WE MANDELA-D TO THE SUNRISE

I didn’t know moments could last so long. That seconds could   dance in the night and hours would smile to the moves of three bodies silencing into two then sobering into one. I didn’t know lying next to you could be so quiet or table so comfortable. I never knew that the colors would […]

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BRITISH LAW

 Society needs some certain laws.   For peace, the baddies must not spot flaws   Or rules they’d bend,   And then offend   And get away scot-free in the end!   But if we take a closer look   At that respectable rule book   We’d find that to convict for treason   Some […]

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THEY LINGERED ON

 She fell. Held  Static, each spinning inch a picture;  A diver, expecting no splash.  Landing, not thump,  But a quick crack whip of electric stick.  Lightheaded from the sudden light  The nervous gatherer gives rifling a stop,  His feet stuttering towards her as  The last lamp-light lick flicks across her eye, dragging  Her pupil like […]

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WRITING IN SILVER

The writing curls like silver threads Which bend and knot and tangle- Fragment into a million shreds It is with these I wrangle.   The words do not assert themselves They fade like rings of smoke A whisper lisps on wisps of wind From a voice that choked and broke.   It is a world […]

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INTERROGATIONS

  I found a poem, tied down to a chair;   Its broken iambs lay dead on the ground   I went to pick them up and give them care   When at once there came a rapping   And I saw its trochees flapping   Hard against the cold, dank floor.   Then I […]

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AFTERNOONING

The sun draws the day in silence To its yellow close, And shadows’ light advancement seeks What each final lit patch knows.   Our lengthened, shadowed frames emerge And merge along those nowhere lines Which stroll away, like tired eyelids Or quiet, afternooning minds.   Thus conversation, thethered, tails, Speaks itself to sunny sleep. The […]

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Review: Surviving Tsunami at the Pitt

This weekend the Pitt Rivers Museum’s most recent special exhibition, Surviving Tsunami, has closed. The exhibition featured visual material from an on-going conservation project in Rikuzentakata, in northern Japan, where the 2011 Tsunami destroyed two museums and a library. These libraries had held valuable photographs documenting life in the Tohoku region of Japan over the last century. […]

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Come down to the lady garden…

Lady Garden is a three-woman art exhibition staged in the unconventional setting of Kiss Bar on Park End Street. Against the backdrop of a nightclub (functioning bar included) Ruskin School of Art students Angeli Bhose, Ruth Spencer Jolly and Lu Williams present sculpture, film, sound art, digital collage, drawing and photography. With tongue firmly in cheek, the […]

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The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the sidewalk to the catwalk

In the 1960s, there was a schoolboy who was a bit peculiar. He was no good at football. The other schoolboys didn’t really get him. He spent a lot of time with his grandmother, a tarot card reader, who said he was going to be beautiful and have a good life. Together they watched 1940s […]

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