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The Power of Stupid

“The Power of Stupid” Have you seen the latest? Shocking! she says, lifting a copy of the Daily Mail, that collection of British fairytales from the fifties, when darkies knew their place. Did you see that old sod Junckers, saying … Continue reading

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Man In The Moon – Draft 3

The latest version of my sonnet on the moon.  In my previous version I identified rhythmic problems to do with the shift from iambic pentameter to trochaic pentameter in the second quatrain.  It meant the loss of a syllable at … Continue reading

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Man In The Moon – Draft 2

Well, that didn’t take long before I rewrote it.  Here we go again: Man In The Moon “When priests in ancient times beheld the moon they conjured up a man hunched with a pack. Astronomers spied seas that would maroon … Continue reading

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“I Bought A Long Case Clock” – A Sonnet

A couple of years ago I got thinking about the grandfather clock I had picked up at an auction for not too much money.  It was a beautiful thing; built around 1820, slender and delicate, with the most gentle sound … Continue reading

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