Ukiyo, energy levels, unkindness, and change

I find it difficult to detach from the things, and consequently I struggle to let things go. Change doesn’t happen when we dismiss. This is not about holding grudges. It is about the world around us and the things in this world that intrudes on our energy levels, some more than others. Describing these things, […]

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Can someone from another planet write reviews? Part 1 with a poem.

Chocolate. Reviews are like chocolate. The more we have, the more we want. However, we are fussy creatures and demand it be of the best kind. It needs to be rich and smooth and melt in the mouth. But taste, like much in our lives, is different for everyone. Reflecting on this, I found myself […]

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The  March Chilling with Books Corner and Author Spotlight on C. R. Alam

Procrastination is a dirty word. March arrived and is now leaving. It is so hard to believe it is the end of month but then think I have lived in a daze for the last thirty days. Correction, I know I am living in some alternative reality called procrastination. I started a new job, said […]

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Technology – Pros and cons, button pressing addiction or saviour

This is not a rant against technology. There is so much to be grateful for when we think about the advances made. When I drafted the poem, I was thinking more in terms of the way we use technology and the effect it has on our lives. There are pros and cons to everything but […]

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Walking the fine line of life

. Then we moved to pets and how in looking after them our mood can improve. This led to a discussion on mental health where we were both very frank. It is a necessary element to wellbeing.

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Poetic devices, and the five senses – word magicians

Every now and then I like to play with words and turn them into poetry of sorts. I see it as an activity to challenge my brain. It keeps me writing when I don’t feel like tackling my novel. Searching for words also gives me the opportunity to practise description, to put things together that […]

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I wander and I wonder about sonnets and Shakespeare and writing

Poetry is difficult but a challenging medium and one with the ability to help us express emotions with brevity.

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