Last Two Poems of 2017


escaping into the night garden I thought – Cassiopeia! hello stars! I said as on so many occasions in other night gardens far away in time & space and then it burst upon me: God stops right here – inside this bag of skin & ancient bone at the surface of my eyes at my […]

ON TYRANNY – Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century


I love the way the obscene word ‘TRUMP’ doesn’t appear once in Timothy Snyder’s book (Bodley Head 2017 ISBN 9781847924889) which is clearly directed that way. The ‘fascism’ that’s sweeping the whole world is entirely represented by the five letters and by anybody who associates with them – Mayhem in the UK, for instance. “Fascism?” […]