for the summer

Inspired by the phrase 'You tell me that the peonies need spraying', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project and nowwith the spring behind usand the summerin full bloomyou tell me of the peonies their need for spraying if the gardenis … Continue reading for the summer

Meet the Author – Interview

I am continually amazed at how interviews can be structured so as to bring out new information, or to highlight different facets of the process of writing and creativity. Today I am delighted to share with you a 'Meet the Author' interview conducted by Camilla Downs on her Meet The Author Blog. Camilla is an … Continue reading Meet the Author – Interview

born here (an immigrant son)

Inspired by the phrase 'Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project I comefrom a long lineof strangers bornof here bornof this my parents born somewhereawayare bothof herethe same … Continue reading born here (an immigrant son)

dances (too)

Inspired by the phrase 'Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains' taken from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T. S. Eliot.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project if I dancewill youdance outsidein the darknessbroken by moonlightfilteredby the drifting clouds and lingering on the pools of dark waterstanding in front … Continue reading dances (too)

here

Inspired by the phrase 'Where are you?', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project I turnto see you you are notthereanymore I turn roundandaround again seeking your shapein the shadows in footprintsacross the floor through the glassslightly speckledof the kitchen windowthat … Continue reading here

Devil In The Wind – author Interview with Kriti Khare

Following on from the discussion of Devil In The Wind on her blog Armed With A Book, Canadian book blogger Kriti Khare has posted an interview she undertook with me, discussing writing in general and the Devil In The Wind collection in particular. If you enjoy author interviews, I think you might like this one, … Continue reading Devil In The Wind – author Interview with Kriti Khare

sufficient (at the heart)

Inspired by the phrase 'Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten' taken from 'Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)' by Walt Whitman.This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project it is not necess . . . I meandon’t feel you always mus . . . comeback herewhere I am … Continue reading sufficient (at the heart)

too much (to bear)

Inspired by the phrase 'But you are not there', from the poem 'Madonna of the Evening Flowers' written by Amy Lowell. This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project the chillthat touchesaround my shouldersisa clue the weightwithin the silenceis another I make a noiseopening the doorbut the quietdominates my sounds I look aroundmomentarilyto find … Continue reading too much (to bear)