Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Doddery Dad manages to make Wise Son smile.

Nice scrolling on that 'O'

Eugene Grasset's rather startling 'Morphinomane', 1897

Wise son preparing to take on world / life etc
(circa some time ago now)

Wise son (right) promoting a good idea.

Wise and beautiful wife preparing to take on Scotland.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Gorgeous exhibition at the Jewish Museum of work by ceramicists, including by Ruth Duckworth, whom I remember from my very early childhood. She and her husband Aidron lived just up the road from us in Kew. They had a converted chapel or perhaps warehouse; very clay-ey.  I liked her, but I can't remember why. My sister Sian says it is because she was very generous with juice and biscuits.

Pottery is rather undervalued (Ruth called herself a sculptor).  I think it fills an interesting space between abstraction and the figurative. Everything on display is also unarguably beautiful, though little of it could be called merely decorative (perhaps Rie's buttons?)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016


I have a poem in this anthology published today, on the first anniversaire of the Paris attack. But there are also poems by much better poets, so may be worth a purchase.