and Men are from where was that again?

  I’m in the mood for a bit of poetry again and nothing else will suffice but another helping of John Cooper Clarke, the Salford Bard.  Everyone’s heard of the book Men are from Mars Women are from Venus, but Cooper Clarke would have us believe that he  married a monster from out of space – with hilarious results:) Continue reading “and Men are from where was that again?”

This Summers day

Glorious weather! and I’m off out in it! (because summers lease has all too short a date…) Beautiful poem by the master, Shakespeare just about sums today up;- Shall I compare thee to a summers day Sonnet 18 William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Continue reading “This Summers day”

Modigliani sculpture – fetches a fortune

Amedeo Modigliani is primarily known as a  painter. He is known to have produced about 27 pieces of sculpture though.  The latest piece to be sold is a 65cm sculpture, made of Limestone and called ‘Tete’ has snapped up at a Paris auction for a mere 43.2 Million! The sculpture was from the GastonLevy collection.  He acquired it in 1927.   TheContinue reading “Modigliani sculpture – fetches a fortune”

WB Yeats Sailing to Byzantium (I wish I was)

Everyone who reads this blog is aware of my latest ‘crush’ is on the poetry of Irish poet William Butler Yeats.  This is the latest poem I like of his.  There is some beautiful imagery in this poem, including the lines the salmon falls  – the mackeral crowded seas       and – an aged man isContinue reading “WB Yeats Sailing to Byzantium (I wish I was)”

Yeats remembers forgotten Beauty

  I’m really getting the poems of  Irish poet William Butler Yeats.   This is my latest favorite, along side a painting by his equally talented brother Jack Butler Yeats.  There is such wondrous imagery in Yeats poems –  ‘the jewelled crowns that kings have hurled in shadowy pool…..  ‘cloth’ and ‘murderous moth’:) a delight!  HeContinue reading “Yeats remembers forgotten Beauty”