Poetry Archive : Silent

This little diversion into non-rhyming is going very well, thanks very much. Silent This year, alone best choice; direction marked not through light of yonder star. Inns empty, shepherds crooked, drive away Christmas: northwards, following enlightened prophesy. Alone’s not sinful, redemptive festive escape: without tinsel, sparkle, overzealous consumption. Mountains beckon, practical snow, rewarding effort, exploration; … Continue reading Poetry Archive : Silent

Look Out Any Window

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhIIb8E8O8 Lots of things matter to me. Some are fairly frivolous (see Bond fan fiction) but others come from a lifetime of noticing stuff other people seem to overlook. Environmentalism has been in my life since my teens, donating to Friends of the Earth for over thirty years. We don't send gifts to close family … Continue reading Look Out Any Window

The Closing of the Year

After due consideration, our content for December is now finalised. I'm going to use December to re-introduce myself to the World in general via the medium of #Blogmas. It might grab me some new readers, which is never a bad thing. It also gives a buffer for existing content to be built up (see last Friday's … Continue reading The Closing of the Year

Poetry Archive :: The First Time

Couple of edits in this from the live version. BRB, editing 30 Haiku for Thursday. The First Time Together, begin mindfulness; look within self your answers lie, quiet. Acceptance, unique truth there to find: presenting mental progression. Knowing shortcomings plan accordingly; cover failings, redefine. True intimacy grows organically, sprouting fertile, grasping vines. Make fresh beginning … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The First Time

Poetry Archive :: The Last Gasp

Starting Thursday, we have a thirty part Haiku spectacular on the cards, so it will only be Micropoetry scheduled across the week.  As a result, I promise that this form will not suffer and is being given extra special love and attention. I also wish I could do bold and italic on Twitter so there'd … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: The Last Gasp

In Pursuit of Happiness

Yup, it's that time again. November is (checks calendar) NEXT WEEK and so, we need a graphic for the upcoming 'write a novel in a month' journey and some definitive idea of what the fuck is going on. Fortunately, both of these things are well in hand. If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, here's … Continue reading In Pursuit of Happiness

Thank You For the Music

We're BACK in action after the much needed and utterly awesome weekend away and this morning, we're reminding the room all about next month. NaNoWriMo gets it's own separate post on Wednesday but for now, I'd like to explain how #Soundtracking2018 and #Narrating2018 fit into next month's timeline. #Soundtracking2018 this month encompasses 30 songs which … Continue reading Thank You For the Music