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

Poetry Archive : En Lighten Ment

Most people don't publish the poetry they muck about with, but I'm having fun playing in public. It is a continuing exercise of looking at how words fit into sentences, that rhyming is no longer a requirement but that sometimes, it becomes almost essential to do just that. Nobody has taught me how this happens, … Continue reading Poetry Archive : En Lighten Ment

The First Time

Everything you will ever need to know about me exists online. No, really, it does. You'd be surprised just how much personal detail has been exposed via the wonders of the World Wide Web since the 1990's, but to make it easier for you I've put together some notable moments in personal history. The 'Writing as … Continue reading The First Time

Running on Ice

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1067485137749852160 For the first time since 2011 (so, that's seven years) my real name is attached to a Twitter account. I've been drifting that way with the Other Place, still associated with a certain video game and not totally tied to writing ability. Yesterday, a lot changed, but I can't talk about that yet. However, what … Continue reading Running on Ice

Poetry Archive :: Silence

This is an interesting time for my poetry. After a long period of introversion and application, this weekly exercise has become a lot more relaxed and informal than at any point in months and yet is far more honest and reflective. The desire to share my feelings via verse is a lot less traumatic than … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Silence

Poetry Archive :: Sacred

I would love to write a comic. If any artist out there needs someone to provide words, or would be prepared to illustrate my stuff? I'd so collaborate. For now, I have to dream my futures. Sacred One moment, offered earnestly, unannounced transforms entire existence with a smile. This picture, napkin drawn, instant facsimile of … Continue reading Poetry Archive :: Sacred

Sleigh Ride

It's mid November, and although it might be a wee bit early to shove up the decorations, we can start the process of planning for next month. Americans are about to do that Thanksgiving thing shortly, but let's be honest, a day is not enough. I have loads of people to thank in 2018, far more … Continue reading Sleigh Ride