Robert Burns Night

Robert Burns Night

Burns Night Before I dash off to dish up the cockaleekie soup, and the haggis ceremony gets underway, neeps and tatties at the ready…Let me share one of those serendipitous moments of delight. I was strolling through the Memorial Gardens by London’s Victoria Embankment today, en route for a meeting at The Savoy (deliciously restored, more for another post…) and encountered a...

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Poetry

Poetry

Poetry is a means of expressing our inner thoughts and feelings, our inspirations, insights and intimate experiences. Life is poetry – and poetry occurs all around us, in us and through us all the time. Poetry can be harsh and demanding, soft, yielding, delicate and dreamlike – and filled with stark realism. It doesn’t have to rhyme, it doesn’t have to make sense to...

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Poem Catcher

Poem Catcher

Poem Catcher Dreamily, I wrote poems; Exquisitely expressed, In my head In bed This dawning.   Mourning now, The words Dissolved, By light, By consciousness, By mundanity. If Dream-catchers Take hold of Night-time forms, Will a well-versed Poem-catcher ensnare Emergent thoughts? Landing those Un-harboured lines, With finely meshed Nets, golden havens For the precious Butterflies of the...

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Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition Returns for Valentine’s 2011

Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition Returns for Valentine’s 2011

Hallmark Romantic Verse Competition Returns for Valentine’s 2011 BRADFORD, England, January 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – - UK Wide Search for the Best Twittermantic - Winner Receives a Luxury Romantic Break Away After the huge success of last year’s Twittermantic competition, which saw more than 600 entries, Hallmark Cards is again giving the UK’s wannabe Shakespeares the...

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Year of Love and Light

Year of Love and Light

Having embraced and been embraced by innumerable different experiences last year, I know I am not alone in describing 2010 as a year of reflection and withdrawal, of letting go and welcoming, of opening and accepting, of travelling and finding, and staying home and re-discovering – of diverse and wondrous people, places, and events, and of deep learning and a resultant sense of stillness,...

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The Importance of a Good Author Interview

The Importance of a Good Author Interview

I had great fun talking to my good friend author, poet and super creative Tom Evans, aka The Bookwright, last week. The topic was his two latest books, Flavours of Thought and The Art & Science of Lightbulb Moments. Tom wanted to have quality video footage to help promote his books, and also to have the experience of being drawn out on his subjects. That’s something I love to do, and...

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