August 17, 2019 - Robins Point



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August 4, 2019 - Gone To The Dark



Up Above The World So High .

On the night you’ve gone to the dark, look to the black tinsel sky and see how small you really are.  Let it shrink, for a moment, the swell of emotion that engulfs you, anchoring you in your small and fleeting space, so you can feel the splinter of time that holds you here until the next.

(From book, ‘Clunk & Jam’).

For anyone who has experienced overwhelming sense of hopelessness and despair, you’ll know how hard it is pull up out of that space.    And it’s not always the ‘light’ that consoles us when in a dark space.   This poem arrived at a time when in the grip of one of these moments and how taking myself outside into the dark night and looking up at the stars helped put things in to perspective.   Offered reprieve and relief from the state of mind that gripped me ‘inside’.   And for those supporting someone in a dark space, it may be helpful to know that you don’t necessarily have to make things ‘bright’, ‘light’ or ‘right’ to help someone.  Sometimes just keeping them company, sitting quietly, can help to secure a line to something outside of the head space they feel lost and alone in.

The poem’s picture comes from the documentary film ‘Man on Wire’, about a French tightrope walker who strung a wire between the twin tower buildings in New York and did the impossible.


(Reposted from 2011)

July 19, 2019 - Special You



(Original music by Radiohead) .  Believe in the possible.

July 17, 2019 - Critical Thinking


July 16, 2019 - Flipper Girl Rocks


Feeling the toll of the count, Flipper Girl settled high above the broken.  Long after the taken.  And many rungs up from the struggle.  Now it was her turn to Rock.


(Reposted from 2015.  Flipper Girl appears in  Clunk & Jam, 2019 book. Pictured, Ash)

July 15, 2019 - Flipper Girl


Flipper Girl left troubled waters in her wake to see beyond the folly, the froth, and the fear inducing fog.

(Clunk & Jam 2019, book)