Tag Archives: HISTORY

THE WRITING PROCESS

‘The Day I Redrew Myself in Mine Own Eyes’ – an Essay .. I am a writer. I am concerned only with the writing experience. First and foremost I am not unduly worried about how you, the reader, may respond. … Continue reading

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WAVES

  WAVES Countless, phosphorous, rushing and over the smooth stones, they fall Overlapping earth boundaries wearing at the harsh edge of form Gathering, shaping, smoothing destinies, times mementos Here they lift, there they fail each one a measured throw a … Continue reading

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CHRYSALID

CHRYSALID … The open wound healed and the taut, pale skin grew faintly over Foreign fingers still felt for that awkward pain like a summer lover Quiet amateurs, just sad explorers who never quite reach above Likened to madmen who … Continue reading

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LEAVING .. .

Introduction: I wrote this piece in 1990 to describe the feeling that everything is moving away from us, everything is in retreat. The ‘Expanding Universe’ or at least the theory of  ‘Blue Shift’ indicates that at least by stealth everything is in retreat. … Continue reading

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REJECTION

Rejection .. .. That bad winter when the snow was piled high was the first shot It ricocheted on ice leaving a double echo hanging in the frozen air as it slid, an arctic sidewinder, the full length of a tortured … Continue reading

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JESSICA MADLALA

Jessica Madlala *** I never had cause to doubt her Her smile could open gates Dress crabs, light fires and keep me warm at night She smelled of sandalwood it seemed to me Certainly some natural spice, warm and tasty It … Continue reading

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LAYMAN’S LIMERICK (AN ECONOMIC PROPHECY)

Generous discounts flourish The economy may boom Extremists always prophesy doom Depressives, cynics, skeptics see only gloom Our safe-house is threatened Our well-heeled, well-oiled world is leaking We cry out for the vision ‘future-prophets’ have seen Long before a popular … Continue reading

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