Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

I wrote this short review quite a while ago –  and forgot all about it.  I just found it again in my drafts so……   It has taken me quite a while to read Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.  this isn’t because it was boring – quite the contrary.  It is a strange novel – evenContinue reading “Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd”

Poetry Challenge: Mona Lisa’s Smile

This poetry challenge is about the smile of the famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.  The lady’s smile (and it has been said that she may not be all ‘she’ seems) is one of the most enigmatic smiles ever painted. To submit your poem or haiku which can be as profound, humorous, long or short as you like,Continue reading “Poetry Challenge: Mona Lisa’s Smile”

‘Vincent could have told you’ A Poetry Challenge

Just Click the Van Gogh image to take you to  some of the comments made about the poems Everyone has heard ‘Starry Starry Night‘ By Don Mclean,  the beautiful song about Vincent Van Gogh.  There is a line in it which says:_ But I could have told you, Vincent, This world was never meant forContinue reading “‘Vincent could have told you’ A Poetry Challenge”

Poem: Impressions

 It has been said that first impressions are always the truest and that you should always go by your first impression when you meet someone for the first time.  For most people, the only way they have of ‘meeting’ a celebrity will be through the media and the only clues we have on this (real) person isContinue reading “Poem: Impressions”