Posts Tagged ‘creative’


Steve Sanfield Inspired Scratchings

August 21, 2014

In Mexico I found a copy of Steve Sanfield’s A New Way and I really like his poetry. I know he does haiku and it reflects in the writings of this collection. Reflections on his life, that have brevity, clarity and insight. These were just some unedited poems of my own inspired by his from a day last month.


Another window outside and another seat.

Sitting again and watching

always ready to start.

No gun to tell me so.


The whisky had me beaten Tuesday.

Thursday all I’m waiting for’s the weekend.


Tomatoes – 40 yen cheaper.

A hyaku head of cabbage.

Three cucumbers half price and

the cheapest carton of milk.

Savings done I grab a bottle of Maker’s

and leave.


It’s breaking down around me

or I’m destroying it.

I’m talking about the house

but you know I mean everything.

Everything is breaking down

now and eventually.


With no distractions

Facebook or BBC updates

I find myself writing. For now

the fantasy’s still beating reality.


An old Korean man told me not to worry.

Women are like buses-

another one will eventually come.

I wasn’t worried about that.

I was worried that women

were like bus crashes.


I look at all the Japanese and

how strange they dress.

On the platform

they are all looking at me.




The cycle

May 23, 2014


Snow vomits down,

purging itself from the sky.

How do these frozen parcels

choose how to form and

who to bond to in perfect unity?

Much like us I suppose

by the random grace of proximity.

Freeze in form and tear away

leaving gases and liquids

for something more tangible.

Seizing one another until the weight combined

is too much for the sky to bear.

Plummet down

individuality forgotten

for a common need to survive.

Finding shared purpose

in the roil of frozen storms.

Clasping one another through the cloud break

how must they feel?

As the ground moves closer

is there panic, fear, resignation

or nothing?

Soon nothing.

Soon as much as there ever was.

From the sky to the sea to the earth

and all again they return.

A brief cohesion and confusion

settling once once more

into the cycle of rebirth.



Saturday Morning Bacon Jam – A Day In The Life #Prompt

September 14, 2013

I hope everyone had a nice Friday the 13th. I relaxed after work playing an 8-bit RPG on my phone called ‘Gurk’, read some Elric of Melnibone, watched the Ultimate Fighter and killed a few mosquitoes.

I awoke this morning, did a little yoga to wake up, and feel quite energized. Simply, I feel good. One of those days when anything seems possible. But these days are dangerous. They can slip away from you. So I plan on immortalizing this day of activity or non-activity in poetry. Even if I do nothing…I would have practiced some lines.

I have written one poem over breakfast with my resolve…It is only a first draft. I’ll post this one and maybe a few later and see if I live up to my own ideas.

If you, too, would like to try the same. Make a diary of the day, any day or night, and your thoughts through poetry or micro stories or photos or something expressive, then put them on your page, perhaps in a single post, then ping back to me and let’s see what we come up with and how we tell it!

Whatever you do, please enjoy your day and take some time out for yourself :-).

As always,

Peace and Regards,






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