Finally, after a long time, something inspired me to write. As before, it is the gorgeous and haunting artwork of Maja Ljunggren. Her picture of Ronette, lying in her hospital bed, sentinelled by one Joey Paulson, put me back in the place to type some words. As usual, they don’t live up to the colours […]Read more "If I Am – a haiku sequence"
I was on a school trip to RHS Wisley today and was really inspired by the great collection of plants to write something. I was going to do individual haikus about the pictures I took, but decided to just go for one thing, which I wrote on the coach back to school. Anyway, here it […]Read more "I Dream of a Garden – a poem"
There’s been so much written in the wake of Julee Cruise’s passing that I feel quite superfluous, but it’s amazing how many people are saying the same things that I’m feeling. It’s made me feel the connections that exist within this fan community more and more; I started to see the strings that connect us […]Read more "A Tribute to Julee Cruise"
Hi everyone, I’ve been meaning to do a poem or two for ages but have struggled for inspiration. I’ve been running a poetry club for some of the kids at my school, though, and today we came up with some little bits and pieces – just a few little bits of rhyme and a couple […]Read more "Some Christmas Poems"
First poem in a while. I took a walk today into the Surrey countryside. My walk to me to a place of legend with a tale of evil attached. I made up some haiku about it. Weathered cross of stone Mile marker on the frontier No ills may ride out Of this depression lush green […]Read more "The Devil’s Punchbowl – a poem"
Hi everyone, I did a haiku (well 3 actually) for Twin Peaks Day. Enjoy… RichardRead more "What the Haiku – Happy Twin Peaks Day Special"
Hi everyone, This is my first Twin Peaks poem for quite some time. I had a little fun imagining the possibilities that were brought up on Cameron’s podcast the other day. Wisteria could be anything and I welcome whatever it is. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help myself from wandering into the universe of Twin Peaks, especially […]Read more "Wisteria – A #whatthehaiku Special"
I learned something new during Black History Month. I came across a podcast on YouTube about ancient civilisations. One of the episodes was about the empire of Songhai. I had never heard of this before and was intrigued to find out about it. Two and a half hours later, I had learned all about the […]Read more "The Golden Caravan – a poem"
I was on the playground on duty today. I was hungry and started daydreaming about sandwiches. This poem is a bit of fun which came out of that. Sweet chilli sauce, And pickled gherkins for the zing, Never cut the crusts off, Don’t do such a wasteful thing, With spicy cheese and egg mayonnaise, In […]Read more "Sandwiches – an acrostic"
Maja Ljunggren’s Twin peaks Fan Art Hey, two poems in two days! I’m back!! So, following on from my last poem, I happened to see this picture. Of all the wonderful pieces of artwork done the exceptionally talented Maja Ljunggren, this has to be my favourite. She’s really captured the horror of Audrey Horne’s situation, […]Read more "Audrey’s Dance – a poem"