Category Archives: Thinkings and poems

The King’s Head!

You’re looking well, the doctor said ironically as I stumbled into his office Don’t mention it,I replied,It’all Greek to me Are you drunk, he said solicituously No and I am not a tart either,I lied truthfully What a pity,I fancy … Continue reading

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What a load of old tropes

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/94634/what-is-a-trope-and-how-does-it-differ-from-a-metaphor Extract Metaphor is only one kind of trope. Trope is any rhetorical technique that describes something in non-literal ways. For example, metonymy is a technique where one word is replaced with a phrase that is related but is literally different, such as “the law” … Continue reading

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Some shelled shore

Walking to the bus stop from our door We fell into a subtle harmony  Like little children   dawdling  on the shore No haste, no chiding, wanting nothing more Like swimming in a balmy pale blue sea Or walking to the … Continue reading

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Quivering in the meadows of the heart

We saw the cows at Easter freed from barn We were on a hill beside our lane   They were running in the meadow’s  fresh green charm Renting a small cottage on a farm Dorset  has its literary fame We saw … Continue reading

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The unthought known

by Katherine There is a very strange concept now in psychoanalysis called ” the unthought known”, I think it refers to something in the patient which they experienced and so know but they had not then learned words ,so if it was … Continue reading

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The churchbells shuddered

When God came down , the rivers overflowed Great trees were floating ,angled and exposed The houses broke up like a loaf to crumbs The hearts of humans  trembled  till they hummed The winds deceived, the gusts unmeasured stung The … Continue reading

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When God came down

We may know what’s right and still do wrong Greed and envy run our inner world Like a crazed drunk bee we like to sting Even as the blackbird is in song The darkness of the heart will on it … Continue reading

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Your sacred smile

Embraced entire , your sacred smile held me Until we both were one deep in our souls As still as a white dove held tenderly For a little time so warm and free As if your smile contained me, made … Continue reading

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Take your love and in your arms enfold.

Did anyone believe blind rage expressed Could benefit the agent without harm? Did anyone read Freud and then digest? Feelings need the heat of blacksmith’s fires Held inside until they find their form An image worthy of our right desire … Continue reading

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The hidden workings

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/nov/29/nick-laird-poetry-religion EXTRACT:   Though an atheist – in that I believe we’re here only by happy accident – my sensibility is religious. I like ritual and heightened states. I like mind-altering drugs. I believe in invisible forces – radioactivity, magnetism, … Continue reading

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On a poem by Sylvia Plath about her baby son

Posted on July 28, 2017by Katherine Photo by Mike Flemming 2017 copyright     https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/143643/sylvia-plath-nick-and-the-candlestick   “In “Nick and the Candlestick,” a woman walks through a dark house toward her sleeping infant, and this ordinary action becomes fused with a metaphoric descent … Continue reading

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Where are men when I need buttered bread?

I broke three back teeth while in my bed I  prefer to love  but where’s my choice? What nonsense am I chewing in my head? I  once had a husband,but he’s dead Now and then I seem to hear his … Continue reading

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