Category Archives: Thinkings and poems

Effortful humour

Do you have any mice? For the laptop? No, it can’t eat   Have you noticed my headphones? Wow. does it really? I am mending my lamp I hope you soon see the light Was Mum a virgin? Yes, until … Continue reading

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Love Is Enough

by William Morris Love is enough: though the world be a-waning, And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining, Though the skies be too dark for dim eyes to discover The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder, … Continue reading

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What is poetry?

  http://www.poetry.org/whatis.htm Extract Sound in poetry Perhaps the most vital element of sound in poetry is rhythm. Often the rhythm of each line is arranged in a particular meter. Different types of meter played key roles in Classical, Early European, … Continue reading

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Goodness

  http://www.minerva.mic.ul.ie/vol7/murdoch.html   “Thus, virtue consists in searching for, seeing and knowing the goodness in others, and not in discovering the permanent truth of abstract values and norms. So, according to Murdoch, the modern philosophers’ focus on human will fails to dismantle selfishness, the … Continue reading

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Up hill and down dale

Pray Father give me your blessing Good grief, a real Catholic at last Why, are there artificial ones? No they just have terrible memories Of trauma? No, they don’t know what a sacrament is. But surely how we act is … Continue reading

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Which like the river flows

Oh,John Joe was a farmer’s son They lived up in the hills. When he went to tend his sheep He  gazed down on cotton mills. The rivers ran with water pure And so provided power Yet over these dark ruined … Continue reading

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At the movies

The future’s fiction and the past is gone In a flash of fishes’ scales and eyes False memories   create playlets  we act in We work too hard ,ignoring love’s kingdom: The kingfisher, the  heron,  the dove’s sigh The future’s fiction … Continue reading

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Lost words

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20171013-the-people-saving-lost-words Extract “Seyfeddinipur has been working with London’s Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library to preserve words that would otherwise be lost. “The doomsday linguistic view is that by the end of this century, in the next 85 years, we will … Continue reading

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The hidden chord

The face that was familiar is no more Yet in my dreams ,he is alive again If ,by a chance, his life could be restored It would affect me like the hidden chord King David composed and played for love … Continue reading

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My face has gone blue

My doctor does surgery too He cut off the lace from my shoe I said, that’s my trainer He said, you’re a failure You can’t tie a knot without glue But  how can we sleep in our bed When our … Continue reading

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