Category Archives: Poetry

Home Made PhD Project​ 8 Arena, Remember The Good Stuff, Don’t Go Near The Bad Stuff, Fall in Love With One’s​ Own Singing

The Easter break is over, the trip to Italy is over, the wedding is over, the Beryl Burton play is over and now its back to work for this home-made part-time student. The new video came from a dream, doesn’t everything … Continue reading

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Ponds, Poems, Pints, Patios, and​ Presumably Summer; Shelters, Sounds, ​Slipstreams For The Forgetful Memories.

The pond project grows bigger by the day. The decking, the fences, and the walls have all had the Karcher treatment. Andrew treated himself to a haircut after his sterling work on Thursday. The next step is to trim the liner … Continue reading

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Out Of Step, Being Aware Of Being Aware, Peaceful, Be Calm Be Happy, Aircraft Overhead, Soon We Will Be Elsewhere​, Branch Lines To The Silence.

We were asked the question, by our meditation teacher: Had we had any special moments whilst she had been away? As usual, I was not quick enough off the mark to remember the time of writing my poem, which became … Continue reading

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Home-Made PhD Project 7: Weekend, Playing With Memory From A Distance, Turtledoveland Takes Off The Edges And Provides The Vague With Fade

It was three and a half years ago that my son Joseph and his girlfriend Marija’s visit to see us for the weekend led to a video being made using Turtledoveland. Now, for project 7, I adapt a poem from the … Continue reading

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Moggs Eye Meditation, Project 6 More Than A Shell Type 3 Video-Poetry, Plus A Short Break At Honey House, Bidlake Mill, In Devon

The Plum Village UK Online Meditation Course Be Calm Be Happy provided the inspiration for my first attempt at Type 3 video-poetry, where the imagery comes first. I had seen the photographs from Moggs Eye whilst searching for something quite … Continue reading

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Flickr Flickers, And Thus Helps Me Create Project 5 Parallel Histories, Every Cloud, So They Say, Does Have A Silver Lining – I Am Becoming To Be A Believer.

My old Flickr account is not accessible to post new photographs to, it does though let me see photographs from between 5 and 12 years ago, which thanks to the Monday Morning Writer’s Cafe became the theme for Project 5 … Continue reading

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John O’Donohues call for Wild Soul Prayer, Home-Made PhD Project 4 Wild Soul, Peaceful.

A good while ago I wrote a few poems which I thought were prayers, not that back then, or now, was I a religious person. Those prayers I thought to encourage my contemplation, to be quieter more settling words. But … Continue reading

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