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Her Deathstyle Choice!
The red red rose of Lancashire, it’s red for love,
the poppy, flower of Palestine which gives me hope,
the fragile Armistice poppy, of hope, not hate,
trodden in the mud by Braverman’s Nat C. friends,
by the Nazi hate-mob...
Wednesday 8th November 2023 2:14 pm
In our Lancashire home, in our Lancashire home,
We speak with a Lanky Twang ever so rare,
We’ve got some wet moorlands exceedingly bare,
If you want a few Mountains, we've got some to spare,
In our Lancashire home.
En Vrolijk Kerstmis!
Wednesday 30th November 2022 12:41 pm
The audio file in this post is of SAMPLES 1-7 in my profile-apologies for repeats cockup.
This below, was my first and only attempt (so far) at a Sestina, from about ten years ago?
I think it reflects:
1. the trepidation I felt at the thought of one of my 3 months-long walking trips and
2. the effort expended in the journey of trying to write this bloody thing!
Sunday 21st August 2022 3:59 pm
Down dark cobbled back streets, clothes lines stretched
across cohorts of back yards, on Washing Day.
Regiments of white bed sheets hoisted high
flapping like flags, in threatening skies
supported by proud,
immoveable clothes props.
Garments not daring to fly loose,
Straddled by dolly pegs
forced down hard.
Above boiling bleach buckets
Malevolent steam swirled, silently seethi...
Tuesday 12th June 2018 10:23 am
Veering through Northern valleys
Nocturnal nomad chasing lights
Squinting through misty glass at
Hills rising raucously
Perfidious silhouettes whispering
GPS. Reroute. M1.
Settings were fucked - avoid motorways?
Back to the linear path
Diving towards the sprawling metropolis
Hours to go.
Adjusting frequencies -
The Wind Cries Mary.
Friday 29th September 2017 7:42 pm
with cobbled streets.
Working class towns-folk.
with coker clad feet,
Women with shawls on,
the men wearing caps,
A rare hardy breed, both
women and chaps,
The whistle has blown,
their all in a flurry
They dare not be late, so
they all have to hurry.
The houses were terraced
and all in a row,
Two up-two down, with a
Saturday 14th January 2012 7:07 am