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the joy of listening

We occasionally mention the pleasures of listening to recorded poetry (for example, here and here and here). If you question the benefit of listening, or need a reminder of the particular benefit of hearing authors read their own work, take a quick look at Wyatt Mason’s New York Times article, “ 62 more words



Calling a post “Infanticide” is probably tantamount to click-bait, but this is really about suppressing our inner child


Sirens wail an ear-piercing din,
Paramedics rush the victim in. 245 more words

Poetry & Lyrics (Archive)


I came up with this little piece yesterday. It was written whilst I was listening to ‘Lights Down Low by MAX’, a song I only came across a couple of days ago and instantly fell in love with (the video is below!). 196 more words


Stood the test of Time

At the risk of getting a bit sentimental & cheesy…! (OK, so there’s nothing wrong with a bit of sentiment & cheese, really, but shhh, we’ll keep it our secret, OK?) 276 more words

Poetry & Lyrics (Archive)

Not Today

Loss. Grief. Depression.

All of the above really. (And, if I’m totally honest, that nasty S word that’s still a taboo).

Another oldie with a melody I vaguely remember… 150 more words

Poetry & Lyrics (Archive)

All Too Hard

Well, seeing as I’m back to posting, (at least for now ;) ) thought I’d strike while the iron is hot and add another. This is another oldie, not so much about unrequited love, more about when you just get all tongue tied around someone you really, really like (or is that just me? 153 more words

Poetry & Lyrics (Archive)

What Lies Beneath

You know what?
I look into your eyes,
Shining shards of glass –
Windows to something I can’t see,
And I wonder.

To see my reflection is a strange thing, 161 more words