I passed a house the other day and the inside of the front window was covered with flies; hundreds of them. The place looked like it had been abandoned and yet there were so many flies that I wondered where they had come from. I didn’t know the street and I walked on without doing […]Read more "The Scene Within – a poem"
I wanted to do something to mark the life of Peggy Lipton who sadly passed away last week. I don’t know much about the lady herself, but I thought she brought so much love and warmth to the character of Norma Jennings in Twin Peaks that I thought I could approach it that way. This […]Read more "The Ovens are Cold – 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"
This one came to me today. I did another word association, stream of consciousness thing, making a list of words. I then used the words as the beginning of each line to tell a story. I started out with intentions of this being a lot more positive than the last one. However, it went somewhere […]Read more "Grass Between the Floorboards – a poem"
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"
I did a haiku the other day about Ronette walking over the bridge. I wanted to develop it a bit as her character doesn’t get much attention despite the trauma she endures. So, here’s what I came up with. You can see the video version here The Pulaski Girl Battered and broken Left to wander […]Read more "The Pulaski Girl – a haiku sequence"