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?”
I came across ‘Slam’ poetry the other day and was curious about the word ‘Slam’ and how it related to poetry. According to Wiki, a poetry Slam is a competition where people recite their own work and are judged by a set of chosen judges. The work is usually political and topical and quite fast. TaylorContinue reading “Poetry Slamming”
It’s not a sunny day, but it is warm. As usually on these humid days, I am off out of the place for a bit of exercise. I thought we would have a bit of poetry and for some reason or other the old Robbie Burns came to mind. I do love his poetry, butContinue reading “A mouse springs to mind”
Here’s my poetry contribution for the ‘Freeflowing poetry challenge’. It’s over on my other blog ‘Bookstains’. I hope you enjoy it and join in! An excellent idea of from the Artroadshow!
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”
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”
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)”
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”