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And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be

This poem by Brian Patten would make it into my personal anthology.

You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost, 177 more words


Sometimes it Happens

Brian Patten continues to be one of my favourite poets.  His ability to crystallise thoughts is wonderful and, of course, he speaks to me.  These are the two essential aspects of a poet’s role, in my opinion. 180 more words


This stupid little street. It's the middle of the world.

“Liverpool I love your hornyhanded tons of soil” – ‘Liverpool Poems’, Adrian Henri

I’ve been kind of annoyed with myself recently. I have known for ages that the next post I wanted to make for this blog would be about Russell T. 1,500 more words


Book review: Can I Come Too?, by Brian Patten and Nicola Bayley

Patten, Brian and Nicola Bayley. Can I come too? Peachtree, 2013. unp. $16.95 ISBN:978-1-56145-796-0 Gr. 2+. P8Q9

This beautifully illustrated book done in colored pencil on cartridge paper will appeal to all who read it. 85 more words

Book Reviews

Can I Come Too?

We came across this book at a recent family trip to the library, and it instantly caught my eye as the title, “Can I Come Too?” is proving to be a recurring refrain in our house these days.   387 more words

Beautiful Artwork

I Hazard A Poem

A few weeks ago I brashly proclaimed to a literary friend that it’s been a very long time since I found any poetry that resonated me, and I had therefore written off all of it. 201 more words


Brian Patten & Friends - Vanishing Trick

LP, Tangent, 1976

Ostensibly a limited-appeal record, of the Liverpool poet reading his often wry and poignant verse over an occasional musical backing… turns out to be a veritable who’s who of the great and good of the 1970s UK folk scene. 154 more words