More Bachelard in my hands

'Gaston Bachelard - a philosophy of the surreal' by Zbigniew Kotowicz (23/05/2022) The second of my books about Gaston Bachelard arrived today. Very exciting, and leaves me without excuses. I need to make some time to read and to write whatever it is I need to say about the influence this man's work has had … Continue reading More Bachelard in my hands

A new Bachelard book. A new project.

Hugely delighted to receive a long awaited book in the mail. My new Bachelard book by Joanne H. Stroud - 19/05/2022 You might recall that a couple of years back I fell into an infatuation of sorts with the writings of Gaston Bachelard, a French philosopher who died back in 1962. Bachelard was a scientist … Continue reading A new Bachelard book. A new project.

Endings (Ukraine) and beginnings (Bachelard)

The time has come, I think, to stop writing about Ukraine. Or at least, to stop posting. I feel that the writing is going off a little - there has been too much for me to keep up with and to keep sensible in my mind. It is distressing and depressing and time to move … Continue reading Endings (Ukraine) and beginnings (Bachelard)

Bachelard anniversaries

I have been thinking today about Gaston Bachelard. Gaston Bachelard 27 June 1884 – 16 October 1962 Regular visitors here may recall that I became quite taken with Bachelard's work a couple of years back, resulting in a slavish reading of everything I could get my hands on that had been translated into English, and … Continue reading Bachelard anniversaries

Progress on the Bachelard Series

I've penned an entry at my Author site re progress towards turning my Bachelard collection of poems into book format. I'm calling the series Bachelard Interpreted. I've included a little discussion about issues involved in creating a book when the text is over-large, book covers and such. If you're interested, this link will take you … Continue reading Progress on the Bachelard Series

Bachelard Poetry

Gaston Bachelard 1884 - 1962 Between 2016 and 2019 I experienced a revelation of sorts. I discovered the written works of Gaston Bachelard - a modern French philosopher who died in the 1960's. Bachelard started off as a scientist philosopher (with part of the Sorbonne named after him) and then turned to examination and contemplation … Continue reading Bachelard Poetry

from storyland (final)

I have had in mind, for a little while now, that 600 poems from the Bachelard inspired sets of poetry might be time to stop posting. There are more, but some sets have run out. Others, such as the poems arising from Intuition of the Instant - the contemplation of the working and meaning of … Continue reading from storyland (final)

corroboration dance

I have lit the firereturnedto bed reflectedoff a glossy surfacein the corridorI watch itred dreaming I waitfor the dancers warmthto reach the bedroombefore I riseto start the day until thenlet the demonscorroborate Iwill watch them ~ Poem #599 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. ______________________________________________________________________________ Would … Continue reading corroboration dance

filled with

the silence filled with sound I hear the blowflyzzzumming a tweetfrom some small birdis hardly soundat all a lonely Romeooccasionally croakinghas set his home upbeneath a builder’s wrap a black plastic auditoria every now and - croak - then he sounds a heartfeltloneliness even silentthere is the windthat ruffles leavesin treeseverywhere it passes I hear … Continue reading filled with