Tuesday, 27 February 2007
The book is available from and costs £5 in the UK. Overseas rates available. More information at: http://www.geraldengland.co.uk/nhi/hk2000.htm
Monday, 26 February 2007
Sunday, 25 February 2007
Saturday, 24 February 2007
It's by Calvino, of course its brilliant!
Thursday, 22 February 2007
in time with the phases of the moon.
Now our bodies are alien,
rootless and blinded by neon
we can barely see the moon.
For another poem on this topic, please visit Vertigo on my Alter Ego blog.
The Body Knows for Poetry Thursday
Wednesday, 21 February 2007
The story revolves around Stephane (played by Bernal) a socially inept Mexican living in Paris yet unable to speak French (this is a transparent excuse to shoot the film mostly in English, to give it a better chance of success in English speaking countries). His main characteristic is his inability to differentiate between reality and dream. This is where the craft inspiration comes in. His dreams take place in a wonderful world of cities made from cardboard tubes where felt boats sail across seas made from re-used cellophane sweet wrappers......
Monday, 19 February 2007
Sunday, 18 February 2007
The topics here are technology (using mostly the page from the original publicity brochure and reflecting our recent frustrations with broadband technology!), our pet rabbit, green lifestyle (listing some of the ways we can green our lifestyle, plus a photo of a local bus), nature (with a drawing of the pied wagtail, one of my favourite urban birds and one I've seen increasingly frequently over the past few weeks),
poetry (with one of my own poems and an illustration) and Edinburgh, the city we live in. Over on my Alter Ego blog are the photos for the journal pages on love, cinema, languages and clubbing. Missing pages (ie I've not done them) are on work, clothes and reading).
Saturday, 17 February 2007
Friday, 16 February 2007
Prose poetry for Poetry Thursday
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
If you buy flowers, try to make sure they've been grown closer to home. For some ideas for fairtrade Valentines Gifts, please visit here.
Monday, 12 February 2007
Sunday, 11 February 2007
I've finally got round to doing some more frames! I had bought several plain wooden frames and mirrors from a second hand shop, with the intention of decorating them, but have been slow to get round to it. (The labels on new Blogger that show Crafty Green Poet is more Green Poet than Crafty anything helped to motivate me here!). I've just glued patterns from a catalogue onto the plain wood, varnished it and and it looks quite nice. A pretty way to brighten up a plain frame!
Thursday, 8 February 2007
Wednesday, 7 February 2007
Tuesday, 6 February 2007
Monday, 5 February 2007
Thursday, 1 February 2007
pre-dawn when it still feels like winter
Let joy be crocuses, glowing yellow
against snow under empty trees
and if geese overhead are heralds
bringing Spring on their frosted wings
then when squirrel drinks from melt-water
in the crook of an old oak tree
it is proof that Spring will return
like a deer to the bluebell woods.
Proofs for Poetry Thursday.
Can we prove love? Find out on my Alter Ego blog here.