The Hidden Life of Trees: Book Review

Disclaimer: This review contains an Amazon image link to the associated book. Should you choose to make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Just finished worming my way through the maze of hidden wonders that constitutes Peter Wohlleben’s bestseller: The Hidden Life of Trees. It’s take me some…

Quantum Coupling: A Short Story

Disclaimer: The images at the foot of this post link to Amazon. Should you choose to make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. She’s angry. Angry with herself and angry with her mother. Angry with the trees that are her home – her family. Penknife in hand, Roots…

Resignation: A Something Poem

The stew being stagnant, I swim to the edge of the pot, reach up to rim and pull myself                                                     out. The others, resigned to the stupor, stay. Copyright owned by…

Spectacle: A Something Poem

  Is wearing spectacles a sign that the wearer is a watcher; an observer of all things sporty and sporting? Or does one, when donning specs, become the sport, no longer a human being, but an entertainment, an energising figment of an overactive imagination?   Copyright of poem owned by Jay Cool, June 2019  …

Volition: A Savvy Poem

  Being volatile, my spark evolves into a raging bonfire – flames, red-hot and amber, against bubbles of calming green.  

The Devolution of Man: As women have evolved, have men devolved?

  Pleased to be notified of a new follower, and knowing that ‘one good turn deserves another’, I, in turn, click through to the good man’s website. The first post I come across offers words of profound advice to errant women. In summary: Women should take a look at themselves in the mirror, the author instructs,…

Getting Out of The Day Job 37: Lippy

  Saturdays are, of course, fab; it being, for the majority of humans, the day after the workday of Friday. But how does the elation last for before we all start to become preoccupied with the fact that Sunday is looming? And, for how many of us, is Sunday (far from being a day of…

Getting Out of The Day Job 36: Love Is Land

What is love, if not that feeling of elation experienced when one pauses and notices; notices, the contrasting colours in the land where we stand?   The flowers in our hedgerows: The leaves at our feet: The homes of our little folks: And even the scars on our trees. Love is where love is –…

Vestibule: A Savvy Poem

  Making my entrance, I felt proud. I was in a trance, to be fair – a daydream! A dream in which I felt appreciated, a dream in which the face that looked like mine had a purpose.   When the enchantment ended, I was loud. to be fair, then I was disturbed and –…

Rufescent: A Cool-Red Poem

    Confronted – a crook of a man too cool to be constant, all cooked up inside, and lacking a conscience – colours.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, June 2019       Image by Klaus Hausmann from Pixabay