Uncork that wine and let’s enjoy some puns.

Western Cork’s  relaxed in winter sun
Unexpected pleasure , though desired
Uncork that wine and let’s enjoy some puns.

No-one  thinks the Irish  need their fun
We may  need to have  our brains rewired
Western Cork’s pole-axed by winter sun

Now everyone has reason to be glum
Sunny days   yet evenings  dark as mires
Uncork the wine and let’s  thwack our own bums

We like drinking when we’re  feeling glum
Spare not  the  whiskey ,hail oh Lanarkshire!
Western folk  write cheques in winter sun

When I get undressed, my lover’s stunned.
My  generous body to eros aspires
Uncork the wine and squeeze  me juicy plum

I have no kernel ,nut, nor night attire
I  studied numbers infinite in desire.
Western Cork  can prove  dough in mid-June
Uncork the wine and let it make us dumb.





A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.      

Maori (on anger)

A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Anger is a short madness.      

Horace (65-8 BC)

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.      

English (on anger)

Anger is one letter short of danger.      

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Clouds gather before a storm.      


Don’t get your back up.      


Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.      

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.      

German Proverb

Hard words break no bones.      


If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.      

Chinese Proverb

If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.      

Korean (on anger)

Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.      

Tagalog (Filipino) (on anger)

Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd take warning.      


The anger of the prudent never shows.      

Burmese (on anger)

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.      


If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?     

Sydney J. Harris

He who angers you conquers you.     

Elizabeth Kenny

Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.     

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.     

Eckhart Tolle

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.     

Baptist Beacon

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.     

Maya Angelou

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.     

Ambrose Bierce

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.     

William Arthur Ward

Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.     

Bohdi Sanders

Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.     

Mitch Albom

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.     

Benjamin Franklin

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.     

Bruce Lee

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.     

Indira Gandhi





Does our belief make any God exist?
Do those bombs make our minds resist?
The evidence is nebulous
The Bishop is incredulous.
Yet in his job he will, no doubt, persist.

Six million dead gypsies and Jews
Did not cause him to question his views.
But he once lived in Paris
And so he is harassed
By the recent and ominous news.

In a similar fashion might I say,
God doesn’t exist ,though I prayed.
My husband has died
And my aunties beside.
ISo my thoughts about God are well,grave.

If God does exist ,he is there
Regardless of how I now fare.
As far as the nebulae are
Further is he by far.
But to say he is dead,I don’t dare.

The crisis of language project

This is very interesting.





“Americans no longer know how to talk to each other. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the novelist George Saunders explained that we had become “two separate ideological countries … speaking different languages,” while journalist Nathan Heller lamented the “collapse of public discourse.” This sounded bad enough, but when we heard Kanye West describe Donald Trump’s speaking style as “very futuristic,” we knew we could no longer stand idly by. We hope you will join us in “The Crisis of Language Project,” a new initiative to restore the possibility of communication in our beleaguered republic.”

Writing from the heart



Writing from the heart: 10 suggestions



  1. Protect that effort you have made to see and feel things in a positive way. Unconstructive criticism, anger, and jealousy can thwart our inspiration and prevent us writing from the heart, whether they come from ourselves or from other people. Try to avoid encountering these negative forces. If you cannot avoid them, try not to pay attention to them.

By our love and work

rI find  words ending in ion  hard to use in metre and thyme

Are we  called to our vocation
A calling to a  richness  green and flowered
Yet context’s needed for    gestation
In  writing  true not imitation
We  are seeking our vocation
With spirit we must make relation
That native  genius  develps  becomes ours
Helps reach those  unknown destinations
We each   create our own vocation
By    love and work in   combination

Imagery in poetry



Imagery Definition

Imagery means to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.

Usually it is thought that imagery makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds. The word imagery is associated with mental pictures. However, this idea is but partially correct. Imagery, to be realistic, turns out to be more complex than just a picture. Read the following examples of imagery carefully:

  • It was dark and dim in the forest. – The words “dark” and “dim” are visual images.
  • The children were screaming and shouting in the fields. – “Screaming” and “shouting” appeal to our sense of hearing or auditory sense.
  • He whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee. – “whiff” and “aroma” evoke our sense of smell or olfactory sense.
  • The girl ran her hands on a soft satin fabric. – The idea of “soft” in this example appeals to our sense of touch or tactile sense.
  • The fresh and juicy orange is very cold and sweet. – “ juicy” and “sweet” when associated with oranges have an effect on our sense of taste or gustatory sense.

Imagery needs the aid of figures of speech like simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia etc. in order to appeal to the bodily senses. Let us analyze how famous poets and writers use imagery in literature.


Like coloured visions of the ocean bed


Thought, the vision of the inner eye,
Peers behind the mask of mundane view
A choosing of the best of what comes by
Not the monsters on the Daily News

Thought to me is vision without words;
Needs silent presentation  and review.
The words  translate the images  that surge
Then fall back to the ocean where they grew.

Like coloured visions of the  deep sea bed
Where fishes  reel and dance, where life is new.
What we  mean  with difficulty’s said
Yet evocation  summons  it to view.

Let my  words evoke my love  of you;
And answer me with many   kisses new.

Angels stored his stolen braces

Marry with taste or depend upon  treasure
None so kind as those who will not  be.
There’s many a blue word spoken  unblessed
I never said to you that I am seeding.
Oh flood sweet maze,and let who will have weather.
He was  just bad  luck in  the doldrums
To see or not to see,that is so testing.
How can we knit the entire  purled?
Don’t receive me or my woe.
Angels stored his stolen braces