My writing bureau.

‘If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk the sign?’ #Quote Albert Einstein. It may seem cluttered to the visitor’s eye Yet I know it intimately With eyes closed a reference book can be referenced Poetry books can be scanned Poems and such writing can […]


Say more with less words By learning to write haiku Must learn how this works.   There is climate change Assisting infection growth System in meltdown.   Replenish icebergs Put an end to emissions Not in our lifetime.   Political storms Lots of hot air in Davos That’s global warming. (c) Chris Black 2017.

Nothing changes that stays the same.

Even before setting out to write Have you found yourself overwhelmed, engulfed, even swamped by words? Trying to be forthright and at the same time simple in what you wish to portray enjoying the essence of wordplay. Ambition is a fine thing but most of the time do you dream instead of doing. Write a […]

Here be whales

Originally posted on Kevin Connelly:
It’s not often you get a chance to get so close to whales, dolphins or even seals in their natural habitats.  Depending on where you live it could be the result of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or something completely unexpected. For others it could be relatively common, something almost unnoticed.  I…

White House V Trump Tower.

Three days to go before the White House has a new resident? Donald Trump Americas next President The world awaits with baited breath Just to see what on earth lies in store. Political theatre that the world could do without? Yet here we are on the outside unable to do anything but shout aloud. As […]