Monthly Archives: March 2012


I was downloading some shots from my camera earlier and spotted several that were taken during my art group’s ‘Reflections’ exhibition in Newry City Library last Autumn. Since I haven’t put any artwork up here for ages, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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I was delighted to hear this morning that Dave Farrington, a writer who was a member of the same writing forum a couple of years ago, has just published an ebook. Dave’s novel Cured goes further than traditional zombie titles, providing a vision of … Continue reading

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Precious stones haiku for Semana Santa (Holy Week)

I have just discovered the editor of this journal commented on one of my haiku in his ‘precious stones’ thread, which was a lovely surprise. Sketchbook 7 I also seem to have adopted a new title – I am referred to … Continue reading

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‘Ode’ to a limpet!

Looks funny to see little old Warrenpoint among the more exotic locations of the poets in this issue of The Heron’s Nest! 🙂 The published poem was inspired by summers back in the seventies when I used to to spend the whole day on … Continue reading

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One step for mankind…

between the shell and seaweed strand lie ten thousand grains of sand This wee poem, ‘One step for mankind’ is featured on Every Day Poets this week. I wrote it in response to the above photo, an ‘everyday inspiration’ prompt on … Continue reading

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Two haiku

I was honoured to have two of my poems published in the latest issue of A Hundred Grouds, the quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga tanka and renku poetry. The first was inspired one evening during the winter, when I was on my own … Continue reading

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Much ado about haiku!

Well, yesterday was the last day of NaHaiWriMo (the little Japanese cousin of NaNoWriMo) which took place during the month of February. In 29 days, I managed to post the same haiku twice (yes, really – I don’t know how I did … Continue reading

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