November 17 2018 (Whitley Bay) A roadtrip at dawn. Long shadows of cactii & rocks. Sat in the passenger seat of a blue Lincoln, speeding across the desert. My legs are stretched out in the footwell. My boots are dusty. The dust from the road blows up & over the windscreen. Tuning in the … Continue reading dream diaries… 49
There aren't so many pirates at the pirate party. Mostly, it's just people at a party. Wayne, though, who I haven't seen since Tommy, me and him spent that week in Cornwall, is stood at the window, staring at the sea. He has a blackjoke, plastic pirate patch over one eye. It has a skull … Continue reading The Pirate Party.
In this window, dried driftwood burns on the beach. And in this window, camellia seed scents the sheets. And, in this window, silhouettes arc and cartwheel and leap. In this window, bells peal and the moth on the duvet counts sheep. They sense they are too far away to inhale all these … Continue reading Silhouettes.
Grid Reference: NT977272 The ascent of Humbleton to the Iron Age hillfort. The Battle of Humbleton September 14 1420. The sky is bigger, better, here. It settles in the treetops - sketches distant pencil lines from left to right. Such detail. Black-face sheep, blue numbered, vast & herded. Sheets of … Continue reading Five Miles of Wooler Common.
Cromarty, Forth, Dogger, Tyne, toward these fields, we incline, a-settle & give rise, beneath the tumbled sheets of sea. We upstream. We breathe, we climb. We endeavour, we aspire to a sky beyond this ladder.
Signposting you toward my favourite sites for November. Props to the 5 tops/recommended sites to visit/check/ this month... https://william-michaelian.com ... high-end prose poetry. https://blackwings666.wordpress.com ... daily classic horror film/rock n roll reviews. Lots of ace going off here! https://fictionalmachines.com ... photography, high-art perceptionwork, poetry. https://brianlageose.blog ... hollywood/bonnywood manor! deconstructed classic movie humour, sarcasm, fiction ... … Continue reading Five Top November Blogs To Check.