New day – new project. Weasel Words by politicians of all nations. The house on the Wannsee where the ideas for Nazi genocide were distilled into reality. This picture was taken by me at least 10 years ago. Sometimes things germinate slowly. I have been working on the idea for years without knowing where itContinue reading “Weasel Words – Ausflüchte”
Author Archives: Clive La Pensée
I heard the river laugh
It is finished. 16 short prose pieces – or are they poems? I don’t know, but I have received great praise at open mic readings. Numbers 1 to 5 have been posted here. Now the entire collection is available through Amazon, as a beautiful chapbook or full colour eBook. But if you would like anContinue reading “I heard the river laugh”
Screaming trees (5)
Number 5 in my series, ‘I hear the river laugh.’ Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy building, Sluicing water upwards, roaring over mudflats, Through to Goole, swamping the Ouse and Trent, Removing ten thousand years Of post-glacial civilisation. York and Venice cannot be saved, By Tidal Barriers. Profits rise with the water Until drilling downContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”
Screaming trees (5)
Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy buildingSluicing water upwards,Roaring over mudflats,Through to Goole,Swamping the Ouse and Trent,Removing ten thousand yearsOf post-glacial civilisation.York and Venice cannot be saved,By Tidal Barriers.Profits rise with the waterUntil drilling down means holding onAgainst the soaring tidesAnd strengthening winds.And as the storms merge,We ask, ‘What now ?’ Part 5 of myContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”
Screaming trees (4)
Screaming trees – why don’t we care?
Screaming trees (3)
Number 3 in my series, I heard the river laugh. Soon available as a chapbook.
Screaming trees (2)
Number 2 in my series on the effects of global warming on the Holderness Plain, where I live. Please let me know what you think. My chapbook is nearly ready and free to any environmental group, to use and sell. Just let me know.
Screaming trees (1)
Set of ten poems – I heard the river laugh. Copyright free to an environmental group. More soon.
Capitalism’s Dirty Tricks
‘Using Bridgewater’s public disclosures, Breakout Point calculated that the Connecticut-based fund has bet against 21 European companies so far this week, in sectors ranging from finance to energy.’ The above quote is from the Daily Express of 17th June 2022. And of course, there is nothing like a headline such as- EU issued MAJOR financial warning asContinue reading “Capitalism’s Dirty Tricks”
Oldenburg Industrial architecture.
A walk around Oldenburg on an otherwise dull day provided these photo opps.