Sound

November 19th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Evolution

November 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Lennon’s song, he writes “and the world will live as one”.  At first I misheard it as ‘the world will listen’.  Creative listening is a vital activity in a constantly changing world.  As well as listening to each other and external stimuli, we can create our own inner space, more conducive to receptivity.

Cycles

November 7th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In the early 1990s I began to write a book about human motivation.  I was largely working from a collection of books by an occupational psychologist, while I worked as a street sweeper in London, to keep fit during the day so I could devote my evenings to writing.  I got assaulted by one of my colleagues and another man broke my arm, so the job fell by the wayside and my book was called ‘United States of a Mind’, because I realised it is impossible to generalise.  This is just one mind.

Generalisation

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Perspective

October 30th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

 

Having got through the polystyrene, we can move on to Perspex.  Amazing what vision can do.

Is this John Lennon?  He was a man famous for his imagination and the photograph suggests the infinite variety of life he appealed to.   In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’, we are...

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Levels

October 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Sorting through polystyrene (Styrofoam) emails, I transferred a bunch of them to a folder, labelled ‘mindfulness’ and...

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Tendrils

October 18th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

My grape vine unwinds its own tendrils.  I planted it one wet June afternoon in a rainstorm intending to turn water into wine.  So far I still have not tried juicing the fruit, but the vine leaves provide a delicious accompaniment to my lentil stew.  There is nothing like wild vegetation to give my spirit a boost.  Around the pillars of a wrought iron fence, tendrils embrace rigidity; their hugging is a treble clef to the grating linearity they encounter in bar lines.  Tender is the fight...

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Pre-Islamic Poetry studied by Darren White

September 11th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

Al-Mutanabbi

It has been a struggle for me to find a decent poem I’d like to talk about in the group. Therefore I’d like to leave you with a link to perhaps the most known poem, including a very attractive YouTube animation of part of that poem:

https://youtu.be/O04oUcNXmdI

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Drama

July 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Reconciliation

February 16th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Using double and triple acrostics to restructure pain.

That was the first double acrostic poem of fourteen lines I wrote, but when autoimmunity...

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Storyonics

February 16th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »