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Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....

Meandering through La Belle Epoque

  Vuillard Interior Two contributions have come out at the same time (essay and poems). SO – here is my new essay in the Fortnightly Review   It’s a celebration of a time that is an inspiration to me. AND – … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Milkshakes

As there is to everything, There is a fitness to grandad Fleeing a delighted boy. Miniscule petlets of alyssum Compliment overweight orchids. Condos trump the ancient bay. x Drums of stone stacked One by one on top Of each other, … Continue reading

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J-L Forain’s take on Verlaine’s Poem

THE LOVER OF NATURE x Paris being not a spit Worth spittin, I am gonna split. But ‘ow my soul’s a poet’s innit, Sundays when me gaff I quit, The country’s bout as cool as shit. x The overland’s a … Continue reading

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Shiva and my ‘Songs of Realisation’

photo by Dilys Bidewell Many of my Indian readers (and others) may enjoy my most recent collection of poems – Songs of Realisation. These three long poems celebrate what is on the earth, what is below the earth and what … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, June 2020.

80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 Painted pallets 41-60 (May 2020) Painted pallets 21-40 (April 2020) Painted pallets 1-20 (March 2020) This brings my sequence of … Continue reading

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IMAGE x Poor faun, who must expire, Reflect me in your pupils. Take my memory to dance For my dark immortals. x Go, and tell those pensive dead For whom my pranks were a joy so rare, I dream of … Continue reading

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Joris-Karl Huysmans on Modern Art

  One of my favourite authors! His views on Modern Art are at last translated by Brendan King (Dedalus, 2020). Tim Keane has an excellent article about this in Hyperallergic – a very good art site.

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A Cloud Garden for Bruce Grove

Petition to make a Cloud Garden in Luke Howard’s House – The ‘Namer of Clouds’ resided in Bruce Grove, off Tottenham High Street. Here is a poem Goethe wrote to him. CLOUD FORMS X When, from the water’s quiet mirror, … Continue reading

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I Believe in Bill

People may dismiss my distrust of Bill Gates as conspiratorial, but wouldn’t I be even more spooky if I were to endorse his projects?  This thought inspired the following poem:   I BELIEVE IN BILL   I believe in Bill … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, May 2020…

60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 Continuation of my painted pallets – the sheets of cartridge paper I use to test brush loads and marks when … Continue reading

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