Paula Nancy’s rattling bones

POETRY This week I reach the age which Douglas did before he left the planet, like so many others as I’ve grown old and they didn’t. This is for my friends who left school before me. On growing old (and lonelier) as a pot-smoking private poet… PoemSearcher.com (background image) I believe we’re not truly gone…Read more Paula Nancy’s rattling bones

Who’s afraid of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings?

THE WRITER’S LIFE | POETRY Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings was a poet who wrote the worst poetry in the universe. In fact, her poetry is still considered to be the worst in the Galaxy, closely followed by that of the Azgoths of Kria and the Vogons, in that order. Well, we’ll see about that… I’m…Read more Who’s afraid of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings?

Practising Japanese sneezing

HAIKU While I’m still being processed and oppressed by the fascist regime’s murderous social cleansing machine, I’m a writer with many words stored but fewer to express. I use poetry, naturally, but lately I’ve been toying with haiku. Haiku is of course the Japanese form of poetry, where a verse is three lines – rarely…Read more Practising Japanese sneezing

Cats can’t get no poetry to rhyme

SCIENCE FICTION | POETRY It’s generally accepted that Vogon poetry is the third worst in the galaxy, after that of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings, and mine. It’s also accepted that intelligence of species on Earth goes white mice, dolphins, cats, then humans (then dogs, according to cats). But we all bathe in the light of…Read more Cats can’t get no poetry to rhyme

Poetry for when the wheels fall off in a transitory phase

THE WRITER’S LIFE | POETRY On the rare occasions that I write poetry, it tends to be spontaneous and remorseful. It’s true, that the fewer the words, the more difficult something can be to write. I’d agree that a short story can be more challenging than a novel, simply because of the word limit in…Read more Poetry for when the wheels fall off in a transitory phase