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A terrible memory to be
Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020
A terrible memory to be carrying in you. I can only echo Insert and Rhiannon? I hope your shoulder stops hurting. I know what it's like to be near the bottom. The important thing is to find your choices, to know you are where you are because you...Read full comment
Posted in The policeman sat in the armchair
Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018
"they passed taxis, night buses, lonely punters stumbling on the long walk home."
"the Firth of Forth moving in glittering sheets below them. The bridge lights were reflected in the dark water as if a row of...Read full comment
Posted in Aura (19)
what a great metaphor for
Posted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019
what a great metaphor for aging
We walked the plateau
Flat and scattered green
But now in this desert scape
Dragging our bags behind.
Pink is a halfway colour, isn't it? Unthreatening, which is why it's so scary...Read full comment
Posted in My Favourite Colour's Changed
You've conveyed all your
Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019
You've conveyed all your feelings brilliantly, specially how jobs are seen as defining people, so not having one makes a person a blob. And yet not having a specific shape/a slot to fit into, makes you able to go anywhere, the possibility of...Read full comment
Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
BRILLIANT!!! This is absolute magic :0)
love "pale posy bunches" "coin wings" Wow! "seed-bulge" perfect . Also "far beyond their leafing"
well, all of it, really!
Insert, i wasn't sure what the trees across the road...Read full comment
Posted in The fruit of the elm
Very interesting to read his
Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018
Very interesting to read his story. I only really knew of him from hearing an interview about how by the time they let working class people into Oxford it was so dummed down there was no point going there, and that the elites never accepted him...Read full comment
Posted in Les Rowse, Philippe and I
You are quite right Tom, it's
Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017
You are quite right Tom, it's just a collection of nature scenes. It's just that I realised that someone from centuries ago could have seen them, too. And while I think of the wood as a beautiful place to go and see the sun and hear the birds....Read full comment
Posted in time travelling
I liked this very much, too.
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020
I liked this very much, too.
It's awfully easy to write about being depressed, but very hard to write about it in a way anyone will want to read. Which I did, empathising all the way through, feeling for the narrator, but not being dragged...Read full comment
Posted in £2.85
This bit, in the middle of
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020
This bit, in the middle of all the trance inducing greenery like a dagger in a soft hand:
every abomination is homogenised -
this slavery of a belief
that is the condemnation of the abused.
...Read full comment
Posted in Lime Tree