Descartes for the Disinclined*

Peer pressure. Pressure from peers? Or pressure from more insideous sources Indirectly calling on financial resources To pay for physical characteristics To be remodelled to look ‘fantastic’, A construct too much in the media’s court, Suggesting all manner of overt self-harm Without so much of a sense of alarm As a reflex response to ‘current […]

Sin Seven*

Is it reasonable to speculate there’s growth in sloth?* Taking the existential view That the doing of nothing is good for you, Enabling time to cogitate, Worry, mither, get things straight… Having lengthy conversations With oneself – though on such occasions Careful surveillance of others therepresent Who may think you crazy and start to resent […]

Lewes Sings Goodbye*

Karen -and fellow choristers from all over the place,ยน Do you ever quietly marvel at the way we all keep pace? Do you privately pause to ponder the distance we’d actually travel, In the moment quite incredulous how rarely we unravel…?(!) In unison, step-clapping on the two and the four, Making our mark on the […]

Spring Things*

There are just a few signs of spring in my yard: The earth still resting, clogged and hard With weeds of all sorts taking up the challenge To wreak their bold, unfettered revenge, Presuming (rightly, one might suppose) They’ll see no trouble from the rose, A plant of sentimental worth While firmly rooted in the […]

Monarchic Malarkey*

National and international media proclaim The birth of a British prince,until tonight with no name.. Though leaving little room to breech Tradition, Monikers aplenty vying for position, Already effortlessly infinite Assisted by Jo Public’s wit… George, Charles, Edward, James, Among the most distinguished names, Each in their era, of noble descent. One wonders how much […]

Seasonal Slumber*

There are just a few signs of spring in my yard: The earth still resting, clogged and hard With weeds of all sorts taking up the challenge To wreak their bold, unfettered revenge, Presuming (rightly, one might suppose) They’ll see no trouble from the rose, A plant of sentimental worth While firmly rooted in the […]

The Power of Two*

Partnership is the greatest teacher, Walking side by side on an open road: No route map, compass, guiding star, Unspoken trust therein bestowed. Each one mindful of the other, The will to journey, a mutual endeavour. Cautious and gentle, the growth of ties, As each mind with the other tries To fathom some interpretation From […]