Sonnet 18, by William Shakespeare

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  Hope you enjoy this audio recording of ‘Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare ‘ – performed by my student Estée Spencer as part of her LAMDA Grade 8 Verse & Prose exam (Gold Medal). You will also find a copy of the sonnet below.   Some interesting links below along with a note of Estée’s other choices.  If you have time add …

PHOTO trigger 1

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PHOTO trigger 1 – source: unknown.   I saw this in a stationery shop on the floor by the photocopier.  I asked the assistant where it came from as I loved it so much!  He didn’t know and said that he had a customer who often took in old magazine photos to be blown up.  I asked for a copy and …

Religious Affair

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POETRY   Religious affair   I’m not religious, I’m just intrigued by it – But I’m kind of hooked on it.   I’m not religious, I’m just involved With it – But I’m not committed to it.   I’m not religious, I’m just entangled In it – But I’m not attached to it.   I’m not religious, I’m just obsessed With it …

Christ Mass versus the Void

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PHOTO: Bev J Williams   I appear to have been extra sensitive to the build up to this Christmas. Stopped in my tracks to consider the sick on the pavements, the swaying and shouting in the streets, the stressed shoppers and the angry drivers. Do we truly have a collective purpose to Christmas anymore? Churches and Cathedrals are experiencing a …

Poem & Article – ‘Woman’s Hour’

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  Article first…poem at the end.   I believe all women are equal. I’m all for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ and most of what it and other programmes like it stand for….however, I do have a problem. I feel that there needs to be a greater celebration of the femininity and achievements of woman who haven’t had children or …

Poem – ‘Not Your World’

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  Not Your World   Don’t judge your neighbour, Or the man on the edge, A tramp with a bottle, The depressed on a ledge.   Don’t look with narrow perception, Or a smug little grin, Judging without knowledge A world you don’t live in.   Don’t call people stupid, Or misguided fools, Questioning their intelligence Not to live by your …