Hi there…

“It begins with an appetite to discover my self-respect.To redeem the day. So the day does not go down in debt.” [Leonard Cohen, 1992, interview]

This web site contains just about every poem I have written since 5th November 2015 & I add to it to every day. This is my (ongoing) experiment to see if writing a poem a day offsets dementia & other cognitive failures. By then, it will be over 10,000 poems. Hopefully, it succeeds. I’ll let you know. Stick around.

A note to any reader – poetry is creating, not reporting. A poem is a response to being here, seeing, knowing, not knowing, all the senses funnelled into a playing out of word-sounds – howls of vowels – dissonance – rhyme – echo – effect – blank shots – portraits – symbolism – not realism – and quite often mis-direction. All I have to work with is that which I absorb. I hope not to leave each day in debt.

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