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  • Haiku #35 Old Times Happy Days

    Do “the good old days” actually exist? Were our lives 30, 40, 50 years ago better? Well, I guess it depends what measure you use; healthcare, nutrition, transport ….. all better today certainly. But then as a child I had… Read More ›

  • Haiku #34 The Dunes

    When do childhood memories become an everyday part of one’s life? Is it an age-based phenomenon or is it related to some significant event in life that “takes you back”? In my case it seems to be age-based PLUS some… Read More ›

  • Haiku Tanka #33 Calm in Kathmandu

    My favourite place, anywhere. The magical, mysterious, energising, spiritual Swayambhu temple and monastery in the Kathmandu Valley. Arriving there as dawn unfolds awakens every sense in me, I feel it now, I connect with it as I write this poem…. Read More ›

  • Haiku #32 The Bee Orchid

    Growing up in a coastal iron ore mining village in mountainous Cumbria had plenty of outdoor “distractions” for a young boy and his closest mates. One of these was to go into places we were specifically told NOT to, especially… Read More ›

  • Senryu #34 Cosmic Buddha

    Boudhanath, another of my favourite temple areas in Kathmandu, a place where all the senses are stimulated: Monks chanting sutraprayer wheels spin incense risestourist cameras flashBuddhas’cosmic siteignored The Two Doctors Boudhanath is one of Nepal’s great Buddhist temple complexes. Initially… Read More ›