Haiku: Sacred & Profane

  1 Dawn is drably grey, October mist shrouding all. Still, the long night ends. 2 Soft autumn colours In the long evening of life. A voice sings of peace. 3 Sunlit sacred space, Tranquil haven for bruised souls. A healing silence. 4 Night winds infiltrate My dreams, shake them to the roots. A window... Continue Reading →


Mental Anguish: Ancient & Modern

There exists a tribe of angry militant atheists (AMA's) who appear to regard the sacred scriptures of the world as a kind of extended true/false quiz. By which I mean that they assume that if a proposition or story contained within the texts cannot be proved as certain, in the same way that one can... Continue Reading →

Manchester: This Is The Place

And these hard times again, in these streets of our city, but we won’t take defeat and we don’t want your pity. Because this is a place where we stand strong together, with a smile on our face, greater Manchester forever. (This Is The Place by Tony Walsh) Less than a day after dozens of... Continue Reading →

The Structures-A Poem

We chanced upon them In the early morning. One lay, crazily tilted, At an impossible angle. The others, white and upright Stood in their curved straightness.   Above us broken blades thrummed Struck by constant sea-breeze buffets. Why, we asked, did they- Our long dead forebears- Why did they build these things Here in the... Continue Reading →

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