Rooftop Thoughts

The Gullies (Covent Garden, London) I have a personal Thursday pleasure and it is to choose my PCF picture of the week over a strong black coffee. The ten I have chosen to date are a visual log of the last two months of my London journey. “The Gullies (Covent Garden, London)” is my pictureContinue reading “Rooftop Thoughts”

The Poet

You’ve read me elsewhere Kapow! I’m redundant now – Yours, the superhero of pre-used words — This morning on the way to the tube I was given a copy of “Short List,” a glorified catalogue of a magazine (as most magazines are) and brother publication to my other favourite London freebie-mag, “The Stylist.” In thoseContinue reading “The Poet”

Don’t Waste Paris on a Broken Heart

A blue sky over Notre Dame Advice for *   Don’t waste Paris on a broken heart next to the Cathedral Notre Dame where yellow-petalled violas squint their purple eyes at you shadowing their beds as you turned: his hands on her, embracing on the Seine.   From April 2012 — Who takes the busContinue reading “Don’t Waste Paris on a Broken Heart”

PUCKISH PAINTINGS ABOVE THE STAIRS

Here follows a piece I wrote recently about the work of contemporary Swedish artist, Per-Inge Isheden. AN INTRODUCTION TO PER-INGE ISHEDEN VIEWING ‘INFERNO’                          In London’s Mayfair is a Regency building with eight flights of narrow stairs. Above those stairs, in the highest apartment, I first viewed “Inferno” (2007; image right). The vollmilch nymphs pouring champagneContinue reading “PUCKISH PAINTINGS ABOVE THE STAIRS”

£299 from Strand

Saturday 14th Jan.             Yesterday I met a friendly piebald cat and ladders. So today I took the plunge: £299 on Strand. Friday the 13th   passed unscathed.          If I don’t spend the money now, it won’t be anymore. A dinky 11.6” this HP Pavilion (dm1-4020sa): £299 on Strand. Sunday morning, 00:05   15thContinue reading “£299 from Strand”

Sir Dalton DeLane’s Fundraising Gala (A Fictional Column)

This weekend saw the annual extravagance of Sir Dalton DeLane’s Fundraising Gala in aid of the MTG (Moctal Time Grafting) – the known custom of sharing health selections of children within a family. MTG’s allowed for each child to experience lengthened time despite genetic predispositions towards certain organ degeneration or wastings by loaning up toContinue reading “Sir Dalton DeLane’s Fundraising Gala (A Fictional Column)”

Things of the Heart, Told in Quiet #1

A letter is time past scrawled on a tree written in blue with quiet tea and buttoned as a coat holding inside its red carnation. 2012 — Another poem earmarked for my forthcoming second volume, provisionally titled “Under a Blue Dome.” The volume will also include the poems from the set “Emily’s Poems for Modern Boys,” someContinue reading “Things of the Heart, Told in Quiet #1”

A 1,000 RAINBOWS, ROCKS AND PROCESS

On a rock amongst rocks When the last rays fire after which all will be still and ashed Here, on this rock I wish to stand to see the end of time. From here you face due South; face the end of the world, but between you and then blue-grey barrels roll toward the shoreContinue reading “A 1,000 RAINBOWS, ROCKS AND PROCESS”

The old cock and the younger hens

  Because you now see I will not sleep with you you’re bored and have a new pet whose projects so much interest you. I see it en peripherie this nimble show: it entertains. She’ll also move along, you know.   2012 — Another poem, written during 2012, that will be included in the setContinue reading “The old cock and the younger hens”