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If a picture paints 500 words what would those words be?

Another online Arts Festival Event – 7pm Thursday 23rd Feb

Here we go folks. It’s the next phil0s0pher0ntap online event for arty types,

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Alistair Cooke

Radio 4 is running some repeats of Christmas editions of Alistair Cooke’s “Letter From America”. What struck me in listening to one of the broadcasts was the breadth of subject matter he could draw on to write about. He was …

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The Rest

Apparently was used by cattle drovers to crash out. Once they had sold their cattle at the market they would get drunk and crash out in the Rest before going home the next day.

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OFFICIAL

OFFICIAL. BIG BROTHER REALLY IS WATCHING YOU! WHERE WILL YOU HIDE? YOUR EXPERIENCE OF CHILDHOOD GAMES WILL NOT HELP NOW. THEY CAN SEE BEHIND THE SOFA AND UNDER BUSHES. A BEDROOM DOOR IS NO PROTECTION. YOUR EVERY MOVE IS BEING

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wet Sat

urday

Breakfast time and Anne is tucking into a healthy porridge with grapes or some such fruity ingredient. I’m just biding my time before a bacon sandwich. Bit of poetry there. I’m not going to elaborate on the bacon sandwich

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More toothache and a drive around the TT course

Ramsey

Thursday was initially characterised with a somewhat sleepless night due to toothache. Called dad’s dentist first thing and went to see him at 12.15. Conclusion is the tooth is toast and the choice is extraction or root canal treatment.

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carols

music history poetry imagery

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The Flower

Beautiful,

delicate yet deceptively strong.

Wind and rain can blow and batter

yet, still, when the warmth of the sun pours out,

we are rewarded with  beauty.

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The aeroplane

clouds

I have woken up
We sit obediently in rows
Occupied with our own musings
Watching the map of a flight path
That moves too slowly
Eagerly anticipating every small change

plane

Frankfurt, Mainz, Bonn Cologne
Staring ahead at the curtains that …

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Its Christmas Everyone

Its so nearly Christmas,
I just can’t wait,
The present pile under the tree is growing,
There’s one for you and one for me,
Time flies by, its Christmas eve already,
Just one more sleep until…
ITS CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

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bright eyes

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bright eyes watch
ripple shudders
penetrating heat
hisss es

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Good Friday

just a lovely day

Early morning at 23 Ffordd Ty Du and the sunlight is streaming in through the window. If you look out of the window though the mountains are shrouded in cloud or mist so I’m not sure

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1984 – 1986

The 1984 – 1986 series of poems are ones written in those years. They have been in a book in one of my drawers since then and never looked at. I hadn’t actually realised that there were more than one or …

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Dolgellau 1961 – 1967

They made it. Across the Cambrian divide and with it came total immersion for her in the language of the hills. The lush surroundings a fertile backdrop for the young couple with a growing family.

Friday night out with the …

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Des has been in the chippy business all his life

I know all the staff there.
Des has been in the chippy business all his life
I went there last Friday
they were queueing outside the door
it was raining and
I had to shelter under the awning outside
the …

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Graffiti with a curious trail to follow – Hayden Kays

I was having a few beers at St Stephen’s Tavern after a bash at the House of Commons Members Dining Room and went downstairs to use the facilities. The toilets had recently been refurbished and the tiles were nice and …

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my mam and me

my mam and me
down at the Palais
we dance to a timeless refrain,
she grooves,
makes all the moves,
life for her is a wonderful game.
keep movin’ mam
I say to myself,
climb through life’s window wide,
go …

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goodbye fly

perhaps you’ll die

There is a fly. It is irritating. Constantly buzzing around the conservatory trying to find a way out. I have opened the door. The fly has flown through the open door and is now out in the

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The couple on the train

I sat on the train last night headed out of Liverpool Street Station bound for Ipswich. I had a reservation but there were no tickets indicating that particular seats were reserved so I chose a better seat at a table …

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Prince Of Wales Inn

This pub is where I wet the baby’s head for our first born, almost 17 years ago. It was a Sunday night and I went there with Terry and Ade. They were what you might call pre-enlightenment days where pubs …

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