I Really could sit in a chair all day

I was reminded of this poem today.  I wrote it ages ago as an experimental piece. It was inspired by  Vincent Van Gogh’s  1888 painting.  I think the original idea for the poem is that in my inertia.  I slowly morph into an actual chair!   I could sit in a chair all day, IContinue reading “I Really could sit in a chair all day”

American Gothic and the Hot Meat Pie

I wrote this short poem years ago for a poetry competition I was running on here.  It seems appropriate to republish it today because it is the birthday of the artist  American Regionalist Grant Wood (1891-1942). Here are the other posts that I wrote about him and the Regionalists over on my  other blog EchostainsContinue reading “American Gothic and the Hot Meat Pie”

Poetry Challenge The Arnolfini Marriage

It’s day 7 of the my person challenge to blog each day for a week on Bookstains.  As I haven’t put a poetry challenge on for a long time I thought that today was a good as time as any.  The Arnolfini Portrait is a very famous painting, painted on oak panel by Dutch artist Jan VanContinue reading “Poetry Challenge The Arnolfini Marriage”

Poetry Challenge: And then he/she kissed me

This poetry challenge is based upon the very famous painting by Gustave Klimt – ‘The Kiss.  This iconic painting with its rich layers of gold and stylish sensuous lines emits opulence. “The woman is especially depicted by turn as emotional joy bringer, temptress and child bearer.  The bodies fused together as one emphasis their unity.Continue reading “Poetry Challenge: And then he/she kissed me”

Dear Reader I read it ‘My Fault’ by Billy Childish’

I have recently  finished reading  ‘My Fault’ by artist/poet/writer and musician Billy Childish and I am now  half way through his second book Notebooks of a Naked Youth.   My Fault is about growing up – the hard way.  Childish writes forcibly and sometimes brutally as his alter ego Steven Hamperson.   There is so much honesty and at timesContinue reading “Dear Reader I read it ‘My Fault’ by Billy Childish’”