Today’s Pictures: 25 Dec 20 Xmas Day

Sunny morning valley The more people who share this post on social media, the more it will let those who are stuck indoors, due to Covid 19, enjoy it. And it’ll reach more people to show them our wonderful world. Maybe, between us, we’ll restore some love and respect for nature and slow down the …

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Today’s Pictures: 24 Dec 20 Xmas Eve

One track up, one track down on a favourite valley in the Forest of Dean. The more people who share this post on social media, the more it will let those who are stuck indoors, due to Covid 19, enjoy it. And it’ll reach more people to show them our wonderful world. Maybe, between us, …

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Today’s Pictures: 21 Dec 20 Winter Solstice

A small stream snakes through the fallen leaves in the forest. Share this post widely on social media and it will let those who are stuck indoors, due to Covid 19, enjoy it. It’ll also reach more people and, hopefully, show them the wonderful place our world is. With luck, between us, we’ll restore some …

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Grenade Rain Dance, by Calibna J. Kerr (Junk Talk Poet): #BookReview.

Poetry is such a varied medium that a reader approaches any work with cautious curiosity. What will this piece say, will it be formal, contemporary, or simply chopped prose? The very fact that Calibna prefers his Junk Talk Poet handle may well put off a number of potential readers due to the propensity to pre-judge. …

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Coping in a Time of Covid. A #Poem

Picture from Masum Ali via Pixabay Coping in a Time of Covid. Strange and sometimes frightening timesHow do we respond react survive copewhen so much is unknownso much more conjectured often falselyExperts juggle with factsconstantly changing asresearch experience experimentscombine to form new truthsLeaders with supporters colleagues advisorsare overeager to display their skillsin managing a phenomenonstill …

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RAGE! A #Poem

Image via: http://clipart-library.com/anger-cliparts.html RAGE! How do you feel in thepresence of injusticeDo you rage at unfairnessDoes inequality ignite your ireDo you fume with furywhen you hear of a girl forcedearly into marriage with an old manwhen you learn of the boy deniedbecause his skin is another shadewhen the killer is set free to kill againwhen …

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Pride in Place? A #Poem

Image via Mapswire. Pride in Place? Born in slum or palaceyou have no say in youraccident of birthLocation status wealthof parents determineswhere you might emergeSo why so proud ofwhere this chance occurredYou made no choice hereIt was imposed on youPride in place is foolishWith no experienceof another placeyou can make nomeaningful comparisonYou merely echowhat was …

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Today’s Pictures: 9 June 20

We frequently walk under this old railway bridge, following the ancient cart track that once served the quarries and mines but now serves as a quiet trail. The railway line is now a flat and easy walkway. The bridge is Victorian engineering, probably built around 1850/60. Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated …

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Today’s Pictures: 6 June 20

The field we sometimes cross, as it should be today. But grey cloud and cold winds reigned, so I give you this from a better day. After all, the point here is to bring cheer. Trying to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. This Weird Weather Wettest second month …

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Today’s Pictures: 2 June 20

The sun is overhead now at midday, giving the forest an air of mystery as the sunlight streams through the dense canaopy. The idea here is to brighten the day for those people isolated indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of my writing friends, having seen some of this series, sent me a poem, which …

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