Category Archives: Culture

Lunchtime Interlude

There is Bach playing on the radio, and I am sat at the dining table, having finished my lunchtime repast, there is cabarnet shiraz in my glass, and I savour all of these moments now, now passing, now gone, only … Continue reading

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Passing Thoughts

Passing thoughts passing us by into the nothingness of nothing, the nothing of nothingness; the wherefore of whys, the whys of wherefore; the noise of silence, the silence of noise; the emptiness of empty, the empty of emptiness; the traveller … Continue reading

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Synopsis for a Novel

I read a book once, one with a happy ending the denouement didn’t suit my mood I have to admit; the good guy won out in the end and got the gal, justice was served, the bad guys got their … Continue reading

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A 1960’s Northern Town

fading back the years, to Friday-paid dirt-nailed stand-up straight-razor guys, smoke-stenched beer-drenched, immersed in Willy Dixon’s words strung like wire barbed across their hearts; lost in deep resonances of factory-line steam-hammers raw and edged like John Lee Hooker’s “BOOM…BOOM…BOOM “, … Continue reading

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The Writer Writes

If everything that I write is everything that I am, then all the words I’ve written is all of me; Words are my flesh, and stories my breath; I walk in dreams, I have been to the mountain top and … Continue reading

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Coffee Table

Giant, glossy, glamorous coffee table magazines, with those portraiture pictures that capture those ” just so ” glances, contemplative meditative, with that pristine air of purposeful confidence, of a knowing what lies ahead; and the apparel just so, the complexion … Continue reading

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The Putt

Eye, ball, eye,ball eyeball; these last 3 feet on the par 4 18th, this putt for birdie, this putt for the championship; 464 yards, 1,392 feet traversed with inimitable ease leaving just these last 3; back to the practice putt, … Continue reading

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Manuscript Found in an Antique Dresser

Words etched in time, fade even as I gaze at them, wondering who wrote them? when were they written? who were they written for? and that final question that even History cannot answer; were the words ever read by anyone … Continue reading

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Intermezzo

Voices on a phonograph flutter across a deserted apartment, their cadences lose themselves among the zig – zag alleyways on whose rooves silhouettes are painted by passing airships on bright timeless summer days; In a nearby park the oompah band … Continue reading

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Lakota

  The bitter dusts of war the bitter dusts of famine, pierce men’s skins swirling in their hearts with a coyote chorus of forgotten words, forgotten peace; The Winds of corpses and the Winds of souls, howl with their forgotten … Continue reading

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