My thanks to the anonymous deviant who has gifted me a subscription.
As the next next year approaches,I thought I'd give any of watchers who might be interested advanced notice of a project which I hope will have gone live by the middle of January.
Some of you might know that I host a monthly poetry evening, called Sweet Thursday, in an upstairs room in a pub in Richmond-Upon-Thames. This venture is now two years old. I have decided that, with the aid of a more technically gifted friend, I would start to make video recordings of these events, and post the results on a dedicated Facebook page. I'll be sharing more details when the page is live.
During this year, I started a new favourites collection, which I called The Built Environment. I watch many urban photographers, so I thought it would be interesting to feature their work in a dedicated collection. Her are some examples:
Monday, 30th January:
Amazing Birthday gifts
A beautiful gift from my great friend
Another amazing gift from another dear friend,
And from my desr friend
Also many thanks to another old friend,
for his gift subscription
I have also received a poetic gift from the winsome and wayward
Blue ones, grand ones with carved lintels, some open, welcoming,
others sealed, mere puzzle pieces in a calculus of abstract longing.
Ancient and new. Gates, sagging on rusted hopes, secret entrances
to hidden passageways, faerie doors and those bereft of magic.
It was not surprising to find them there, curated, accessible.
The words, too, contained multiple points of entry.