collage poem, Corona Diary, Digital Writing, Lockdown Diary

Once Upon a Lockdown Rose: collage work and hybrid writing

I wrote a hybrid piece called 'Once Upon a Lockdown' - part poem/prose/diary -  and submitted it to The Great Margin with thanks to a small commission from Paper Nations - which I've mentioned before.  'Once Upon a Lockdown' starts in March, when Boris Johnson announced there was going to be a lockdown, and roses… Continue reading Once Upon a Lockdown Rose: collage work and hybrid writing

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Lockdown Week 7: Quiet and Slow

Very little to write about this week.  Where I live, in West Wiltshire, there is a vague sense that something is about to change, possibly because of the government's new slogan (Stay Alert!) and ahead of Boris Johnson's broadcast to the nation tonight.  We've noticed more cars on the road and there seem to be… Continue reading Lockdown Week 7: Quiet and Slow

Discover Prompts, Weekly Update

Lists, including wrong lists

The Discover Prompts from WordPress have stopped now.  I felt a little flurry of excited anticipation when they started up again for April but they never really lived up to my expectations, to be honest. Now they've gone, though,  I miss them a bit.  'Lists' was one of the prompts that I didn't actually write… Continue reading Lists, including wrong lists

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Discover Prompts: Grateful for Rainbows in Windows

I'm grateful to the children, families and schools who've made pictures for windows and fronts of buildings as a way of saying thank you to NHS workers and frontline workers and as a means of expressing hope that things will get better.  Here is a selection of artwork I've seen as I've walked around the… Continue reading Discover Prompts: Grateful for Rainbows in Windows

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Discover Prompts: Focus

One person's method of focus is another person's route to distraction. Other people's rules rarely work for me.  I need to find my own routine and sometimes, often, that isn't a routine at all.  I listen to my own rhythms and they change daily.  I write lists and this helps me to focus on what… Continue reading Discover Prompts: Focus