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Six Poems for Remembrance Week (6) – Upon a Lifting Breeze

Tweet      Upon a Lifting Breeze I will soar Upon a lifting breeze In sunset’s fading light I shall find my ease Do not weep for me Nor regret my passing day My love lives on in you You now will find my way My spirit lives Within the gentle rain That slakes the […]

Six Poems for Remembrance week (5) Remembrance Day – Another kind of respect

Tweet      Remembrance Day Etched in unforgiving stone The Glorious Dead implacable stands alone washed in rain and bitter tears blood red poppies do not atone across the bitter years the sadness and the loss As each November nears we mourn our honoured dead with military pomp and easy prayers power privilege and marching […]

Six Poems for Remembrance week (4) Remembrance – Your Day

Tweet    Remembrance – Your Day This is my remembrance day no bands or marching men no pomp or circumstance just private cherished memory This is my thoughtful day when I think just of you your kindness and your love the comfort I could see In your eyes This is my day to miss you […]

Six Poems for Remembrance Week (3) Never Gone

Tweet    Native American – Indian – spiritual beliefs unlike say the Abrahamic religions, are spatial not temporal; communitarian not individualistic. This does not try to be an ‘Indian’ poem – that would be silly. But it does try to express a deep empathy towards the spirit of these ideas and the culture that struggles […]

Six Poems for Remembrance week (2) If There is no Eden

Tweet    For those without religious belief who gave their lives and those who mourn them.   If There Is No Eden If there is no Eden no paradise to be where shall rest the solace that sets our grieving free No hymns of praise console us still less serried bands the pomp and circumstance […]

Strictly Come Dancing – Sparklers for Bonfire Night: Lu bows out

Tweet      Strictly Come Dancing – Sparklers for Bonfire Night Imagine: the days before political correctness; one of those wonderful Technicolor, Looney Toons cartoon shorts. The setting is a bullring. Thousands of little cartoon Spaniards with wide open rounded mouths are baying for blood in the hot sun. Outside an impossibly fierce, impossibly large bull with […]

Six Poems for Remembrance week – (1) Eternity

Tweet    Eternity Eternity seen as endless time leaves life’s mystery untouched A sentence with no point a story with no end a journey with no arrival a life with no youth or age knowledge with no wisdom beauty with no rebirth and love without its deepest power of loss Death is part of the […]

George Harrison: Living in the Material World – Martin Scorcese

Tweet        George Harrison: Living in the Material World – Martin Scorcese Don’t, please don’t if you can possibly help it, watch this on Television or by extension, on DVD. If you can find a way, see it in a cinema on a full size screen. As it is on TV this coming weekend this […]

Potential of 3D – Respect the Frame

Tweet      Potential of  3D – Respect the Frame If the argument I have put forward in my review* is valid then the medium with the most to gain from 3D is not the cinema – but Television. Most immediate applications of the process will be in sport. Here the necessarily ‘point-and-shoot’ style of filming […]

BBC Young Apprentice – Corrupt and Corrupting (A personal view)

Tweet      BBC – The Young Apprentice The protesters camped outside St Pauls are trying to stimulate a debate about business and the framework of free market capitalism within which it operates. Whether you regard this as an issue of ethics, politics, economics, social equality and justice, or even a combination of them all, […]