Ed Crane

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Cherry Dreamin'

I found this tile painting I did in 2006 while living in the Canary Islands about five years before I knew about ABC. It got me 'dreamin' again...

The Pied Sniper

You call a witches cackle, rasping laugh of the heavy smoker. A dolphin with a sore throat. Arrogant strutting showman swearing black is white. A...
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Sixty Minutes in Summer

Sitting on the bank of a somewhere river crushing dappled grass by the house boats. Eating smoked trout from plastic envelopes, salty oil coating our...

Better Luck Next Time

Lay aside the yellow t-shirt (with a smiley face), Bermuda shorts and Ray-Bans. Pack away the open toe sandals (without socks). Put the sunscreen...


116 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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I just posted it but it's I'll put it here also cheers

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020


 dark and brooding fells

mirrored on tranquil waters

blessed by Wainwright’s boots

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Posted in Memory and sacred places

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The fear of guilt is a powerful attraction towards the unwanted

Posted on Sat, 25 Jan 2020

And nothing ferments guilt like the fear of disloyalty. A circle of fear I guess. I imagine it will be over eventually one way or another. The books are your friend, love them and they'll see you through.

I attempted Ulysses but I was kind...

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Posted in Reading room

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Thanks FB and Drew

Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

I will begin working on a follow up today. It may take a while, I'm not the fastest of writers.

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Posted in Changing Hands (revised title)

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You make a very good point about shallowness

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2019

So twisted the world. States in the US offer no leeway when it comes to choosing not to give an unwanted embryo life and yet in the same country people want perfect designer babies and reject the rest while there are desparate parents who cherish...

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Posted in Return To Sender

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Sorry to butt in Jack (I have been trying to keep up)

Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019

My Daughter was born in 1980 in the 'soft south' (Camberley Surrey) and I don't recall my wife having an ultrasound. When she went in labour all they had was sort of microphone thing they put on her tummy which amplified the baby's heart beat,...

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Posted in Angel 35 (scan)

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cañas work for me.

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Pity that the ghost of Franco still hovers over the peninsular. Bit of a worry really,

I hope the Spanish have more sense than the Hungarians and Poles though.

On re-reading what I wrote I realised that the Belgian fall int three...

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Posted in Among friends

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Wow, Thanks very much Luigi

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

That is such anice thing to say. I really appreciated that. Especially coming from someone who loves writing poetry as much as you do.

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Posted in Blowing Up the Street (IP)

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Very true Luigi, here's some more ...

Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019

wash a root well and grind into slithers

add them to water and boil it up

then filter the liquid into a cup

drink it down, its good for your liver!


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Posted in Dandelions

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Probably chose suicide to avoid being eaten alive

Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019


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Posted in Automat

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Never read Ginsberg, except excerpts from poems

Posted on Sun, 03 Feb 2019

I guess they didn't make an impression. However, I do think I should go back and visit him and Woolf and a few others if I'm going to have any chance of understanding SOC. It's been a long time since I read On the Road and now I can't find my...

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Posted in Random Thoughts of a Bored Old Goat