Poetry Evening – Hull University. 18/08/17


The Assembled The usual suspects from the English Department Assemble, Levitically, as romantic as Monday morning. Late, crusty defensive years and ears hear Sunny but arid words. Brynmor evenings thwart noon’s thirst for torpor, But siestas can be a moveable feasts. Midday slumbers threaten the evening air. The Readings Gangs of knowing smiles Show pinchedContinue reading “Poetry Evening – Hull University. 18/08/17”

Let life be a game! Gustav Meyrink and Covid


Time to reflect on a monotony of days, repeating a pattern as never before in my lifetime. Here is a bit of unpretentious light verse, to cheer the day. It should be read as quickly as possible. I apologise in advance for any rhymes that offend the modernists,but any creativity is good for the soul.Continue reading “Let life be a game! Gustav Meyrink and Covid”

Old Age – Taken apart by Goethe


I visited a museum in Weimar. There was a quote from Goethe. ‘Ich bin zu alt um nur zu spielen, und zu jung um ohne Wunsch zu sein.’ The greatest lines can be an inspiration to writers and get the block out the way. ‘I am too old to only play and too young toContinue reading “Old Age – Taken apart by Goethe”

Stuck for a Christmas Present? – Think Hull!


I’ve waited until panic is setting in, before offering people from Hull and the East Riding the perfect Christmas present. The lucky receiver definitely won’t have it already, nor will be they be given it by anyone else.
Full colour illustrations of our beautiful city.

Inspirational Structures


Inspirational structures can lead to a new, simpler, less mystical mindfulness. The Hafnia Sea did it for me. The brilliance of the engineer and architect who put it there, need celebrating. Drawing board moment, Captain’s juxtaposition. Art is everywhere. Haiku – 3 lines, 5,7,5 syllables, turning point after second line, should include a reference toContinue reading “Inspirational Structures”