Monthly Archives: April 2014

Poem For Becca At John Ryland’s

Becca read with the wonderful Mebdh McGuckian at the weekend and I wrote this:   I am late and sweating cider the city hall clock announces it surround sound and I realise I have never before heard it peal. I … Continue reading

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First Draft & Other Happenings

Ok so most people who know me know I have a certain way of approaching artistic endeavours basically I say yes and ask questions later. This has lead me into some frankly loopy enterprises including dashing between Arran and Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Non Prompt Poem

I somehow came upon this. It is true there is a world war two officers jacket languishing in my wardrobe. I made a poor internet attempt to search records to prove that my Grandfather was an officer but found the … Continue reading

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Prompt From Day Fourteen Questions

So you may have heard of a nasty little idea called ”women eating on tubes” more and more there is a sense that people can take photos of women and post them without their consent. Obviously these are not quite … Continue reading

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Today’s Gallery Poem

Ok so we went back to the impressionists and the paintings of ladies with mirrors. However would add the real woman in this painting was a dancer and is not really the poem’s subject. The idea is an old idea … Continue reading

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Another Non Prompt Poem Inspired By Manchester Art Gallery

So I have started popping into the late opening of the Manchester Art Gallery with some other writers we do a quick blast of writing usually free writing from an artwork and then the pub. Both bits of this are … Continue reading

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Napowrimo Replacement Prompt

I used day twelve’s prompt: http://www.napowrimo.net/2014/04/day-twelve-2/ So I took the last section of this page: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/i/quilting-introduction/ subbed in the world guilt/guilting/guilted for quilting I am not sure where I got this from but remember a literary character calling a quilt a guilt … Continue reading

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