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THANK YOU LORD THANK YOU, a poet's prayer

For the consideration of rain, and, too, thank you for trees, and too, to have thought of dew on a just-mown lawn under evergreens next to just so-placed midwestern lakes, dolloped blue, and too for sending us the thunder last night, for putting the internet on the ‘fritz’ on one of the last of summer’s eves, everyone of a sudden  without their screens, and, by George happy to ‘hang,’ play board games, like the old days — before screens — because You had solved the puzzle of what to do, what to have for dinner – had divined already the idea of dinners — delivered — had made clean-up a snap with Your thought of dishes made of paper — how kind of You to have made life easy. 327 more words


Two Tales of a City- Pt. 33


“You wanna have some fun, honey?” the hooker whispered in my ear.

I started to answer her question in the most polite way I could imagine that one would turn down the advances of a prostitute.  735 more words


2 Days in Christchurch (part 2)

Hanging in the Square

Working in theatre, television, sound and health I’ve travelled most of my life. Either up and down New Zealand or through bits of the world. 633 more words


i just want to write

I recently completed an online survey in answer to a request by one of those writer’s magazines. They wanted to know what I wanted to read in their magazine. 556 more words


2 Days in Christchurch (part 1)

Christchurch is the town that made me. I was born here. Grew up here. Shambled into adulthood here. And while I have nearly spent more time living away from my home than in it, Otautahi contains my greatest trove of formative memories. 695 more words


The Letters of T. S. Eliot.,

The Letters of T. S. Eliot.,
Volume I: 1898 – 1922 (Revised Edition)
Edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton
Faber and Faber – £35.00… 826 more words



“Dude. You have to get forward on the pegs. Go as fast as you can up the bump, then on the lip, lean as far forward as you can.” 133 more words

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