Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #19, 2015

[Inspired by “Since U Asked” by Swim Good x Merival:] When she was a child, she’d long for the hour when the postman would come, pour a shower of envelopes through their big, blue front door, and she would dive into the pile, scramble on the floor for the letters addressed to her: large, bulky…

Sunday Sonnet [without rhyme scheme], #8, 2015

[Image sourced from thegroundofmyheart.com] She awoke to the sound of rain.  It was her favourite morning music; reverse lullaby.  She’d wriggle down deeper in the bed, pull the duvet up beneath her chin and sigh contented.  No need to rise on days like this, she’d drift back off to sleep. The rooftop percussion encased her,…

Things To Do In London With The Kids This Summer – Parents, Take Note! (spreaditfast.com)

http://www.spreaditfast.com/articles/things-to-do-in-london-with-the-kids-this-summer-parents-take-note#.Va5yivm6fIU You know it’s officially summer when the beer gardens are overflowing, the convertibles are all zooming along with their tops down, and – unusually for the British Isles – the days are absolutely scorching.  Gorgeous.  However, the gloriously hot season also implies that little thing mothers (and fathers) have to deal with and plan…

Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #18, 2015

[Inspired by John Coltrane’s “In a Sentimental Mood”, feat. Duke Ellington (remastered):] The empty space beside her in the bed created a ritual remembrance of his presence, embracing her every morning with recollection of his skin and fresh realisation of her loss. Contouring her body to a pillow didn’t replace his form, but turning from…

Sunday Sonnet, #7, 2015

It was the sound of pages turning that she missed the most; the way he poised his thumb above the book in hand (a god-like pause, sole determiner of progress; or else, cessation of the reading act).  It was, also, that way he frowned: so severe, so vulnerable.  It was then she’d want him most,…

Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #17, 2015

[Inspired by Adem’s “Ringing in My Ear”:] The hot breeze snuck in through the window, billowing the lace curtain so that it waved and flapped, domestic symbol of white flag peace offering; of surrender to the “facts” put forth earlier. What truths they were.  Her frustrations were taken out on the dishes submerged in soapy water at…

Sunday Sonnet, #6, 2015

[Image sourced from thinkfeelgrow] He watched them with their smiles: bright lies behind white teeth.  He knew their hidden truths: sharp hate beneath warm fronts, all air kisses that Kate ate up, starved of hugs and gossip.  “Rewind,” he thought.  “Look closer at those words in mind.” She didn’t, of course.  She needed of late…

July Music Festivals 2015 – Where To Be, Who To Hear This Summer (spreaditfast.com)

http://www.spreaditfast.com/articles/2015/7/2/qikqz34ee19zatxquefnczyju0t8d5#.VZVpGfm6fIU So, the glory that is Glastonbury is over (Boo! *sob*).  Yet, no sooner are our wellington boots discarded and our backs turned from the wild mess left behind at the near-50 year old world-famous festival, than we can look forward to the next big, tuneful auditory celebrations – eyes behind sunnies, skin glistening in…