Sometimes when I’m commissioned to write a poem, it’s a mixed blessing. Poetry isn’t copywriting; if you can’t believe in the thing you’re writing about, it will sound fake. In poetry … Continue reading
If you had to choose one artefact from your old house as a memento for your new one, what would it be?
‘Can you write a half-hour ‘docupoem’ about your life on the canals?’ said Mair Bosworth, the BBC producer. Yes, I thought. Of course I can. Piece of cake. Easy.
Reader, it wasn’t easy.
As Socrates so nearly said, the unexamined handbag is not worth carrying.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Or as we know it in our family, Simon’s birthday. Or as you may call it, the Festival of Unusually Expensive Flowers.
Light a candle, light a fire and read these two Nocturnes to brighten the evening.