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That's It

Why can’t I read



as I once did

Devouring stories




I open a book

and close it

then another

and close it… 104 more words


Latest Readings by Clive James

I have enjoyed many of James’s books, from his brilliant series of autobiographies to his literary criticism. He is now dying of leukaemia but, as he says, “if you don’t know when the light is going to go out, you might as well keep reading”. 73 more words

Pennies for the Guy

Further to my post a little while back about Pete Atkin and Clive James, I’ve been playing a lot of their stuff on guitar recently. 656 more words

Clive James

My Home - Clive James - Analysis

My Home

Grasping at straws, I bless another day
Of having felt not much less than alright.
I wrote a paragraph and put some more… 575 more words

Poetry Analysis

Wine, Women and Poetry

🇺🇸 🇨🇦 National Poetry Month

I can’t sing; hence the title. I’m not a poet either but April is National Poetry Month in North America so I thought I would join in. 177 more words


George and Clive

Three days ago George Monbiot announced in the Guardian that he had prostate cancer. He’s in surgery today. This is definitely not cheering news, even in an odd way, and I’m sure we all wish him a successful recovery. 1,696 more words


Loose Canon by Ian Shircore is essentially a poor man’s version of Revolution in the Head by Ian Macdonald for the songs of Pete Atkin and Clive James. 1,905 more words

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