Monday Musing

Morning Pogue, I’ve had a week off from writing letters because, well, I just hadn’t got enough thoughts stored away to commit anything meaningful to paper. Sometimes the well runs dry and I need a place of silence to replenish myself. Know that one? Anyway, you asked me a question and my mind has been … Continue reading Monday Musing

Do I Feel?

And here I amThoughts in handAsking do I really feel the way I feel?Or am I destined to misunderstandAll that I ever knew?Now I’m questioning what was saidI’m finding other meaningsAll has run wild inside my headConfusion conflicts my feelingsWhere once I was so sureThere’s now doubt about my dealingI’m going to consult my seer … Continue reading Do I Feel?

This day…

Well Pogue, If I told the roads in Nepal weren’t the best I’d be cutting the roads some slack. Honest. We had a seven hour car journey yesterday back to Kathmandu. In England, three hours, tops. It eventually took fifteen hours. Now we were travelling on the main road to Kathmandu but having gone, maybe, … Continue reading This day…

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

Hi Pogue, So I’ve been reminded of an old song over the last few days as I’ve wandered around Kathmandu city, especially near the sites with religious significance. It’s something I’ve been loosely aware of at various place when I’m at home but here it’s made me think. It’s the abject poverty that is apparent … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now

A Day In Kathmandu

I should have left my senses behind.So many colours even the rainbow will pale,So many scents seducing the unsuspecting desires, So many motorbikes ridden with reckless gleeSo many temples even omnipresence is pushed,So many gods, Shiva, Vishnu, Parvati, the whole crews in town,So many Buddas, Siddhārtha Gautama is relegated to division two,So much traffic making … Continue reading A Day In Kathmandu

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.

Pogue, Here’s a song I heard while I was out and about. You ever suddenly realise that you’ve been listening to a song, maybe for some minutes. Your subconscious has found it and is enjoying the beat or the words and then invites you to join in? Well here’s one where that happened to me. … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.


I was slow to learnBut I’m thinking I am not alone,And when I came to knowIt was like, EYES WIDE OPEN!How did I miss that one?What just happened?I was so blind sidedFor in that momentI came to know that savioursTravel incognitoNot minding they go unrecognisedNor seeking glory and adoring praise,Rather quietly doing what they must … Continue reading Saviours

Born In The Morning

Born in the morningAs the last stars recedeStanding tall in the vague dawn lightChilled by the breeze before the breaking sunThe world stands newStark in the receding nightThat has left all naked and exposedBefore the descending dayNow the journey of a life has begun Faced with the overwhelming onsetOf knowledge and experience and consciousnessAnd an … Continue reading Born In The Morning

Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.

Good Day Pogue, Today I’ve decided to send you a sound which is summed up in this song. You see, for as long as I can remember, I have loved the sound made by the Hammond Organ. And no one plays that instrument better than Stevie Winwood. I’ve been playing this song, and the album … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.

A Bird

There’s a bird I watch from my windowShe comes day after daySoaring on the up draughtsBorn of stormy windsNever fluttering a wingEasyQueen of the skyNot a care or concern can be seenAnd as Lawrence wrote “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself A small bird drop frozen dead from a bough without ever … Continue reading A Bird