Life Splinters

Like when you write story ideas- with my poems, I write ‘draft’ poems and will hopefully go back and sort it all out. This poem below is a draft, the idea. Need to sort out the conceit  (extended metaphor) of the table as life. Here is my first go 🙂 Life splinters  slowly like a…

The Trees are Green

A simple poem that hopefully doesn’t need too much explaining and hasn’t got a very deep meaning.- we all need breaks from those poems 🙂 The trees are green  the sky is blue  and there is nothing  I can  do about it. Birds fly  fish swim  and still there is nothing  I can do about…

Review- Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

I am currently going though Jonathan Safron Foer’s books and still have not decided if I actually like him. He seems like a poet trying to join all his poems together; yes they are beautiful, but there is no real structure. But maybe I like that, it goes against the normal book, where the first…

Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher “Coal Bunkers” 1974

Husband and wife photographers began taking images of old industrial sites in the 1950s, they described their subjects as “buildings were anonymity is accepted to be the style”, this seems an contradiction as anonymity can be seen as unremarkable. Therefore the buildings show a paradox where you question what is seen as interesting in the…

1st review- Hansel and Gretel witch hunters

Sorry it has taken so long, but I said I reviewed anything in site, and until now I have not. So here is the first one. Accidently watched this film in 3D, only realised when was given some glasses. Hansel and Gretel- I was expecting a dark comedy with aspects of Sleepy Hollow. And I was very…

He is not a bad person. He is a good person, alive in a bad time Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

New replacing the old

Update– so changed my blog design, trying this one. It feels western, like a cowboy should appear if you scrolled down. Or maybe Victorian times and Sherlock Holmes (I know he doesn’t exist) has solved a case, this is where the article on his success would have been written. Of course computers and internet didn’t exist- but imagination goes a long way. Comment…