Category Archives: people

Poets Should Write About the Nice Things

I’ve heard poets talk of the subjects they write about and one said something I have used as the title of this week’s poem. It struck me as an odd thing to say. Surely poets should write about anything and … Continue reading

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Stories In Line

Standing in line at any store, in airports, or bus stations, I watch people, wonder who they are, what they do, and dream up the stories of their lives … STORIES IN LINE in the grocery check-out I notice the … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Man

Remembrance Day is coming up, and I wonder about my father, who died in Normandy, June 1944: what kind of man he would have been if he had survived the war? Was he changed by his experiences of the desert, … Continue reading

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Self-portrait As A Printer

I have been at odds with my printer recently. The only way to get it to function was to uninstall it, and then re-install it. Not the way to get printing done in a hurry! I wondered how it felt … Continue reading

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Tourist Senryu

One of the interesting things about travelling is watching other people, other tourists, how we/they behave in another country, how they/we re-act in crowded or rural situations … tourists . . .                                             the cows turn to watch us ***** suitcases … Continue reading

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Shadows senryu

I’ve always been intrigued by shadows, how short or long they are, the way they reflect the object, make it different, create odd shapes, how different they appear from what they cling to …   geometry lesson –                           sunlit angles … Continue reading

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Construction Site

Then there are those days when I can sit and watch people working, building … fascinating to watch each floor added, the joists, rafters, being lifted into place … CONSTRUCTION SITE bucket filled with gravel gripped by high mechanism                  wheels … Continue reading

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