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Collectively Speaking

I’ve always loved collective nouns, they can be such fun, definitely worth making a poem out of them … COLLECTIVELY SPEAKING a gambol of dancers sends a poke of fencers past a staff of employees who gossip about an indecision … Continue reading

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Going Shopping

So many of us have stayed away from stores for months that, when we get there, it’s become a real treat … GOING SHOPPING trawling for groceries                            collecting masked smiles kindness & directions between cans    packets before finding prunes cucumber … Continue reading

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An Old Game

The game of life continues. These days we react and respond at a distance from each other so the results may be different and perhaps hard to take … AN OLD GAME bishops, knights on black and white                                    not touching … Continue reading

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Down-town eastside

Winter is not the best time for those who live on the streets, cold, asking for help, out of work, each of them with a past we can only imagine … DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE the cellist on the corner draws circles … Continue reading

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Leg-of-mutton

I do enjoy writing ‘adnominations’, i.e. taking a morpheme (a root meaning that is shared by many words) and using it in multiple, often opposing, ways. Try it, it’s fun … LEG-OF-MUTTON if a roman legate wrote a legend as … Continue reading

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Map of the world

We live on a spinning globe, and sometimes it seems as if our own private world in spinning too, but out of control … though it’s never quite like that … MAP OF THE WORLD time spins on its axis … Continue reading

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The Music Man

I’m sure we’ve all had moments when we wanted to do something rash or different, and maybe we followed the whim, and maybe we didn’t. Was it a great adventure? or did we look back with regret, wishing we’d dared? … Continue reading

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Lucerne Street Notebook

I’ve been remembering the village I grew up in on the North Downs of Kent, walking up the road, re-visiting each house that I pass. I’ve used the old spelling of the village, which changed while I was in my … Continue reading

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Attention Span

At some time we all have to wait in an airport, for an arrival, or to go somewhere special. We become members of line-ups, check points, controls … spend time gazing into space, day dreaming, frustrated, or accustomed … ATTENTION … Continue reading

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Dental Appointment

I have a very good dentist, I like her and her staff, but I’ve been seeing rather a lot of them recently. During one session I got caught up in a Skeltonic or tumbling rhyme poem. Just one way to … Continue reading

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