Hello, Tree

“You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let's give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.” ― Bob Ross As part of my recent writing course, we were asked to write a letter to a piece of furniture, give it a voice, let it respond. I wasn't feeling…

Tanka! Two!

Here is another tanka poem I wrote recently. If you read my previous post on my tanka poetry, you'll see I'm starting to love tanka poetry!!! The Ice Queen Cometh Lao screams at my screamHe does not see what I seeBehind him! She's there!Touching him! Breathing evil!Lao falls, she's won, he's ice now

My Tanka Poem

A tanka poem is a Japanese poem. It is made up of 5 lines with varying syllables for each line. Traditionally they are about seasons or weather but also about feelings. I had to write a couple as part of my new writing course and I fell in love with writing them. Perhaps it is…

Is it ok to be Christmas-selfish?

“My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.”Les Dawson It’s creeping up again: that final month of the year when we round up our families like sheep in a pen. Expectations are high as we arrange for mothers…

Insomnia

“Hello darkness, my old friendI've come to talk with you again.” ― Paul Simon 2am. 3am. 4.30am. 6am already. You know that feeling don’t you? Laying in bed, watching the shadows of occasional night time traffic sliding and glowing across your ceiling like a Hitchcock film. The tension heavy in the black shroud around you. Or laying…

The Big Smoke

I recently had to complete an exercise as part of my writing course. After imagining there was a fire in my house and thinking about what I would grab, after my son and my cat I would grab this......... It’s probably quite wrong to keep your father in a box, in your shed. But that’s…

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