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"Justice Has Been Served" by Zettel Word Count: 231
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14 May 2011

`I` by Zettel Word Count: 228
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Never quite sure about these efforts at 'philosophical' poetry. As ever, this owes much to Wittgenstein. 
8 Nov 2007

`I` by Zettel Word Count: 234
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18 May 2014

12th of November by Zettel Word Count: 160
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Next Day thoughts on Remembrance Day which always moves and troubles me in equal measure 
15 Nov 2012

A Cross Schtick by Zettel Word Count: 66
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15 Apr 2005

A Goth Valentine by Zettel Word Count: 44
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Affectionately 
12 Feb 2005

A Scanner Darkly - Review and Analysis by Zettel Word Count: 1938
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10 Sep 2006

A Sense of Tragedy by Zettel Word Count: 149
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See below 
19 Jul 2005

A Sense of Tragedy by Zettel Word Count: 149
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I wrote this after the 7/7 bombings in London. It still sums up my feelings on this very dark day 
14 Nov 2015

A Sense of Tragedy by Zettel Word Count: 149
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I wanted to post something to recognise at least the tragedy of Manchester. The new poem, as you have rightly shown isn't really up to it. This earlier poem seems more appropriate. It needs no further comment. 
31 May 2017

About Schmidt - the real story by Zettel Word Count: 893
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An alternative Review 
15 Jul 2004

After Bush by Zettel Word Count: 228
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I guess in politically motivated poetry content and ideas will always dominate form. But worth a try I think. 
29 Jun 2008

After Wittgenstein - In The Beginning Was The Deed by Zettel Word Count: 502
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Not sure if this will make much sense - experimental: to see whether there is any resonance for non-academic philosophers. 
4 Oct 2013

Age by Zettel Word Count: 362
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Not sure I always live up to my own poem. But it's the thought that counts - right? 
13 Aug 2009

Ain`tGonnaDoWhatYouTellMeBlues by Zettel Word Count: 216
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A bit of fun 
10 Mar 2005

Alien Nation by Zettel Word Count: 1441
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31 Jan 2005

American Cry - The Day America Died by Zettel Word Count: 1081
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With apologies to Don Maclean 
20 Jan 2017

An Eternal Day by Zettel Word Count: 77
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Another one in the collection 
12 Apr 2007

And So My Son by Zettel Word Count: 354
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Tongue at least half in cheek......... 
26 Aug 2007

Another Spring by Zettel Word Count: 56
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Nothing specific - just a melancholic wet April day. 
25 Apr 2014

Another Spring by Zettel Word Count: 206
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20 Mar 2017

At The Till by Zettel Word Count: 102
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10 Dec 2007

Autumn Sunset by Zettel Word Count: 31
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5 Aug 2007

Autumn Sunset by Zettel Word Count: 31
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11 Aug 2007

Beating About the Bush by Zettel Word Count: 1311
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Laura and GW Bush at home. 
5 Aug 2004

Beauty by Zettel Word Count: 19
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25 Oct 2007

Beeston Hill by Zettel Word Count: 174
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Sheringham Norfolk 
9 Oct 2012

Before It Is Too Late by Zettel Word Count: 277
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3 Dec 2004

Before The Void by Zettel Word Count: 83
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I have limited internet access for the moment. 
29 Apr 2005

Blind Date - Final by Zettel Word Count: 6578
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Final version. Edited in line with your many helpful comments. 
22 Aug 2005

Blood by Zettel Word Count: 157
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16 May 2005

Blood of Chieftans by Zettel Word Count: 463
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Met a herione of mine this week. (Dr) Buffy Sainte Marie: native american activist, singer/songwriter - 'Universal Soldier' 'Up Where We Belong', 'Until It's Time For You To Go' etc. 
5 Aug 2009

Britishness by Zettel Word Count: 432
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A re-jig. Some additions. And structure. 
6 Sep 2006

Brothers In Arms by Zettel Word Count: 339
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Probably too ambitious. It just sort of grew. 
3 Jan 2016

Buffy by Zettel Word Count: 220
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We meet few truly inspirational people, This is one. If you wish to know more Google Buffy Sainte Marie 
8 Aug 2012

Buffy Sainte-Marie - New York 17th/18th June 2007 by Zettel Word Count: 1914
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There is no category under reviews for this and anyway for reasons I hope will be clear from the piece this extraordinary artist uses her work to further her activism and struggle for justice for her First Nation people. 
22 Jul 2007

Bushwhacked by Zettel Word Count: 1196
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Couldn't resist having my pot shot 
25 Jul 2004

By The Book by Zettel Word Count: 87
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27 Dec 2015

Childhood Words by Zettel Word Count: 113
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A slight piece of Grandfatherly musing 
12 Dec 2017

City of Blues by Zettel Word Count: 191
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6 Sep 2005

Consciouness by Zettel Word Count: 39
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21 Jul 2017

Cueless by Zettel Word Count: 97
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I know what I'm trying to do with this but I'm not sure if it comes over. 
19 Apr 2005

Daddy by Zettel Word Count: 167
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Nice 14th June 2016 
15 Jul 2016

Depression by Zettel Word Count: 127
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17 Oct 2004

Dialogues With God (1) by Zettel Word Count: 2013
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12 Oct 2004

Dialogues With God (2) by Zettel Word Count: 2430
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21 Dec 2004

DOMINION by Zettel Word Count: 157
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30 Jun 2015

Donald Doggerel by Zettel Word Count: 115
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8 Nov 2016

En Passant by Zettel Word Count: 81
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Prompted by Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy 
26 Jun 2005

Eternity by Zettel Word Count: 56
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20 Oct 2007

Facing Up to Obversity by Zettel Word Count: 597
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see below 
9 Jul 2005

Fashion by Zettel Word Count: 148
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Initially prompted by a movie - The Devil Wears Prada - then it just kept getting darker. 
10 Oct 2006

Fathers and Sons by Zettel Word Count: 185
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26 Oct 2004

Film Review - Kill Bill (1) by Zettel Word Count: 885
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One of the 3 practice journalistic genres used to improve general writing 
1 Jul 2004

Flirting by Zettel Word Count: 1283
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2 Oct 2004

For 11th September 2011 by Zettel Word Count: 168
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11 Sep 2011

For Poppy by Zettel Word Count: 120
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On the birth of a first grandchild  
4 Mar 2015

Forever Spring by Zettel Word Count: 113
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Prompted by the tragic unexpected death of very young teenager from natural causes. Most poems for me start with a single image idea. 
11 May 2016

Forum discussion on the film Good Night and Good Luck by Zettel Word Count: 1610
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Political Issues arising from the film Good Night and Good Luck. 
26 Feb 2006

Four More Years - An American Tune by Zettel Word Count: 162
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3 Sep 2004

Freedom by Zettel Word Count: 24
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8 Oct 2007

Gone by Zettel Word Count: 94
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24 May 2008

Gordilocks and the Three Blairs by Zettel Word Count: 1747
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12 Sep 2004

Gun Law by Zettel Word Count: 373
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Sorry: going through a political phase 
14 Mar 2017

Halleluja by Zettel Word Count: 118
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A sad sad day 
11 Nov 2016

Handing On by Zettel Word Count: 19
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Hardly a poem 
22 Sep 2013

Happiness by Zettel Word Count: 15
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26 May 2011

Harry Blair and the Magic Wand by Zettel Word Count: 1296
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24 Oct 2004

Hearts and Minds by Zettel Word Count: 159
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This isn't very good - but the anger has to go somewhere. 
15 Nov 2004

Homo Pubicus by Zettel Word Count: 50
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Real not imagined 
14 Sep 2007

Horatio`s Doubt by Zettel Word Count: 203
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This tumbled out in about 45 minutes. Sort of fully formed. Few changes. Doesn't mean its any good. But an odd experience 
15 Feb 2007

Houla by Zettel Word Count: 135
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Inadequate I fear... 
29 May 2012

HUMBLEDD by Zettel Word Count: 947
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27 Sep 2007

I Am by Zettel Word Count: 240
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7 Jan 2018

I am here by Zettel Word Count: 239
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9 Jun 2007

I`m Not There by Zettel Word Count: 188
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18 Jan 2008

If There Is No Eden by Zettel Word Count: 236
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Poem of remembrance for unbelievers and those bereaved by Iraq who oppose the war. 
14 Nov 2005

If These Old Walls Could Speak by Zettel Word Count: 163
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7 Sep 2004

If You Would Know by Zettel Word Count: 142
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20 Mar 2009

In Fallibility by Zettel Word Count: 24
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Overposting - stopping now. 
21 Apr 2005

Ingmar Bergman - Review of Saraband his last film by Zettel Word Count: 1040
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When first posted on the BBC Collective website in 2005 this review won a prize. As a tribute to a great Director. 
31 Jul 2007

Journey by Zettel Word Count: 172
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15 Sep 2017

Just Once More by Zettel Word Count: 144
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13 Jul 2006

Just Words by Zettel Word Count: 524
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Experimental 
17 Jul 2004

Just Words (Final) by Zettel Word Count: 362
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Been meaning to come back to this 'found' poem for a while. A few changes, mostly structuring the stanzas to try to embrace a philsophical idea. The thread that links these remarks is perhaps more philosophical than poetic but it now hangs together as much I will ever make it. 
28 Jun 2005

Lady In The Rain by Zettel Word Count: 262
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5 Jul 2004

Landmines by Zettel Word Count: 173
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12 Aug 2004

Layin` Down Trouble by Zettel Word Count: 163
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24 Jun 2011

Legend by Zettel Word Count: 142
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So much crap - somewhere a truth got lost. (And a re-cycled metaphor because it seemed apt and I can't think of a better one). 
28 Nov 2005

Leo by Zettel Word Count: 49
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Sent to a friend - on having to put down a much loved cat 
24 Aug 2007

Liberal Values by Zettel Word Count: 2250
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Feature Article - Based on Bertrand Russell's decalogue definition 
28 Aug 2004

Liberal Values 2 by Zettel Word Count: 2499
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Re-draft of Liberal Values 
22 Sep 2004

Live 8 Pri-Madonnas by Zettel Word Count: 279
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Haven't posted to the group for a while. Thought a letter to the press might suffice. It's a good discipline and you get a very professional judgement. I doubt this one will get through in the mass of Live 8 letters. 
3 Jul 2005

Love by Zettel Word Count: 20
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10 Feb 2007

Love (2) by Zettel Word Count: 21
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For Valentine's day 
12 Feb 2007

Love (3) by Zettel Word Count: 50
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Continuing a theme. This one's very slight 
17 Mar 2007

Love (4) by Zettel Word Count: 51
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One of a series of short poems designed to capture just one facet of what love can mean 
10 Mar 2007

Love (6) by Zettel Word Count: 67
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3 Nov 2007

Love and Desire by Zettel Word Count: 81
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4 Apr 2016

Love and Sex by Zettel Word Count: 222
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*Wittgenstein was asked: does God will the Good because it is Good; or is it Good because God wills it? He said the second was preferable because it prevents further analysis or argument. (Also Socrates' Euthyphro dilemma) 
31 Dec 2016

Love Is Not A Young Man`s Game by Zettel Word Count: 213
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1 Nov 2008

Love Is Not A Young Man`s Game by Zettel Word Count: 203
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1 Nov 2008

Ludwig`s Powdered Arrows by Zettel Word Count: 156
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Wittgenstein said that words acquire their meaning from the use to which they are put and often the same word(s) can have very different meanings: he called these different uses, purposes of language 'Language Games' In turn these 'games' acquire their purpose and meaning from the shared 'Form of Life' in which they are ‘played’. As much a puzzle as a poem 
29 Apr 2016

Madrugada Poem by Zettel Word Count: 84
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Part of a collection on love. Madrugada - the period between night and dawn. Known to artists as the 'blue hour'. 
13 Jul 2007

Man and Wife by Zettel Word Count: 108
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2 Mar 2008

Memorial Day - New York by Zettel Word Count: 300
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The alliteration here just sort of happened. The poem just came out that way. 
1 Jun 2006

Memorial Ground Zero - New York October 26 2012 by Zettel Word Count: 213
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From a visit to Ground Zero 24 hours before it and Manhattan were pounded by hurricane Sandy 
2 Nov 2012

Memory Is My Lover Now by Zettel Word Count: 163
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1 Apr 2017

Movie Vs Video by Zettel Word Count: 3753
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I am working on a project that requires 1/2 extended essays on movie themes. This is one effort. It is intended for anyone with a serious but not professional interest in movies as an art form not just a consumable entertainment product. 
5 Apr 2006

My Son by Zettel Word Count: 183
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Not autobiographical. But the 1st person seemed right 
27 Jul 2011

Mystery by Zettel Word Count: 151
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25 Jan 2015

Narrative by Zettel Word Count: 319
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26 Feb 2017

Never Gone by Zettel Word Count: 300
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Native American – Indian – spiritual beliefs unlike say the Abrahamic religions, are spatial not temporal; communitarian not individualistic. This does not try to be an ‘Indian’ poem – that would be silly. But it does try to express a deep empathy towards the spirit of these ideas and the culture that struggles in the face of ignorance and injustice to live by them and keep them alive. The recorded history of our, European, contact with these peoples is a lie; and its truth is shameful. 
13 Apr 2008

New York Wedding by Zettel Word Count: 92
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My daughter got married in Central Park on 23rd December. 
31 Dec 2009

Night by Zettel Word Count: 44
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25 Sep 2007

Out of my mind - not my body by Zettel Word Count: 1030
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I really must lighten up. Meantime…one last polemic. If you are infected with the disease of philosophy and find this stuff interesting, the book that best explores these ideas in depth is The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy-Peter Winch ISBN 0-415-05431-1 Old - but still in print. 
9 Feb 2005

Out Of Time by Zettel Word Count: 2578
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My first ever short story 
10 Nov 2004

Patti by Zettel Word Count: 242
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Patti Smith - Meltdown: 'The Salt of The Earth' Royal Festival Hall 19th June 2005 
1 Jul 2005

Paul Kalinithi by Zettel Word Count: 74
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A few lines to draw attention to a remarkable man who wrote a remarkable book 'When Breath Becomes Air' 
24 Mar 2016

Pete Seeger: 1919 - 2014. RIP by Zettel Word Count: 102
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A Fine Soul passed today 
28 Jan 2014

Piece Of Mind by Zettel Word Count: 52
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15 Jul 2005

Poem For Poppy by Zettel Word Count: 200
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Our first grandchild 'Poppy' born 1st March 
12 May 2015

POPPY by Zettel Word Count: 232
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Not sure I should inflict another besotted grandfather poem on you but the deeply personal experience spills out into wider more general ideas: and that seemed worth sharing. 
9 Oct 2016

Poppy and Phoenix by Zettel Word Count: 97
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The picture on my profile prompted this poem. Plus a video of these two 2-year olds walking hand in hand 
14 Apr 2017

Questions on Terrorism - edited by Zettel Word Count: 1751
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See below 
12 Jul 2005

Quizzicism (1) by Zettel Word Count: 33
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Idle musing 
13 Apr 2005

Quizzicism (2) by Zettel Word Count: 24
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17 Apr 2005

Quizzicism (3) by Zettel Word Count: 41
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Haven't done one of these for long time - so to lighten the mood a bit after my last post. 
15 Dec 2007

R.I.P. by Zettel Word Count: 52
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With respect 
3 Apr 2005

Remember by Zettel Word Count: 208
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Sunday 10/11/13 
10 Nov 2013

Remembrance Day by Zettel Word Count: 158
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The problem with poetry is to ensure that one's words to do justice to the idea one is trying to express. This falls short. But it tries. 
13 Nov 2006

Remembrance Day by Zettel Word Count: 371
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"The Glorious Dead" is an obscenity - cast in stone. 
12 Feb 2014

Remembrance Day (2) by Zettel Word Count: 370
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18 Nov 2006

Review - About Schmidt by Zettel Word Count: 843
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The behind the scenes story. 
8 Jul 2004

River Deep by Zettel Word Count: 223
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Over-posting. Sorry, but keen to get some feedback on this one. 
18 Feb 2007

Rummy, DC and Good `Ole George by Zettel Word Count: 1201
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White House Election Strategy Meeting 
19 Aug 2004

Ruth by Zettel Word Count: 164
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16 Dec 2006

Ruth and Matthew by Zettel Word Count: 62
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9 Apr 2008

Savages by Zettel Word Count: 315
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The destruction of a way of life 
3 Jul 2004

Sea Glass by Zettel Word Count: 100
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Sorting through some poems I was surprised to see I had never posted this one. I've always quite liked it 
19 Sep 2011

Shadow by Zettel Word Count: 28
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21 Nov 2007

Simone by Zettel Word Count: 109
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Simone Weil died Ashford Kent August 1943. It is said her death was hastened by her refusal to eat more than her compatriots in occupied France. Our current culture calls her an anorexic. Her brother's thought in mathematics received a Nobel prize: hers, in almost every branch of thought, especially philosophy, did not. It is said that before he went to receive his Nobel prize for literature, Albert Camus, who knew and admired her, spent an hour deep in thought in Simone's flat in Paris. 
28 Nov 2004

Soldier Blue - Adapted by Zettel Word Count: 685
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An adaptation of an existing song 
7 Aug 2004

Somewhere On The Earth Tonight by Zettel Word Count: 128
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18 Sep 2013

Song for a Wolfchild by Zettel Word Count: 91
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Prompted by hearing for the first time 2 extraordinary old vinyl LP's by Native American singer Dr Buffy Sainte Marie (Wolfchild). The first stanza is an old Indian saying. Wish it were mine. 
16 Mar 2005

Song of Innocence by Zettel Word Count: 139
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25 Aug 2004

Stand Up Guys by Zettel Word Count: 1603
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2 Nov 2004

State of The Art by Zettel Word Count: 1002
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10 Dec 2004

Stay A Little Bit Longer by Zettel Word Count: 124
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They say you should try everything once. Well my one crack at perhaps the toughest genre of all. 
12 Mar 2005

Still Here by Zettel Word Count: 212
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26 Sep 2013

Storm of Protest by Zettel Word Count: 105
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Sort of a depressives' call to arms.  
2 Feb 2005

Summer Snow by Zettel Word Count: 275
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A companion piece to 'Lady in The Rain' 
11 Jul 2004

Sunset Love by Zettel Word Count: 158
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Only for the romantics amongst you. 
30 Mar 2007

The Battle of The Sexes by Zettel Word Count: 656
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Tongue in cheek! Hopefully a bit of fun. 
28 Jun 2004

The Blind Man`s Stick by Zettel Word Count: 194
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19 Jan 2005

The Carousel by Zettel Word Count: 182
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19 Nov 2004

The Circle of Life by Zettel Word Count: 170
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Something hopeful for a change 
22 Nov 2004

The City by Zettel Word Count: 165
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I have shortened this and tried to focus it more 
11 Apr 2006

The Clock by Zettel Word Count: 194
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17 Jun 2017

The Day America Died by Zettel Word Count: 1040
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27 Sep 2004

The Dryad by Zettel Word Count: 1512
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By way of saying hi, I thought I'd post my entry to the BBC Endofstory competition which I am sure most of you will have heard of and some probably entered. I wrote 2: the Ed MacBain and the Joanne Harris half story - 'The Dryad'. As you could only submit one, I chose the Harris as it seemed the hardest to make work. My half is limited to 1,200 words.  
5 Nov 2004

The Eagle`s Last Flight by Zettel Word Count: 187
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24 Nov 2007

The Game by Zettel Word Count: 146
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Started as a poem. Collapsed into a sort of song. Ended up a bit of fun. 
5 Jun 2005

The Generation Gap by Zettel Word Count: 615
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23 Jun 2004

The Gift by Zettel Word Count: 103
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It is perhaps a mistake to sexualise romance. Equally to romanticise sex. Here I may have done both. You must judge whether that is a third mistake. 
14 Mar 2006

The Hat by Zettel Word Count: 284
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1 Feb 2008

The Lion by Zettel Word Count: 94
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Three separate but linked poems 
28 Jul 2007

The Passing Years by Zettel Word Count: 127
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Prompted by the crass treatment of a touching story in the local newspaper 
16 Jan 2007

The Philosopher`s Song by Zettel Word Count: 186
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Just a song 
19 Jul 2004

The Power Report by Zettel Word Count: 1898
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I contributed in a small way to this independent enquiry into the state of Britain's democracy and wrote this after attending the launch. A follow-up conference is planned for May. 
21 Mar 2006

The Scarf by Zettel Word Count: 109
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15 Sep 2004

The Singer by Zettel Word Count: 94
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It has been suggested this came out like a song. Hence posting it here. Folk singer Nanci Griffith sings in one of her songs about a first love killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to take her to a high school prom. 100 songs and 30 years later, endlessly touring, she still sings that song. The rest is speculation. 
1 Mar 2005

The Sunday Stripper by Zettel Word Count: 187
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7 Oct 2004

The Universal Trader by Zettel Word Count: 287
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To the tune of Buffy Sainte Marie's Universal Soldier 
13 Nov 2011

The Visitor by Zettel Word Count: 155
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20 Jan 2013

The West Wing - 7th and Final Series by Zettel Word Count: 952
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Supping with a long spoon 
26 Apr 2006

Thought Snippets by Zettel Word Count: 167
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Not quite poetry. But playing with ideas like skimming stones on a docile sea. The kind of thing you note on a scrap of paper - a 'zettel' in German. 
5 Mar 2005

Thoughts On A Birthday by Zettel Word Count: 168
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Our Children are the best of us 
20 Mar 2014

Thoughts on Remembrance Day (2015) by Zettel Word Count: 147
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12 Nov 2015

Time by Zettel Word Count: 169
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2 Aug 2004

Time Will Tell by Zettel Word Count: 146
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Prompted by a picture of my 18 month-old grand-daughter Poppy. Made this picture my profile picture temporarily to put poem in context 
18 Aug 2016

To Lowestoft - A Ballad by Zettel Word Count: 589
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Need some help folks. Thought I'd enter this for the BBC competition. But I've got to lose 2 stanzas. Any thoughts? And does it qualify as a ballad? Punctuation? 
23 Dec 2004

Toad Ode by Zettel Word Count: 173
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Propted by Triconderoga's nice piece 'calling the toad' 
13 Jul 2004

Tomorrow by Zettel Word Count: 92
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More a song than a poem I guess. 
9 May 2007

Trust The Wind by Zettel Word Count: 149
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11 Jan 2008

Two In The Bush by Zettel Word Count: 2763
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George W Bush and Laura Bush - The weekly briefing 
12 Nov 2005

UNITED by Zettel Word Count: 356
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25 May 2017

Untitled by Zettel Word Count: 231
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A first try at a topical poem 
25 Jun 2004

Upon A Lifting Breeze by Zettel Word Count: 162
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26 Nov 2005

When by Zettel Word Count: 67
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6 Sep 2007

When Breath Becomes Air by Zettel Word Count: 75
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Just a few lines to make known Paul Kalinithi - an extraordinary man who wrote an extraordinary book (Title as above) before he died at 36 in 2015. 
25 Mar 2016

Winter by Zettel Word Count: 102
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21 Dec 2007

Woman (1) by Zettel Word Count: 40
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Part of the collection and very conscious that anyone calling a poem 'Woman' is asking for trouble. But again a single idea poem.  
21 Mar 2007

You Are One by Zettel Word Count: 141
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written as a contribution to a wedding 
4 May 2012

You Are One - Final by Zettel Word Count: 157
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Though you might like to see the final version. Wedding went superbly well. Groom filmed his own speech so he missed nothing out and was able to enjoy his own day without worrying about his speech. 
6 Jul 2012

Your Day by Zettel Word Count: 112
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18 Oct 2007

Zizec`s Movies by Zettel Word Count: 147
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This is a 'found' poem. Striking ideas from Slavoj Zizek pschyoanalyst and philosopher subject of 'The Pervert's guide to cinema' (excellent film, silly title). A tour de force of intellectual passion and enthusiasm even if one doesn't accept the psychoanlaytic metaphysics. Zizec's ideas, my structure and organisation. 
19 Oct 2006



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