Minpreself

Be mindful. Be in the moment. Live only in the present and  present yourself to the world. I present myself: a wonky mouth, a turned-in knee, a painful toe and a few grey hairs and I like it. And the books that surround me, piled up on desks, in tubs and in corners like what…

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  

Botanist Approaching Fifty

‘Flowers in Hartlepool’ by Jay Cool Do a project, the teacher said. You can choose the title. Spend some time, just with your friend, reading books and writing. We collected books, ’bout every flower, copied, coloured, outlined them. About each flower, I remember nothing – no name, no colour, no hue. But, if I could,…