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Ewan Lawrie

The picture is me signing copies of my novel, Gibbous House at Unbound Books HQ in Islington by the canal.
Both Moffat novels are available here

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The King of Sulaco

This poem's title is the name of a character from Nostromo by Conrad, but it has nothing at all to do with the novel. I just liked the name. Image is free for non-commercial use from piqsels.com
Gold cherry

But I Am Not Writing Today

Well I'm not. Image is in the Public Domain.

Stray Cat Strut

Dredged up from some zeroes and ones that used to be in a desktop computer. I wrote this an hour after meeting the guy in the story. He did play at the venta, later in the year. His rockabilly band went down a storm. [Image is PD and shows The Blue Caps and Sweet Gene, who I very much doubt ever visited Andalucia].

And The Wind It Blows

I say it's all just wind in sails Image is free for non-c, yay!

Here Are Dark Things

here are a pome Original image source pxhere CC0 fiddled with by me using GIMP.


228 of my comments have received 246 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Mon, 01 Nov 2021

so carefully. It' s some 40 years since I lived further north than Lincoln and even then that was only 10 years out of 37 , the rest of which I spent in Berlin whilst in the RAF and then 14 years in Spain after I left. 

I shouldn't be...

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Posted in A Northern Song

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Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021

moody and magnificent!

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Posted in What is Buried at Thresholds

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Hi, Turlough.

Posted on Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Excellent work, it scans and the rhymes are un-forced. A great sense of place and character(s). I'm with you on your concerns about rhyme and how it can somehow infantilise (that's not quite the word I want) or undermine the seriousness of a...

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Posted in We Are Seacroft!

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day

Posted on Fri, 15 Oct 2021

I always love it when our writers do something a little different. If we give ourselves lines to colour inside, we lose our creative edge. This disturbing account of true events is most deservedly our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Please...

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Posted in Esther Cox

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Loved the ending

Posted on Thu, 07 Oct 2021

I do sympathise to an extent, but swearing has been around a long time, in spite of the efforts of the censorious. The Puritans, the Roman Catholic Church's Flying Squad known as the Inquisition, the Victorian Age's Bowdler (and his sister) and...

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Posted in Tired as ...

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This fine story is our Pick of the Day

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Well done!

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Posted in With or Without You

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Very, very funny.

Posted on Mon, 06 Sep 2021

In a cynical way, which is the best way, of course.

Can you say "held account", I think it's usually "held to account" that the people who say that sort of thing say, isn't it?

These are quite...

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Posted in The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 4

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This is our Poem Of the Week for 20 August 2021

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

This sharply-observed snapshot of the hot Mediterranean summer in Naples is our Poem of the Week. Please share and/or retweet if you like it too.

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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Duplicate posting.

Posted on Sun, 15 Aug 2021

Your poem posted twice, Luigi, unfortunately, the wrong one was deleted. Here are the comments on the one that was deleted, which, fortunately, I had saved beforehand....

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Posted in For Argument's Sake

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day

Posted on Wed, 11 Aug 2021

Quirky, bang up to date and tightly written, this is our Pick of the Day. Do please share and/or retweet if you like it too.

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Posted in Danger Mouse