Category Archives: Sculpture for the Sad Kid

Long time no poem

The Whitsun Weddings By Philip Larkin 1922–1985 That Whitsun, I was late getting away: Not till about One-twenty on the sunlit Saturday Did my three-quarters-empty train pull out, All windows down, all cushions hot, all sense Of being in a … Continue reading

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From the Bus

Robert Frank, NY, 1958

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More signs :-)

I need never write again; I’ve got this new (to me) Blackberry gadget which comes with the following range of emoticonical faces and icons to give fast track textual portrayals of my state of mind : Smile Wink Sad Angry … Continue reading

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There are mosquitoes in my atelier

The little bastards; is England a tropical country now or something? Meanwhile and more pertinently George Szirtes has posted a review of the experience of going to see this film The Black Swan which I read a lot about a … Continue reading

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Warm your hands on this

Poet laureate [ab]uses position

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The umbrellas of

Geraldine said she was a fan of the brolly in art on the Caillebotte post below; I asked what were her top umbrella paintings and as a consequence the blog is proud to host this mini dissertation with accompanying images: … Continue reading

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Two photographers

The Mysterious Ovookla sent some images of disused buildings (Wiltshire Americana was the title of the mail) to my inbox today while Calvin in Jacksonville posted me a link to his recent recordings of London Town. His was called London … Continue reading

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Addendum to the post below

I am reading (which is not really the word, as the artifact I’m about to describe is a list of bullet points, some long, some short, some interesting, some banal) a book called Reality Hunger by David Shields. The publicity … Continue reading

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Born Slippy by JR Hartley

I saw this commercial the other night whereby JR Hartley of the (1983) original Yellow Pages ‘Fly Fishing by JR Hartley’ ad has been modernised. This updated version sees former DJ ‘Day V Lately’ on the hunt for his lost … Continue reading

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While I waited for Dylan

I was standing by a factory tapping my feet in a puddle and looking down at my reflection tonight while Dylan refused to budge from sniffing a most compelling piece of wall. The smell of the factory in combination with … Continue reading

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