Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Shadow Art


some are almost unbelievable.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Noticing similarities...

...between Darwin's 'tree of life' sketch:


and this:

(An elderberry branch after removing berries to make wine)

Monday, 3 September 2012

Saturday, 1 September 2012


that begs to be described.

The Gatehouse of Polesworth Abbey

 Mary Arden's Farmhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon

Workshop with Jo Bell at Dig the Poetry

A four hour poetry workshop with the delightful Jo Bell today at Dig the Poetry

No slacking or daydreaming, just pen-to-paper and us unearthing our own many-layered history.

As Jo said: 

  • Concrete.
  • Concise.
  • Conviction.

The three 'C's of writing poetry.

Innadaeks by Jen Hadfield

From Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4. No longer available I think on iplayer, but Jen Hadfield reading Innadaeks can be found here

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


No, I'm not joining in, though was tempted.

But NaPoWriMo is kicking up a lot of interesting blogs. For example 100poetryforms. Or the poetry form 'The Abnominal', invented by Andrew Philip.

All these are the poetic equivalent of a foot spa for tired words and thought processes.