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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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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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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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Cafe Poetry

Went to an open mike poetry gig at the Lounge Cafe in BSE last night. Strong coffee was needed to get me off the ground after a series of late...

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Taking it easy

There comes a time when you have to take it easy. Today is that day. For reasons documented elsewhere I am Resting, Ice applied, Compression (soon...

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Shares fall…

Oh dear. Lucky I don't have any then. I need liquidity not longevity, so whenever some fall in my lap, I cash them in. I know they're a good long...

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Lazy Sunday

Played five-a-side yesterday, scored a couple, didn't have a heart attack - job done. Today spent some time on poetry, revising, typing up. The...

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Facebook

Trying out a new way to access (and contribute to) my blog. So many things to log on to - if I can centralise the whole operation, then I can keep...

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Twin horns

If I write 1000 words a day that's fine, but then I don't have any time to work on the 1000 words I have written the day before. Nor the many...

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Drawing in

We adapt quickly in England. There wasn't much of a summer (but hey - April was lovely!) and now there are night frosts, and the days are hardly...

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On publication

It isn't until the searchlight of your efforts goes out, in the form of a book or collection, that the temperature of reception can be gauged. Then...

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