Archive for May, 2010

New Beginning

May 26, 2010

I am returning to this blog. I have been away from it for some time simply because of pressure from work which will not diminish until the Autumn, and it won’t end there (gladly). There is little time for extra things like writing blogs yet thoughts put into words and expanded, replies to interesting comments all help to stimulate the mind and keep the train of thought going. It also helps to put what I am doing into context; makes me reason even more about what I am doing and why.

I have just replied to an interesting comment linked to my last post (Allan Ginsberg) though not connected to it which has taken some time to compose and thus forms really the start of this new phase of writing, so please take a look at it.

Allan Ginsberg

May 4, 2010

Here’s something true. I wrote it down a while ago like a little piece of poetry.

Allan Ginsberg once came into the shop in which I worked. It was Allan Ginsberg. Selecting some postcards he asked “How much are these?” “50p” I replied. That was too much for Allan Ginsberg. He put them back and bought one at 15p. And went out. And that was the kind of man he was?

I think it was re-reading my Richard Brautigan books which brought that one on.