1-The Emptiness of Uncut Diamond-001 panormaicsometimes I smile

‘Wednesday Reflections/Sometimes I smile’ was my year-long blog project attempt sharing the inspiration, frustrations, pain, philosophies and thoughts that lie behind my poetry collection plenty-fish, as well as points for potential reader discussion and also writers’ prompts. Meanwhile, on instagram I shared a year’s worth of photos with a quote from the poems in ‘plenty-fish’. These can be enjoyed below.

instagram of fences 26 July 2017

instagram journey of the fruit 2 aug 2017

instagram still the apple 13 aug 2017

instagram for her a different skin 16 aug 2017

instagram 23 aug 2017 lets remember

instagram 30 aug 2017 cutting to the bone

instagram 6 sept 2017 the je ne sais quoi of itinstagram 13 sept 2017 i bite down on the memory

instagram 20 sept 2017 elliptic

instagram 27 sept 2017 walking under water

instagram 4 oct 2017 cactus bllgown

instagram 11 oct 2017 throughrose-tintedglasses

instagram 18 oct 2017 on the brink of adultery

instagram 25 oct 2017 small deceptions

instagram 1 nov 2017 This Holy Shrine

instagram 8 nov 2017 wanting

instagram 15 nov 2017 nomadic

instagram 22 nov 2017 all the flowers

instagram 29 nov 2017 wired flesh

instagram 6 dec 2017 evolved

instagram 13 dec 2017 imprints

instagram 20 dec 2017 coffee break

instagram 27 dec 2017 bagging up

instagram 3 jane 2018 against the vacuum

instagram 10 jan 2018 and when

instagram 17 jan 2017 home

instagram 24 jan 2018 losing faith

instagram 31 jan 2018 past acrificial

instagram 7 feb 2018 transplanted

instagram 14 feb 2018 some prayer

instagram 21 feb 2018 meditation on with for

instagram 28 feb 2018 white

instagram 7 march 2018 re composition

instagram 14 march 2018 in the ointment

instagram 21 march 2018 his wife

instagram 28 march 2018 shells

instagram 4 april 2018 van goghs other mistress

instagram 11 april 2018 pied

instagramm 18 april 2018 through glass

instagram 25 april 2018 museum offering

instagram 2 may 2018 the hummingbord case

instagram 9 may 2018 bewitching

instagram 16 may 2018 looking back

instagram 23 may 2018 the philosophers magnum opus

instagram 30 may 2018 raindrop on a red leaf

instagram 6 june 2018 too modest

instagram 13 june 2018 from grasmere

instagram 20 june 2018 against candlelight

instagram 27 june 2018 snatches

instagram 4 july 2018 endurance

instagram 11 july 2018 oil & water

instagram 18 july 2018 smile

plentyfish cover (1)At poetry readings, I often enjoy hearing about the background to a particular poem. ‘Wednesday Reflections/Sometimes I smile’ was my attempt to share the inspiration, frustrations, pain, philosophies and thoughts that lie behind my poetry collection ‘plenty-fish’, as well as points for potential reader discussion and also writers’ prompts. My collection ‘plenty-fish’ may be bought from Nine Arches Press, here, or my website, here. More Wednesday Reflections on other poems in the collection can also be found here.
1-The Emptiness of Uncut Diamond-001 panormaicsometimes I smile

A PDF VERSION OF THE WHOLE OF WEDNESDAY REFLECTIONS/SOMETIMES I SMILE IS AVAILABLE HERE: Sometimes I smile for website 08-07-17