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A retired psychologist learning to write better while drinking from my collection of Burgundy, especially Chablis and Pommard. Syllabic poetry is my current focus especially haiku and Senryu.

  • Haiku #43 The Black Tulip

    “The Black Tulip” is a historical novel and a work of Romantic poetry written by Alexandre Dumas, and first published in 1850. It helped to inspire the search in the Netherlands to create a tulip that was actually black and… Read More ›

  • Haiku #42 Haibun Vox Populi

    Vox Populi “How can you do this to me, I did everything you asked, you have lied so many times this past couple of years. I hate you with all the force of my being, you have ruined our lives,… Read More ›

  • Haiku #41 The drag of time

    Time and impermanence have been two of my “bedfellows”, not in an obsessive way, but since becoming a Buddhist 25 years ago. However my post today isn’t about Buddhism, it is inspired by a link in Dwight Roth’s blog taking… Read More ›

  • Haiku #40 Rape!

    It’s that time of year again! I’ve just emerged from battling the effects of tree pollen and now I get hit with fields of the yellow stuff! Oh how I hate Rapebreathing polluting pollenfrom bright yellow fields The Two Doctors

  • Buddha Jyanti

    Today, in the year 623 BC, a prince named Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini, Nepal. You will know him better as Buddha! Strangely however his birthday is celebrated on different dates in different countries, and at different dates each… Read More ›

  • Haiku #39 The Coronation

    The coronation of King Charles III taking place this weekend will be a global affair with every tv station focusing on it. The history of such a ceremony going back to King Edgar in 973AD will be grovelled over ad… Read More ›