Category Archives: reflections

Where is Oxford,on the Tomes?

Where is Ipswich, what is true Where is Norwich, deja vu Cambridge juggles counterpoise Here’s the  train, is it full Will there be a cord to pull Is it diesel, is it steam? It’s atomic in its beams I can … Continue reading

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They’ll steal what you don’t own

Have no possessions,  give  your stuff away But don’t go outside naked  when in= town It’s not religion, just simplicity Happy  are those people  free to play Who may be sunk in dreams or study brown Have no possessions,  gave  … Continue reading

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We try  to be alive, despite the pain

Underneath the shallow pools lies sand Where shells are  fractured by the ocean’s blows We  soon  learn what  being alive demands To bare feet on sunny days beckoned The warm wet trickles in between the toes Underneath the shallow pools lies … Continue reading

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God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone

God is a place we rarely  find alone His spirit  guides us  past the demons wild God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone God gave his prophets  sweet  dark honeycombs By his word they were struck, beguiled God … Continue reading

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Candles

Candle light at Christmas or great Feasts Softens  all our troubles in its peace Reminds us of the soothing  kindly light Protecting us from darkness in the night Yet candles may fall over over and ignite Burn down our homes … Continue reading

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Mary climbs a ladder

Mary was on a step ladder in the bathroom, spying on her husband Stan,through a hole in the wall.He had drilled this for spying on women sunbathing semi-nude in their private back gardens. Here he was climbing over the fence … Continue reading

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And BTW why are you using Tide?

Would you be more gentle,dear,I cried She pushed my head as if  it were a stone I only want my hair washed not to die And BTW why are you using Tide Shampoo is much kinder,on I moaned~ Could you … Continue reading

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Where is the world?

The boundary of my self is my own skin Fragile, and so sensitive,  yet home Most of what I call me dwells within Some may have it thicker, some too thin Some are cautious, some  have heavier bones The boundary … Continue reading

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Poetry and painting

  https://hazlitt.net/feature/why-we-should-treat-poetry-painting   Extract: “Perhaps because poetry is art made of words rather than pictures, readers expect it to communicate more directly. And certainly, some poems are fairly straightforward, in the same way that some paintings are clearly of horses, … Continue reading

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Play with our doubts

Fear of chaos stopped me looking  out I could not see its value   nor its  gifts To see new sights we need to live in doubt So I  travelled on established routes I got to places happily and swift Fear … Continue reading

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