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”

Health Fanatic (in spirit)

I’m toying with the idea of getting healthier.  Notice, I say ‘toying’ with the ‘idea.  Too much time sat at the computer I think.   Well I am going to have a bit of a shake up soon (1st July to be exact).  On that day I shall have kept to my resolution to blog everyContinue reading “Health Fanatic (in spirit)”

Welcome the Solstice!

It’s the Summer Solstice today – Midsummers day, the longest day of the year.  The word solstice comes from the Latin sol sistere, which means ‘sun stand still’ which it does when the sun reaches its furthermost point away from the equator.    It should be a day filled with light, celebrations and joy as the ancients celebrated it,Continue reading “Welcome the Solstice!”

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”

John Cooper Clarke – aint got time to make no apology

I love this urban poet .  This man is so damn witty,  some of the words he rhymes are indescribable and perhaps I’ve chosen the wrong poem to illustrate this – but take your pick of his poems on YouTube there are lots of them.  There are lots more of his poems better than this one butContinue reading “John Cooper Clarke – aint got time to make no apology”

Uncovered and discovered: Maya Angelou

I came across this poet the other day and was very touched and moved by this beautiful poetry.  Maya Angelou (born 1928 USA).  She has been called ‘America’s most visible autobiographer.  She wrote this poem in 1965 and I think it’s as relevent today to our human situation and the things we take for granted – things we thinkContinue reading “Uncovered and discovered: Maya Angelou”