The three best friends you'll ever have are ME, MYSELF and I
A triumvirate of eager minds to see where thought can fly.
They deem it rather stupid if you never learn a thing
From the counsel of your elders, or the wisdom books can bring.
So they'll swot unashamedly through tomes of argument
To absorb, discuss and challenge the crux of their intent.
The goal all thr...
Saturday 6th December 2014 12:21 pm
Much is made of the ‘out-of-body’ phenomenon -
that other-worldly experience
that can shift or shaft accepted ideas.
And rightly so: such events deserve our unbiased scrutiny.
Defining the boundaries, or non-boundaries,
of Soul and Mind occupies serious thinkers constantly -
I declare that the subject is up for grabs
from anyone who gives it any th...
Tuesday 11th November 2014 3:54 pm
a week ago in prime time a BBC telly report:
- increased prevalence of allergies -
- many more cases these days
- children are too clean
- we need to get back to basic good bacteria
- interacting with animals
- mucking about in earth
- more direct exposure -
premise casually brain-stored
last week in a local shop
a bottle full of small glittery pink chunks:...
Saturday 6th September 2014 2:55 pm
The sun rose bleakly
But the old man said,
“Hail to the morning!
I am not yet dead.
I have music to hear
And words to be read;
Enough in the cupboard
To see me fed.
Through the march of years
Many tears I’ve shed.
And my greatest friends
Have long since fled.
But at close of this day
I may lay my head
Upon the sheets
Of my own warm bed....
Saturday 23rd August 2014 3:26 pm
I could read every book ever written
I spoke every language on earth
I lived everywhere at once
And I could touch every living thing
as though I were every living thin...
Tuesday 19th August 2014 5:25 pm
You turned –
In your nakedness
And the forest young mewled.
Earth cracked open
Casting up civilizations.
On your curving
Thursday 10th July 2014 3:37 pm
If a woman visits a gentleman friend
And finds on his cluttered
An open-faced letter
Which she herself wrote many weeks ago
What is she to think?
Is it at his elbow for regular reference
With chops and chutney?
To muse over with a midnight brandy?
Or is it, in fact, simply
Of no more moment
Than yesterday’s stale bread?
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 12:30 pm
At lunchtime I pop into Tesco’s -
Bad timing for speed
But I need a few things for tea.
There’s a long line at the speedy self-service
And the counters and cashiers are worse
So I fall into last place of baskets only
When I spot a clear counter
With a new cashier!
I move fast
And beat a laden cart to first place.
Hard on my heels darts a young ma...
Saturday 24th May 2014 3:57 pm
Seven years old
He bounds through the front door.
(Super heroes never walk. They run! They leap!)
Pink safari pants and a new T-shirt: “I’m the GREATEST’.
No argument there.
Friday is Disco Night at the school auditorium
Blaring beat pounding sound
As dusk swallows the familiar.
“Do you dance?”
“Nah. I just play tag. But it’s fun.”
Saturday 29th March 2014 2:49 pm
As children they grew up together
Bonded by friendship so deep
The passage to love was marked
By effortless consummation.
Their love was godly.
Fate forged shackles with no key.
But families fractured
Upon great tables in small rooms
Politics scissored flags - land - people -
And stitched up new nations.
Tuesday 4th March 2014 12:34 pm