read more "Habit breaking update #4"
Despite its many flaws, I should preface this by saying that I prefer this to any Star Wars film ever made. Director David Lynch’s struggles over this project are well documented elsewhere and I won’t attempt to better what other, more well-informed, people have already written on the subject. What lies at the heart of […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Dune (1984)"