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  • To the right (or below if your reading this on your phone!) you’ll find image links to the posts that have generated the most Likes from readers to date. Please let me know what you think.
  • The Poetry menu will let you see all my poems, or select a page of my favourite posts. These are ones I think say what I mean best; or I most enjoyed writing; or remind me most of why I wrote them. Please click Like if you enjoy them!
  • There’s also a menu item for the pieces I’ve written in response to the WordPress daily prompt, something I find invaluable in kicking my brain into gear – and a great way of seeing what others are writing.
  • You can find my non-poetry stuff under the appropriate menu items, and of course the Blog has everything I’ve written.

When I started this blog it was with the intention of writing opinion pieces on subjects I feel strongly about; the post Sorry Mum… explains a little more about why. I thought I might also try to write the occasional short-story or humorous piece.

This was a real departure for me. Despite having a longstanding desire to write something (anything!), I come from a resolutely non-literary background. Before this blog I’d written nothing original since school, and that was a long time ago.

But, soon after starting – and quite accidentally – I came across haiku. And the bug seems to have bitten me, to the extent that this short form of poetry is what you’ll find most of here.

Please note: I don’t consider my writing true haiku; I really just adopt the three line 5-7-5 syllable format and do what I feel like within that. As someone who likes structure(!) I find this a comforting constraint, and I enjoy the challenge of maximising meaning from a few words.

Anyway I hope you’ll enjoy reading a few of my pieces, and I’d really appreciate any comments.

Thanks again,

Mike.

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