Monthly Archives: April 2011

Trains, ghosts and ghouls

Until 1941, when an air raid destroyed the special train line from Waterloo to Brookwood Cemetery, funeral parties would travel out of the city to the landscaped location in Surrey. I’ll let you decide whether the following story is fact or … Continue reading

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Friday Poetically with One Stop Poetry

Mirrored Lives? We mirrored each other move for move as we loaded our conveyors to the tills, with bread and cheese and frozen peas. My helper, happy but not too helpful lingered, watching, waiting. Hers, rocked like a boat without … Continue reading

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Lunching with the Dead

Today was a first for me; I lunched with the dead of an old London parish, St. Alban the Martyr Holborn. St. Alban was one of the areas they ran out of space to bury their inhabitants about 150 years … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry:OSW 43

Moon madness Tonight I drove into the moon; her magic drew me with such power just hanging there in blackened bower, I felt the madness all too soon. I sang a melancholic tune afraid she’d make me want to cower … Continue reading

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Wasting time?

It’s been one of those days when I got to the end and thought what have I been doing today? Clearing out some of those cupboards, boxes – you know the sort of thing, I discovered some old pictures and a … Continue reading

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Dandelion clock

Stitchwort stars thread through overgrown grass and shine amongst the bluebells. Dandelion clocks; orbs of perfect engineering, sit waiting for a gentle breeze, the brush of a heathland butterfly’s wing or a child’s delight at trying to tell the time … Continue reading

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Defining Moments

We seem to measure our lives by defining moments. I’d like to think the only defining moment that really counts is when a new person is conceived. Genes are transferred and dictate various basic things such as skin and hair colour, … Continue reading

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