Monday 28 January 2013

Recorded History

The old man
in the stranded tram
played me jazz
on his Edison Phonograph.

on the Parlophone;
twelve inch,
seventy eight.

in the wee small hours.
for twenty minutes.

and downloads
I-pods and
Memory sticks.

Hours and hours;
unlimited time,
unlimited technology,
unlimited choice.

But of those,
I loved microgroove the best
I was eighteen.

Thanks Tess at Magpie Tales for the memory lane prompt.

Tuesday 22 January 2013


“The most important thing in life is a hand to hold as we cross the road.” Ruth Mildenhall.

See more wisdom at Magpie Tales.

Monday 14 January 2013

Flawed Strategy.

It took so long to get it on,
determined to not be spied upon.
But it must come off agin
After the tonic and gin,
So I can go to visit the john!


Suggested design improvement.

Image borrowed from here.
You can come out now Tess, we know you are in there!
See more at Magpie Tales.

Monday 7 January 2013


First the door;
I can open that.

My negligee,
I can let that fall.

But without trust,
They stay.

Thanks Tess for your weekly Magpie and Happy New Year to everyone.

Wednesday 2 January 2013


The opening song from the musical play Smokebusters. 
Photo prompt from Magpie Tales and a Happy New Year to anyone desperate enough to stray here looking for enlightenment.