• (0) Regret

    As a youth, you were beautiful you didn’t need a mirror to tell you that you didn’t need to transcend I did that for you.   Your earlier face, that asymmetric face was the one I knew best; with the nose offset, thanks to the playing field.   Then the glass came between us between...


  • All around the Wrekin

    All around the Wrekin

    They used to say – and perhaps they still do – that when you tackle something in a ... (2)

  • Renaissance man

    Renaissance man

        The Tankerton bus drew up. The passenger door opened and the bus ... (3)

  • Of words and their worth

    Of words and their worth

    At least seventy years have gone by since I first discovered the delight of playing ... (1)

  • Don’t ask

    Don’t ask

      I walk the streets most days. It’s not because I’m currently homeless (that ... (1)

  • The Man From the Ministry

    The Man From the Ministry

    Graham Dukes falls back on a long-dead poet to get him out of a tight spot… Let ... (2)

  • The Eureka trail

    The Eureka trail

      Eureka? Wasn’t that Archimedes’ cry of triumph, two-and-a-half millennia ago, ... (3)

  • Daydreaming


    Do you daydream? I suspect you do, just now and again. Many of the people whom I know ... (3)

  • The Great Pears Soap Disaster

    The Great Pears Soap Disaster

    It is one of those small comforts of the morning bath routine. The merest sniff has ... (329)