Serious Book – The Narrow Road …

‘A happy man has no past, while an unhappy man has nothing else.’ (Flanagan, p.3) Read this book a couple of years ago, and been haunted by it ever since! Richard Flanagan‘s novel,  ‘The Narrow Road To The Deep North’ is a story of doomed love; a story which left me feeling as frustrated with the actions,…

Silly Poem – Simpatico

Disclaimer: The image in this post features a product available on Amazon, for which I am not on commission.   Is to be liked agreeable? Is it not more better to be an aggregate of mismatched pieces, all held together by a skin of difference?   Marmite, liked by some and hated by others, is…

36: Love Is

What is love, if not that feeling of elation experienced is one heeds the ‘stop’ sign for a moment (or lots of moments) 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…

Audacious

‘Books’ image courtesy of Pixabay.com You need to start thinking, my good husband said. You must make a plan; you must think ahead! All of those books that you know you possess The kids will not want them – they’ll just make a mess! I realise he’s right, and I do start to think. How…

Love is a Bin

‘Wetherlite in Prado’ by Jay Cool Love is a Bin [A tribute to a lonely-green bin, viewed from a Prado window.] A green bin, super-sized, groans, as old lady swishes by in electric chair; wheels loving the rain. And old man, on pavement over, wheeled and water-eeled – follows on – unknowing, taking over. Green…

The Errant Poet

Image from Pixabay.com (Creative Commons) Composed in an inspiring Prado Lounge Café Bar. To rhyme or forego? To love or to not? Does the poet who woos count syllables like lovers? Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2018  

Hands

‘Handshake’ courtesy of Pixabay.com (Creative Commons) Take my hand in your hand. Hold it. Clasp it. Love it. Accept me. Love me. And be. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2018