Elastoplast for the Past

Slipping behind again with my blogs again. Where does the time go🤔 When I first started my blogs up, the plan was to post a few times a week. So much for plans🙄 I’d have been better off doing a diary (as I write in that every day. Anyway… here’s a short poem I wroteContinue reading “Elastoplast for the Past”

Dark Queen

I wrote this poem a while ago.  I’d like to say that the inspiration fro this came from some sort of gothic queen I had been reading about, but it didn’t.  The kind of person I envisage is one who waits, listens, sees an opportunity and uses situations to their own advantage.  She sits quietlyContinue reading “Dark Queen”

Happy New Year!

After a fairly long hiatus, Bookstains reactivated last year. Slowly but surely, starting back in April ( no coincidence this…). Although only 18 posts (19 counting this) I remain positive, optimistic and have many ideas regarding Bookstains direction. Lots of drafts, reviews, poetry to be undertaken, including the poetry challenges which proved popular. Many ofContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

By All These Drops

One drop for the little blonde one who calls from the depths of my blood. One drop for the Bruce’s kinsman whose gauntlet thrusts from the mud, One drop for the Finnish warrrior seeking the land of the free, One drop for  the son of Glyndwr, whose war cry vibrates throughout me. These bloods IContinue reading “By All These Drops”

Chin Chinery Pokery

I’m having one of those lockdown blues days. Trying to keep myself busy by doing something creative and busy, sometimes the heavy handedness of harsh reality just seeps through, This virus has robbed me and others in the UK of two months of life – or life as we knew it.  Two months I’ll neverContinue reading “Chin Chinery Pokery”

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”