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.
Be mindful today #25 Remembering to be mindful!
Mindfulness has become an “on trend” buzz phrase in recent times; just try googling it and add a second word to it such as classes, courses, websites, blogs, books, magazines, coaches …… and you will instantly see what I mean…. Read More ›
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 ›
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