I was out cycling yesterday when it dawned on me that I now have seven novels to my name, that's includng the one that I am currently in the middle of writing. I was wondering when, and if, I finally make a breakthrough. Seven sounds lucky. The new book is about three men, two of... Continue Reading →
When I see birches bend to left and rightAcross the lines of straighter darker trees,I like to think some boy's been swinging them.But swinging doesn't bend them down to stayAs ice-storms do. Often you must have seen themLoaded with ice a sunny winter morningAfter a rain. They click upon themselvesAs the breeze rises, and turn... Continue Reading →
I wander thro' each charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow. And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every Man, In every Infants cry of fear, In every voice: in every ban, The mind-forg'd manacles I hear How the Chimney-sweepers cry Every blackning Church appalls, And the hapless Soldiers sigh Runs in... Continue Reading →
Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you plann'd: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then... Continue Reading →
L If gale-force Fortune sweeps you off you feet, let it; ride it; and admit defeat. There's no point in resisting; it's too strong - willy-nilly, you'll get swept along. Palladas. Tony Harrrison It was an unseasonably warm October night. The high winds of the midweek had ceased and it was still.... Continue Reading →
via Selling Like Hot-Cakes?
In truth, the certainty of anything is temporary. Time flies, it waits for no man, it is a healer and a destroyer. Time could be on my side or it could be playing for the other team. After a lifetime of treating life as a tapas bar, I find my choices now limited to a... Continue Reading →