Category Archives: Poetry

Poems To Live By: ‘Love (III)’

There is nothing like a satisfactory meal. The only thing which can possibly improve on it is a meal with people you love and value. Or, even greater, people who love and value you. The food, the drink, the pleasure … Continue reading

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Poems to Live by: ‘Broadcast’

Broadcast  Giant whispering and coughing from Vast Sunday-full and organ-frowned-on spaces Precede a sudden scuttle on the drum, ‘The Queen’, and huge resettling. Then begins A snivelling of the violins: I think of your face among all those faces, Beautiful … Continue reading

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Poems to Live By: ‘In my craft or sullen art’

In my craft or sullen art In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abed With all their griefs in their arms, I labour by singing light Not … Continue reading

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Poems to Live By: ‘Tomatoes’

There’s a certain irony to 24 hour news. It feels as if the more news we get, the less important it all seems. It certainly feels less real somehow. Whereas thirty years ago, a Michael Burke report seemed to move … Continue reading

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A Play For Today

To say that Owen Sheers and the National Theatre of Wales have some history would be an understatement.  Their last collaboration, The Passion, not only garnered rave reviews from critics, it also made a whole town a theatre, its people … Continue reading

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The most boring thing in the world

Someone I follow on Twitter recently posted a photograph of this: The evidence certainly seems to agree with Timberlake. You can’t go anywhere without something ‘entertaining’ your senses. Browse in any shop and there’s music being played, walk through a … Continue reading

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‘Lightning Beneath the Sea’ by Grahame Davies

Where better to start this blog than with a Welsh writer, with poetry and with an independent publisher. That should give you a taste of where my preferences lie. Grahame Davies is not your introspective Welshman. Despite contributing to Seren’s … Continue reading

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