The Bell Jar

"She lives the poetry she cannot write" – Wilde

And she’s off!

Dear reader, I wouldn’t want you to think I was slacking. However, I am off to Barcelona tomorrow and if I have the time or opportunity to post on my blog, … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Water on the brain

In my former life I was a professional archaeologist – for eighteen years. Yes I know, I don’t look old enough. My specialism was industrial archaeology – coal mines and … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Strong hearts, run free

Ahoy me hearties. This is record-breakingly close to the wire – posting five minutes before midnight! I have had, dear chums, a day so crammed with meetings and so forth … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Actions speak louder

Yesterday I made no contribution to NaPoWriMo. Today I’m back with a terrifying new energy. There are three reasons for this. The first is that I spent last night in … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Recycling is good, right?

Well folks, I did serve my time on NaPoWriMo today but the result was nothing to blog home about. So instead, I’m going to file it under ‘time not wasted, … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

It is not enough to succeed: a friend must fail

Yes, alright, this is another cheat. I am easing myself into NaPoWriMo with a recent poem, not written specifically for the challenge but (in my defence) finished only last week … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

NaPoWriMo. MuWe?

Yes, we must. It is National Poetry Writing Month and like a sucker, I have signed up again. Yes, I know it isn’t our nation, and it’s gimmicky, and it … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment
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