Rain, roast and ladies of a certain age

Obviously my services are much in demand. People, once they reach a certain level of intellectual and cultural refinement realise that nothing but the best will do. So I am used to being sought out. Admittedly it is more often by creditors and their like, but still, it does no harm to have folk asking … More Rain, roast and ladies of a certain age

A charitable gesture

  It is at this point I wish to bring before you a good friend of mine, one Tamas Berfett. Tamas is a man of many parts, a successful merchant, a minor poet of modest competence willing to accept criticism, a husband and father of a brood of doubtless delightful children. He is also a … More A charitable gesture

Greetings from Tallis

I have been asked to write, but as usual the compensation lies almost entirely in the haltingly expressed gratitude of the reader. Apparently it is now expected that a poet should not merely create the work but should then proceed to promote it. Somehow this feels wrong. One does not wrestle with one’s muse merely … More Greetings from Tallis