The Purpose

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With this site I will bring together various writings, quotes, and poems that interest me and that draw together the themes of my writing.  Rather than write in a conventional way I want to use this site to draw together all the themes of my writing into one full integrated whole.  It will be writing in it’s transparent rawness: at times incoherent how the threads hang together, at times flowing and fully formed.  Technology will aid it’s transparent form, which will also emerge with the writing.

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THERE IS A SOFTNESS IN YOUR BEING

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There is a softness in your being
Holding itself out there for others to touch;
The ever present smell of fear haunts
A moment shared with such uniqueness.
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TO THE KIND READER

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No one talks more than a Poet;
Fain he’d have the people know it.

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A SIMPLE TRUTH

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Captivated by the moments gathering pace
We move, besieged by glittering promises
Without noticing the tiny adventures unfolding.
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BBC – R4 – TODAY PROGRAMME – POETIC INSPIRATION – 30/1/2013

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There are moments in life when a poet knows he has become a poet: leading to a period of discovery of what source they have tapped in to and how they must go on an live their passion.  My own narrative journey is clear for me and listening to Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage help me to make sense of my own journey.  Poets are a small band of people, in the grand scheme of life.  Sitting on the margins, observing and writing about what living means to them in verse, is a tortuous and beautiful existence that once found can not be stopped.  Listen and enjoy the sumptuous voices of poets at ease with their existence.

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BBC – R4 – Great Lives – John Stuart Mill – Series 29 – Episode 6 of 9 – 8/1/2013

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An interesting Radio programme examination of the life of the precociously talented J.S. Mills, who realised in his mid-life crisis at the age of 20, that human emotional relations are what makes people happy.  Coming from the school of Bentham this was a crisis of confidence in his Utilitarian Philosophy which ultimately led J.S. Mills to the discovery of Poetry.

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