Wild Horses to Brazil — with your help

**Art Patrons One and All — Composer extraordinaire needs your HELP ** Some exciting news about music, poetry and where small adventures can go. Keith Moss, a friend from my orchestra days who is also an award-winning composer has been invited to premiere a full orchestral work in Brazil at a prestigious festival. The workContinue reading “Wild Horses to Brazil — with your help”

The game

I know you better with my eyes closed: the blindfold’s bluff. (c) Dec. 2016 Fragonard’s painting above and its partner, “The See-Saw” are discussed in this short clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLpQDFOfZM

It was a scorcher today

Warm mayhem It was a scorcher today. We ate ice-lollies in the office and called it quits at five only to find the District Line had melted. 24/08/2016 – It really is too hot for any more words about this very warm day in London. Some say it has been the hottest day of the year.Continue reading “It was a scorcher today”

The mattress turned over

Passing The pillowcases and sheets scalped from the bed. The mattress turned over your last impression levelled out sucked by the earth through to its core. c. 21/10/2015 — Beds are such intimate spaces and bed linen is the shroud to these secrets of sadness, joy and contentment. When the moment has passed, the residueContinue reading “The mattress turned over”

He could not pause too long

Along a back road He set off from the village when the blossoms dropped their petal tears and the green buds bid to escape from the branches. While walking along a back road, he was stopped First by an old woman who bent over a stick. The stick gave way on the path. The oldContinue reading “He could not pause too long”

Outside the day was perfection

Watching the bees Here are the words of the blazing day and the once beautiful arrangements. It was heady, was it not? The arrival of this brightest of days. Outside the day was perfection. Here a few few bees in the garden hid under clumps of cut grass. Why are they tucking themselves away? OrContinue reading “Outside the day was perfection”

plant this great choice in height and spread

Plant asters by autumn When all else fades, semi-trailing heath comes into its own. In banks and borders snow-petalled asters make a brilliant ground cover. Shimmering their heads: a butterfly magnet in the wildlife garden’s banks and borders. Plant this by autumn, plant this great choice in height and spread before the winter turns. –Continue reading “plant this great choice in height and spread”

Cue the lights and the music

And music again. A new tip for setting limits plenty, more besides. It’s all there you hear the benefit after a couple the other way would be to try put it back. Cue the lights — I hope you enjoy today’s verse distilled from sentences off the interweb. No, I’m not quite sure what itContinue reading “Cue the lights and the music”