Remy, the Unwitting Electrified Jedi Army

by Paul Raworth Bennett Click here to listen along (the audio plays in a separate browser tab, so press "PLAY" and then return here to read along). After decades of fruitless, frantic searching Remy finally found Heart-Kettle's electric cord, and Into a gentle current of warmth and love He finally plugged it, feeling rather chuffed that … Continue reading Remy, the Unwitting Electrified Jedi Army

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Music… our gateway to bliss!

by Paul Raworth Bennett Feeling philharmonic (classically, at least) and yearning for a shamelessly emotional, musical catharsis? Sergei Rachmaninoff - an undisputed master at filling people's eyes with tears - was so utterly absorbed by his love affair with music that I wouldn't be surprised if while deep in thought, he'd walk into more than his fair share of street … Continue reading Music… our gateway to bliss!

We Are Our Closest Circle

Alfred Lloyd Tennyson famously said "I am a part of all that I have met." This little gem makes me reflect on how I affect others - perceptibly or otherwise, for better and for worse. And just as importantly, it reminds me how the people that I welcome into my own life can have a … Continue reading We Are Our Closest Circle

Vowelplay

by Paul Raworth Bennett Hassan can, at a handclap, call a vassal at hand and ask that all staff plan a bacchanal. This surprisingly coherent little piece of verbal frivolity is an example of univocalics - a type of constrained writing in which all words use only a single vowel. The brilliant Canadian poet, Christian Bök, … Continue reading Vowelplay

Happy Day (a poem for DH)

by Paul Raworth Bennett Click here to listen along (the audio plays in a separate browser tab, so press "PLAY" and then return here to read along). (for DH) The graceful young woman, her dreamy blue eyes Reflected the colour of heavenly skies Her hiking companion, with spirited heart Did know that their friendship had … Continue reading Happy Day (a poem for DH)