Haven’t written anything of my own for ages. I was really struggling for inspiration and feeling a bit desperate, so I clung on to the only thing I could think of: todays UK National alert text. Sorry I’m advance but I needed to write something, anything. Poised for an alert, A whole nation’s attention, Waiting […]
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Hi everyone, It has been quite a while, hasn’t it? Thankfully, inspiration is never as far away as one would think when it comes to the world of Twin Peaks. There is always someone on hand to shift your perspective and make you see things a slightly different way. Usually for me, that inspiration is […]
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Hi everyone, The form I chose for this week’s poetry video was Rispetto; a short form comprised of 8 lines, 11 syllables each. The form is Italian as you might have guessed. It comes from the 14th and 15th Centuries, in Tuscany. The word rispetto means respect, so I decided to go with a more […]
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Hi everyone, Another poem – this time it’s a triolet. This is a short 8-line stanza poem dating back to 13th Century France. the rhyme scheme is pretty easy to spot. It was done really well by Thomas Hardy when the form reached England in the 19th Century. I decided to write about the dust […]
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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 […]
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Hi everyone, I’d like to present my latest poem, A Projection of a Man. It’s about the dangers of being obsessed and anxious with how we are seen by others to the point that we put everything on the surface and do not pay attention to the depths of ourselves. This is a ‘worst case […]
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Hi everyone, I’d like to present my new poem, The Ballad of Bethany Hilliard. I’ve never written a ballad before and I found the structure quite nice to work with. I wanted to create a tragic story along the lines of The Highwayman or Noble Gelert. When I came upon this image during an English […]
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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 […]
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Hi there, We had the light fitting removed in the boy’s room and it left this nasty hole which looked like a face. He quite likes it but I think it’s hideous. It reminded me of times when I was young and I would see faces in patterned curtains if I looked at them for […]
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Some one asked me today if I was doing any more haikus. I was suddenly inspired and here are four of them. I’ve been learning about resilience over the past couple of days at a conference so that’s what this little sequence explores. Hope you enjoy it. Vast waves beat the shore Seconds, minutes, hours […]
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