I have been busy


…reading the many and varied books in my ‘To Be Read’ shelves. The latest one is an edited version of Leo Tolstoy’s marvelous anti-war Sevastopol Sketches which I see I bought in 1974! All books yield up something worth recording and, apart from Tolstoy’s incisive anti-war rhetoric, this one gave me a ‘Found Haibun’. A […]

Edward Thomas


Back in the summer of 2018, I found myself offering some guidance to my grandson who, for his A Level studies, was then in the business of making a literary comparison between The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane and Edward Thomas’ The South Country. A lovely hard-back copy of the latter had been on my […]

One Hundred Haiku (August 2014 – February 2015)


sometimes wishing that God was real – this temple to the spirit (St Peter’s Colchester) * the light through the arched window green as the tree outside * digging deep to find the roots of summer bonfires * thrice starting to tell his life story – three times they return to theirs * four ceramic […]