Thoughts

Of Art and the Future

In 1944 Henry Miller penned “Of Art and the Future,” an essay on war, art, technology, the role of women in society, and mankind’s future. Miller...

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Perchance to Dream

Have I ever written a decent word late at night? A poem penned then only holds the melancholy of darkness. Lies ahead just the black balm of sleep....

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Don’t Sweat It

The last time I was ultra-stressed I started sweating It was nervousness. I have never sweated like that before and never have since It was...

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L plates for a new Mozart

We're always learningThat's the truth of it, the unwritten law of life. Stumbling, blathering, making mistakes as we go along. Stopping, getting...

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Things to Focus on

Bragging writesIf you want to be successful in any venture it's important to lose your inhibitions. I don't mean you have to run down the street...

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A life less written

Writing has always been a passion of mine, indulged by both reading and writing fiction and poetry. And although I never pursued a career in...

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Poetry & particle physics

Has anyone else been following the BBC’s awesome Atom programme these past few weeks? OK, I know it conforms to the formula of similar TV Science...

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Feeling like a poet

Up early and having  a look over recent scribbling. When write a poem I usually have a good impression in my head of its worth. Some poems are...

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Poetry & prophecy

The root of poetry is in prophecy. In the present age, science is held to be the tool by which our universe will be explained. However, our...

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Start a fire

A poem is like a spark. It is lit by endeavour, fuelled by energy, and gives its heat to the world. Yet unlike a spark, which dies only to be...

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Writing Poetry

Writing poetry is like being in a balloon, floating high above the visible earth, caught by currents that direct you this way or that, although you...

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Popular poetry

Just when I start a movement - Poetry|Pulp - to get the appreciation of poetry into hearts and minds, the fecking BBC start a series on poetry,...

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Not a Laure laughs

So, outgoing Poet Laureate Andrew Motion says that the job of writing verse for the Royal Family is "thankless" and gave him a case of writer's...

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Reading Poetry

Read a poem not as you would prose, or even in a prosaic state of mind. Instead, you need to cast your mind to one side, to read each sequence of...

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I am angry

Poetry needs help. Poets are out there, in their thousands, but we are not proactive enough. Politicians prance, pose and trillions(!) of dollars...

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A Pagan Christmas

Some say Christmas died when we forgot its pagan past. Others that it happened when beer supplanted cheer, and present no longer came sandwiched...

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In Clanging Space

Thanks for the comments on the last blog - it makes me feel wanted! I guess it's easy to sit here and imagine the emptiness of cyberspace all...

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Lately

Haven't posted for a while - too busy, or too lazy? No, busy, but lots of time on the computer, so there are no excuses. Would be happier if I knew...

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