Tuesday 14 January 2020

Red Sauce


Thursday 19 September 2019

American Psycho and White

Do you ever wonder why your computer screen goes suddenly blank?

I used to wonder why and how this Poet-in-Residence blog was dismantled piecemeal.

The scaffolding was removed or didn't work and then the bricks fell.

It happened swiftly and without warning.

It all started  when I got on to certain controversial subjects.

I salvaged what I could.

Today I bought a copy of the new Bret Easton Ellis creation White.

The last Ellis book I read, in fact the only book I've read by this author, American Psycho was reviewed here in 2013.

Please enter American Psycho in the blog search box.  This will bring you to the relevant page.  I think the review is worth reading if only as an introduction to the genius of Bret Easton Ellis.

I haven't read any of Bret Easton Ellis' six other books and I've never been a disciple of any author.

But today having seen the first pages of White I can say Ellis is on to something important.

The author had internet problems I can identify with.  

Here's my copy of White:

Monday 24 December 2018

The Last TV Roundup

Season's greetings to all my readers and herewith a seasonal poem from 2010 to lead us into the next New Year.

As usual, simply enter the  title into my Blog Search Box.

Have a good one!

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Garden of Gethsemane (1914 - 1918)

The poem is by Rudyard Kipling and relates to the death of his son John Kipling.

Enter the name Rudyard Kipling in the blog search box to read the poem and an explanation.

Sunday 2 December 2018


Please enter 'Invictus' in blog search box to revisit the page.

Saturday 24 November 2018

T E Hulme

The world has been marking the end of the First World War.  It's a time to think of poets who died too soon. Poets like T E Hulme.  Please type T E Hulme in the blog search box to read more.

Monday 19 November 2018

Revisiting Auden

The other day, as I reported on my blog 'zen my ass' I visited the graveside of W H Auden at Kirchstetten.

The weather here has turned wintry, the morning gloomy. A curtain of grey present outside the window.

I thought I'd revisit my W H Auden postings. There are several. Simply enter 'Auden' in the P-I-R search box and away you go. There's much of interest. Please enjoy.

Wednesday 31 October 2018

My Halloween Pumpkin

To check-out Poet-in-Residence's  Halloween Pumpkin input the word 'Halloween' into the blog search box and give it a click.  

I wish you all a ghoul(d) old time tonight!