Hopefully, more people will be aware of Cambridge analytica…sorry the British Government’s attempts to mine our medical data with little notice …GD Data – Opt Out options
Here are this months reads 🙂 For LBC Horsforth - Mindf*ck by Christopher Wylie 9th JuneZoom call7:30pm For LBC White Swan - Boy Parts by Eliza Clark 13th JuneZoom call6:00pm (not 6:30pm - an error I made last month resulting in my being 15 minutes late to my own book club :D) Mindf*ck Blurb What … Continue reading Our June Reads
How troublesome is day! It calls us from our sleep away; It bids us from our pleasant dreams awake, And sends us forth to keep or break Our promises to pay. How troublesome is day!
For my birthday this year, a friend sent me this book as an alternative to a card. Collated by Jackie Kay, this book is dedicated to Felix, a young man (boy) who ended his life at 17 as a result of bullying. Each poem covers a different aspect of kindness with the fundamental theme threaded … Continue reading 10 Poems for Kindness
Michael Sheen recites Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ as part of the reopening of the National Theatre. https://youtu.be/w-sM-t1KI_Y #BackOnStage
Ivor Gurney’s writings from an asylum were ignored. But a new study reveals their genius — Read on amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/silenced-voice-ivor-gurney-great-war-poet This is going to be fascinating!
I have been trying to track down a copy of Revival, An Anthology of African Poetry, edited by Dick Dawson with no luck. However, a journal article did remind me of this anonymous poem. Drat you, Mosquito Drat you, mosquitoI'm after your bloodOR,(should I say?) MineI wish you wouldWhine and dine elsewhereAnd even more do … Continue reading School Days Over – Drat you Mosquito
The Patriarchs – An Elegy The weather in the window this morningis snow, unseasonal singular flakes,a slow winter’s final shiver. On such an occasionto presume to eulogise one man is to pipe upfor a whole generation – that crew whose survivalwas always the stuff of minor miracle,who came ashore in orange-crate coracles,fought ingenious wars, finagled … Continue reading POEM – Simon Armitage – Elegy for Prince Philip
Spotted on Twitter with no source. But it’s marvellous! Beckett - I can’t go on Mrs Doyle - ah, go on Beckett - I’ll go on
“I feel like I should clean the house so I’m going to sit and read until the feeling passes” Thanks Mum!