Category Archives: Poetry

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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Home-Made PhD Poetry + Video Poetry – Project 3 Embedding The Silence, Photographs, Photographs, Photographs, Captions, Captions, Captions, Crashes, Crashes, Crashes.

So I updated the licences for the software, such that photographs could be manipulated, and videos could be created. And it’s true for the first two projects of the Home-Made PhD things went sort of ok. But, and this ought … Continue reading

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Home-Made PhD, Plum Village (UK) Be Calm Be Happy Online Meditation Course, Branch Lines To The Silence.

I dug out the notes from my 2007 PhD proposal. How pompous was I, no wonder I wasn’t selected. My 2019 aim is not to intellectualise video-poetry, nor in any way to try to justify it. My objective is to … Continue reading

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