Spring is Here

New life growing everywhere Nesting birds in every tree Spring is here and all is new Scents from blossom flying free Swollen itching weeping eyes Blocked up itching sneezing nose Painful ears and aching head That’s the way the season goes Coughing wheezing tightened lungs Itchy scratchy painful throat Reddened rashes on the skin To…

Review “The Cabin in the Woods” (2011)

I’m not sure what I expected, watching this. Something a bit silly, a bit schlocky, a bit of mindless fun, soon to be forgotten. I was pleasantly surprised. “The Cabin in the Woods” is a horror/comedy, and on a superficial look seems like it ought to be the ultimate in cliché. I mean, five (young)…

The Colour Yellow

Yellow bright Golden moon on starry night Yellow tree Wattle sings to honey bee Yellow yield Of ripened corn and wheat in field Yellow glow Reflected light on water flow Yellow heat Of fire in hearth where loved ones meet Yellow earth From yellow sun that brings it birth

Review “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007)

“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” was the last film directed by Sidney Lumet, a director with a career spanning sixty years and included masterpieces such as “The Verdict”, “Serpico” and “Dog Day Afternoon”. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Albert Finney, Ethan Hawke and Marisa Tomei. The film involves two brothers plotting to rob their…

If only you and I

Once I could eat your bones Suck the marrow, consume every splinter Absorb the foundation, the structure of you If only, if only I could do this every day A continuous meal from now till forever If only you and I Could be one Now and for all time

Towards the Welcome

Weathered rowboat pulled up on the lake’s edge Oars folded neatly inside  Red horizon fading As white stars burn fire across the heavens Thick-barked conifers shiver as the night wind picks up And the deep blue water tickles and pats The sandy shore Find the way by starlight Down toward the wooded headland To the…

Film Review Eternal Winter (2018)

“Eternal Winter” was directed by Attila Szasz, and stars Marina Gera, Sandor Csanvi, and Laura Dobros. It begins in 1944 Hungary, when Iren and other women of her village are rounded up by Soviet soldiers and deported to Siberia as forced labour. They have been taken because they are Swabians, a German-speaking minority in Hungary,…

A Still Small Voice

In the howling of the storm it is the voice of God that whispers, A still small voice Be at peace. I am here. In the raging of the tempest His hand stills the waves In the violence of the whirlwind He stands at the centre  We are tossed and torn on the currents Tumbling…

Review “The Red Shoes” (1948)

In 1948 The Red Shoes was released, a story about passion warping into obsession. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, collectively known as the Archers, directed this film. ‘The Red Shoes’ is a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, which they used as the inspiration for the plot. Briefly the story revolves around a ballet company, the…

Medicine today

Time was You got sick, you went to the doctor You got examined, you got medicine and advice How times have changed Now, you get sick And the doctor won’t let you in You might have the plague, they cry We’ll talk to you over the phone No examination, guesses instead of advice Left high…