Archive for: February, 2011

Uncategorized February 26, 2011

THE FOUNDLING

A poem I composed just over a week ago during a quest for Found Art. Today I planned to write a poem And find a ‘found object’ My treasured object at the moment – I found, A year or two back on a stall in Church Street Market The old man, already ephemeral himself, Sold

Uncategorized February 20, 2011

BUDAPEST 1992

The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy. Ezra Pound To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. Henri Cartier-Bresson

Uncategorized February 14, 2011

PIGEON HOLES

I have been reminded that, after an argument a year or three or four back about clutter, I wrote this poem after filling up the pigeon holes. I am currently engaged in trying to de-clutter the room around it and envisage a triumphant journey to our local recycling bins at dead of night.  I met

Uncategorized February 4, 2011

DEGREES OF KINGSHIP

How many degrees of separation does the famous concept stipulate? I imagine that to have been named after a famous public figure doesn’t count, but I was named after King Edward VIII who, just four months after my birth, abdicated.  Dr Alfred Blunt, Bishop of Bradford. Portrait by Bassano, February 1936. National Portrait Gallery, London. And