FLOTSAM DOWN THE OUSE

For Hazel Hold my hand At the Heart of Reeds Lay down in Winterbourne stream We join the Ouse as flotsam The harsh cut through Cliffe Watch the jackdaws against the white The outgoing tide gathers us As flotsam we pass under the A27 Entangled Poo sticks Snipe call above the road drones And a […]

FERAL CAT ‘CROSS

Whilst watching the Women’s UCI Cyclocross race at Koksijde, Belgium an idea entered my Long Man APA addled brain.  UCX strips cyclocross back into an endurance challenge – inappropriate bikes on inappropriate terrain – but recently I have been considering something a little more concentrated – a few conversations I have had recently have begun to spark ideas and […]

Periphrastic

Out riding with friends today, on a crisp Autumn morning, the air full of chill. A good 6o miles, or there abouts. Stood at the war memorial in Mayfield, cap in hand, a minutes silence – I am reminded of the poem crafted by 2nd Lt John Stanley Purvis, holed up in the misery of the trenches […]

RESISTANCE OR DISINCLINATION TO MOTION, ACTION, OR CHANGE

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