Bank Holiday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #2

Hello peeps, I trust we have all been having a relaxed bank holiday getting ready for being thrown back into work tomorrow. I say this primarily to rub it in for my non-British readers who are all already back at the coalface.....this early bank holiday leaving them somewhat non-plussed to say the least. I know … Continue reading Bank Holiday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #2

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Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #9

Well here I am again right on the cusp of Sunday/Monday, laying down some suitably schizophrenic haiku. As for what day it is, well you can choose for yourselves depending on when you read it and where you are in the world. Maybe it's now, maybe it's tomorrow. Hell maybe it's 50 years in the … Continue reading Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #9

Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #7

Oh glorious weekend! It's amazing what a tiny bit of sunshine can do for the spirit, as we slip into springtime with wild abandon. The equinox seems to have unlocked the potency of the world and it is making it's mark on the earth like a lusty teenager. We all remember that feeling, just about. … Continue reading Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #7

Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #6

So I've spent pretty much the whole of this week endlessly writing and rewriting a piece  concerning the Brexit debacle. The problem has been that every time I got close everything changed again, goalposts endlessly shifting like some weird fairy glade. Seriously, Sisyphus has it easier, pushing a boulder is nothing compared to trying to … Continue reading Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #6

Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #5

"Even when you're feeling warm The temperature could drop away Like four seasons in one day" Crowded House Hey everyone, well it's been a while since I last chatted to y'all and I'm afraid I haven't been away finalising my first novel or doing anything of worth, I've just been kinda mooching about feeling lethargic. … Continue reading Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #5

Friday Haiku/Not Haiku #16

Hey y'all, it's Friday evening and the wind is whistling down the woodburner as the flames dance. It's a beautiful, discordant melody for me to try to transcribe some haiku from earlier today, whilst the rains drum down outside. In truth I would have written earlier, but the only things that kept popping into my … Continue reading Friday Haiku/Not Haiku #16

Zen & The Dark Side of the Moon

" And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear You shout and no one seems to hear. And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes I'll see you on the dark side of the moon."- Brain Damage - Pink Floyd Oh my Lord! Don't look now but I appear to have just quoted a Pink … Continue reading Zen & The Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #4

Well here we are again with me posting some haiku when I can grab a minute from my schedule. Things are going pretty full on around ole sleepy Suffolk at the moment but it's keeping me out of mischief (kinda, anyway). As you will be able to tell, I've been hit square in the face … Continue reading Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #4

Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #4

Hi everyone, let me start with an apology for the radio silence over the past couple of weeks. I am currently midway through the first month of an Ango period in my zen practice. What this means is that I am in full concentration mode (for want of a better phrase) towards by Buddhist study. … Continue reading Sunday Haiku/(Not) Haiku #4