Hi everyone, If there is a Twin Peaks character who sums up 2020 so far, it has to be the reclusive Harold Smith, played so wonderfully by Lenny von Dohlen. I haven’t written any Twin Peaks poetry in a while, but I kept seeing his image pop up on social media and I was compelled […]Read more "Solitaire – a haiku sequence"
Hi there, I took a Year 3 English lesson yesterday and the subject was, fortuitously, haikus. Of course, I couldn’t help but come up with a couple to go with what the children were doing. This was the inspiration… And these were the poems… Wooden eruptions Spewing branches into light Symphony of life Beautiful branches […]Read more "A Pair of Haikus"
Hi there, A little quick one I came up with after discovering my phone was listening to every word I said. It knows everything. Your Unseen Confidants Your favourite girls, Exotic appellations, Ready to serve you. Saving you effort, Always ready to listen, Permitted or not. What do they hear, then As they snuggle […]Read more "Your Unseen Confidants – a poem"
Hey everyone, As you may or may not know, back in January I completed my ‘What the Haiku’ challenge of doing a Twin Peaks related haiku every day for a year and putting them on YouTube. Well, I’ve brought them out of the notes section of my phone (in case I sit in a paddling pool with […]Read more "What the Haiku! – The Complete Collection"
I was lucky enough to have a day to myself without any commitments on Monday, so I took myself off to London to indulge myself for the day. I wanted to do some poetry and what better place to go for inspiration than the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. I chose a few paintings and, […]Read more "Haiku-ing at the National Gallery"
Hi everyone, I couldn’t resist one more longer poem. I was thinking of poor Philip Jeffires and wanted to tell his story in a longer sequence of haikus. Here it is. The title is an indulgence on my part but it seemed appropriate. Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries It’s lonely in here Metal walls echo my […]Read more "Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries – a haiku sequence"
Hi everyone, I’ve shared this news already with some, but I thought I would put out a wider post about the fantastic news I had a couple of weeks ago. As you have no doubt seen, I’ve gone poetry crazy this year, with daily haikus and longer pieces on the website, all to do with […]Read more "Poetry Win! Twin Peaks haiku project"
I wanted to do something based on the interrogation scene where Evil Coop is visited by Gordon, Tammy and Albert. It’s a scene that makes my skin crawl, brilliantly played by all concerned. Here are a few haikus about it. Sitting Behind Glass Sitting behind glass But he’s with you in the room The darkest […]Read more "Sitting Behind Glass – a haiku sequence"
I’ve been thinking of doing something for Bobby Briggs for a while. I was lucky enough to meet Dana Ashbrook in 2014 and he was such a genuine, gracious chap that I grew in appreciation of his character even more. I struggled for inspiration, however, until I remembered the scene in season 3 when he […]Read more "Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence"
Hi everyone, I’ve always been fascinated with Mike’s story; how he traded his arm for redemption and a chance to hunt down his former partner. I wanted to do a special haiku to mark getting to the 200th video I’ve done. Number 200 happens to coincide with my 6th wedding anniversary and I have much bigger […]Read more "Mike’s Story – a haiku sequence"