Category Archives: Rants

Pollution

ALLANDER WALKWAY Grotesque confetti of this hellish wedding the plastic tatters blowing on every branch the burn whose clear water I dappled in as a child now strewn with rusting supermarket trolleys sinking into mud, entwined with root and branch … Continue reading

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Cultural Culloden

Okay, one last political post: So we wake up and smell the coffee, the day after the day of the Scottish Referendum result, to pick up the pieces and get on with our lives. Let me share two anecdotes from … Continue reading

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3 things I don’t and do write about

Thanks to the great Andrew Hook for tagging me and thereby in embroiling me in the new internet writer meme of “3 things I don’t write about and 3 things I do”. I’ve tried to stop myself from reading Andrew’s … Continue reading

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Poem #50/52

Here is the 50th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: VENETIAN TRIPTYCH 1. This morning my hand struck the mirror reaching not for my toothbrush, but for its reflection. Last … Continue reading

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Poem #44/52

Here is the 44th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: UNDER THE WHITE Years ago, just after we met it occurred to me on seeing your shoes discarded by my … Continue reading

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More Multiplicity

The Impossible Spaces blog tour continues to drag me into the spotlight. As previously blogged here, I contributed a story to the ‘Impossible Spaces” anthology (published by Hic Dragones) entitled ‘Multiplicity’, and have been asked to do various guest blogs … Continue reading

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Poem #34/52

Here is the 34th poem in my 52-poem sequence (one a week) for 2013, followed by some illumination and reflection: WAIT TRAINING To love is to sleep on the floor is to cut open my veins for you, notching up … Continue reading

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