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Throwback Thursday: Exeter Respect 2012

We have an annual festival in Exeter called the ‘Respect Festival’ which celebrates the city’s diversity. Way back in 2012 I’d help set up ‘Resident Writers’ and we did ‘flag poetry’ The idea was that there were different words written on the ‘flags’. 31 more words

Writing

monkey metaphor

Monkey Metaphor

I wish I couldn’t see
the monkey in the tree
who laughs at everything I do
then shoots a pee at me.

His grinning face bedevils me… 43 more words

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Unclaimed Persons Celebrates Ninth Anniversary and Launches New Website

The following announcement was written by Unclaimed Persons:

Every life is worth remembering, and this month Unclaimed Persons (UP) celebrates its ninth anniversary helping to unite the remains of deceased individuals with their next of kin. 214 more words

Current Affairs

Thingamebob flower

A WHAT-JA-MA-THINGAME-BOB
FLOWER

How can I possibly validate
the workings of my brain
when I see a lovely flower
and then I can’t recall its name?

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The Basics, "In the Rude!"

At the start of The Basics’ new live album you hear Wally De Backer say “This’ll be a little different”. Happily it’s a complete lie. They’re as much fun as ever. 579 more words

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Starry Nights

One small step for man …

Starry, starry nights. We take them for granted here in Australia. The clean atmosphere means that even in the cities we can pick out the planets and the constellations. 2,085 more words

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