When I wrote about the Anaphora Controversy it brought back memories of other arguments within our community, and I can still see the face of Silhat Wheelbroom when he realised what I’d done. But still I run ahead of myself. The whole anaphora business stirred up the unprincipled disarray of poetasters who are the deep … More My cynical use of enjambement
Very few people realise exactly what being a poet entails. They assume that it’s all sipping wine and eating sugar pasties and dropping the occasional cultured quip into the conversation. Of course they realise that poems don’t write themselves but still, they seem to think that our lives are easy. They don’t see half … More When the ball was over.
Do many now remember the notorious Anaphora controversy? At the risk of causing insult, I’ll merely remark, for those who have advanced far beyond such techniques, that Anaphora is the deliberate repetition of the first part of a sentence for artistic effect. Indeed I could do no worse that quote from a poem I penned … More The Anaphora controversy
I suppose I can appreciate paintings as well as the next person of good taste. I’ve worked with enough painters to know their paintings have to be hung properly, (and after trying to arrange a display produced by a number of disparate artists, you begin to realise that some painters ought to be hanged properly … More Looked at in a certain light
It has been said that whilst Justice might not sleep in Port Naain, there are times when it dozes on the job and honest citizens have to step into the breach and ensure that justice is done. Few can be more dedicated to this task than the Brothers Maranot. They are two men who have … More Eternal vigilance.