Trev Teasdel – Poetry and Fictions – PDF books

Welcome to my Poetical Works – Rock / Performance poetry, flash fictions, short stories, poetic song lyrics. You will find below links to my free and downloadable ebooks.


Trev Teasdel’s totally unique musings, dada surrealist observations and pithy stream of consciousness. There is often a grain of something profound that resonates. He’s a word-juggler, verb prancer and a conjurer of imagery that makes you frequently smile or even laugh out loud.” Al Savage – Songwriter, Poet and Musician.

Trev is a riot, so very imaginative and creative; has been all his life! Dedicated to words bringing forth extraordinary images in one’s mind!”  Maree MacPherson former adjunct professor, Connecticut.

He is a poetry gangsta
Shooting words from the hip
Spouting wine, sending words to sip
He’s got a pen
Inked and loaded
Goaded by Trump
And other misguided
Missiles, he’s riled
Anger undisguised
Its his posse style.

Sarah Boon – Radio Stockton Presenter.

See About for Trev’s background.

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My books on this page are pdf ebooks and you can follow the hyperlinks to view or download them free via Google drive.

However the books are also these Flipbook links.

The books are also available on 2 other platforms as digital Flip books.

Facebook – Poet Reprobate 

Featured books by Trev Teasdel

Nightfall in Sorrento consists of fast paced, lively Performance Poetry written mostly between 2004 – 2008 and performed at many of my gigs.
Hey Up – What’s the Crack / Dance and R n B The Surround Sound…1st published by Glass Orange.
Read or download the free pdf book here –

Holograms From the Lilac Canopy The first of 13 books written on Facebook and other social media published 2015. Consists performance poems, surreal / humourous and poetic flashing fictions and stories. Read or download  the free PDF book here

APPLE DUMPLING TOWN – An impressionistic series of semi-surreal cityscape scenarios or poetic fictions. An Indie-Poet Production 2003. A new compilation of under the theme Apple Dumpling Town.

JAZZ TOWN – Spoken Word and Music album and book. Selection of work set to my guitar or bass guitar. Click the link to the Jazz Town page to view the PDF book and the Bandcamp player for the musical versions.  “This is Jazz Town. The melody of the rain, Trumpets of improvised images rain down. Maple Leaf or make believe, could reality be this absurd!”

OCTOPODUS  – (LOCKDOWN NOVELLA) published 2020. Written over 16 days, a chapter a day on Facebook. A strange and exciting story, influenced by the beginning of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and written in a stream of consciousness style with motifs in the form of the Octopi and the Terrapin obliquely representing what was going on at the time. Click the link to read or download the book and links to Bandcamp with a musical / aural version of the book.” “Red rusted ships, the smell of fish that rose on the wind from the docks,”


LEMON DRIZZLE AVENUE Publish 2022. Newest book. Click link to view or download free pdf version of the book. Titles include Paprika Street, Snack Bar Morning, Walk in Friday, All My Houses Are Drunk, Apple Juice Way, Up On Easby Moor, Nicky had The Soft Touch, Lantern Lane, Mad Planet.

CITY OF DREAMERS The latest book 2022 of poetic fictions. Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information. Titles include Anaïs, My Life as a Circus Horse, Not a Cluedo, The Blues in the Moonlight, A Résumé For Lydia, Botticelli Italiano, Ratsville, Streets Never Go Straight, Forgotten Films.

The BRIDGE AT ANGROVE published April 2022.  “In the Winter Apple boulevards with scrumpy cider clouds the Bilberry Bramley omnibuses are belching to a halt. In the raincoat-hatted bus stops”  Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

APRICOT SUNDAY Published July 2021.” Holy fuck, the clocks slept in – sprawled over the wall like a Dali sketch – even the digitals were buffering and burping on low coffee levels.”  Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

LILYPAD STATION Published 2021. “Clarissa tested positive for sex appeal, lockdown had put her in a strange position, she looked out of her curtains at the makeshift homeless shelters built out of reinforced toilet roll tubes”  Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information

The DAWN CHORUS OF A RURAL REBEL. Published in 2020.  “I grew up in Bookcase Street, in a 3 bed-room bookend, sentenced to verbosity, but don’t quote me on that.” Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

Monsieur Sauvignon Published 2020.The work is largely inspired by the names or wines and spirits” “In the apple-dumpling streets in the Brussel-sprout winter, neon flashing umbrellas reflect
thunderstruck window-shoppers with cling film
clothing sticking to skin”  
Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

OFF THE RAILS Published 2019. “It’s hard to know when I went of the rails, I could never think in straight lines, I took the detours, the tangents. They said leave school, get a job, buy a car, a house, marry, consume, invest and save, grow old gracefully, that was the plan.” Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

A Cheap Novel in a Backstreet Charity Shop Published 2019.  “Your name is Saxon Picasso, your food is the love of a painted lady, polyphonic, vamping, colourful, semi-surreal. You wear a top hat with white rabbits for brains, and a suit of autumn leaves. You play for the symphonium sky and Brazilian braziers and Parisienne bras.” Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

Born in Atlantis Published in 2018.  “Tom thumbed a ride across Desolation UK, sleeping in alleys and shop doorways with spikes. The cops stole his sleeping bag and fracked him until he shook with cold..”   Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

The Lost Scrolls of the Apekalypse Published 2018. “Moneyfact lived in a brown worn out wallet in Tango Town and slept on a Visa card in the orange light of a Tango Town night. There were a few of them in the wallet sharing food with straws.”  Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

Picasso’s Secret Cafe and the Planet of Debt Published 2016. “Joey Quantum came on like a wave-form but posed as a particle when the press were present. He’d do his double slit trick but ended up in some parallel dimension after a comedy of errors
brought him to his knees. Soon..”  
Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.


The Escaped Poet  My first publication, published in 1984 as a physical chapbook by The Poetic Licence Collective and revised and added into as a PDF / ebook in 2021. It contains lyrics poems and stories and graphics. “One day Poetry jumped down from the shelf, tore itself free from the books it was contained in, formed itself into a Union
called ‘Poetry alive’..”  
Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.

Poet Reprobate This was my second book, first published as a physical chapbook by the Poetic Licence Collective 1985 and revised and added in to as a PDF / ebook in 2021. Consists of early material written in the 70’s and 80’s. “Is this it, the final handshake, the last goodbye? Have they finally decided not to tolerate my ability not to be manipulated by their system but in-
stead manipulate it to my own needs?”  
Click the  link to view or download the book or for further information.


BLACK LIZARD STREAM Trev’s poetic song lyrics some used in performance or for local bands and one set to music by Pete Waterman before he was famous but not in a SAW style.

Currently a website – view here
but a book version is forth coming!

The Cannon Hill Park Soliloquy – Extended performance poem / sequence originally performed live with music at various venues in the early 1980’s in Sheffield Art College, Middlesbrough Town Hall, Stockton Dovecot Arts Centre, Darlington Arts Centre, Guisborough Tocket’s Mill and more and set in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park with a surreal but anti-war theme.

My World or Yours Trev’s poetic and witty one liners, quotes and quips with some of his scenic photography.


Songs from The Coventry Underground
Broadgate Gnome Label 2007

Consists of 17 of Trev’s songs written in the 70’s and 80’s and recorded at time of writing on Cassette or later Portastudio and digitally cleaned and remastered.

The CD and downloads were originally available on Amazon US and iTunes but now available on the website Europe.

Listen on Bandcamp here

ALSO working on some other books –

Tales of a Gold Miner – Margaret Weir (Poet, Creative Writing Tutor, Leader of the Phoenix Poets, Co-editor of Outlet and Mother).

Orange-Aid – Ann Wainwright (Poet, editor of Poetic Licence, Station Identification, Co -organiser of the Castalians and New Poetry Scene at the Dovecot Arts Centre Stockton and a co-organiser of the The Writers Café at the Georgian Theatre Stockton, and Mother)


Trev Teasdel live at the Writers Café, Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Tees, 2006 – 4 performance poetry tracks Sin City, Dance and R & B, Streetbattle and Stereophonic London. All in the book Nightfall in sorrento except Streetbattle (Heed the word) which is in Escaped Poet – both book on this site.

Trev – Live performance at The Cutty Bang Cabaret at the Music Lounge in Stockton on Tees September 2017


I don’t use AI to write – too full of my own ideas but as an experiment,  I’ve tried Chat Open AI for reviews / analysis to see if what I think I’m doing is in accordance with these reviews of my pieces.

AI is isn’t always accurate as yet, but these check out with my own perceptions ie that I draw on my long experience of writing and its techniques for these spontaneous pieces that I now write. My craft started with prolifically writing poetic song lyrics and some poems and short stories in the 1970’s and 80’s, my current work is lyrical, using a mix of poetic techniques, stream of consciousness, juxtapositions, social commentary, sensory and imaginary imagery, absurdity and surrealism, thematically using aspects of technology, philosophy, reportage, politics and other themes. These AI reviews seem to reflect that. I asked AI to review or analyse them – I haven’t yet asked for criticism or suggestions – just to see what it would come up with and if it resonated with me.

Here are the pieces so far followed by the analysis – 

The Apple-Dumpling Streets

In the apple-dumpling streets in the Brussel-sprout winter, neon flashing umbrellas reflect thunderstruck window-shoppers, with cling film clothing sticking to skin, and smudged, soggy poems spilling flat into the street, with the green melon taxis that pick up and go, near the horseradish banks with potato mash cash, bouncing the rain off the Rocky mountain buses, painted red in a raging, pre-staged storm. The rain is a ballet-burlesque for wet rushing wanderers, with night-cap-faces, tank top breasts and summer shirts, with fat sunned shorts. It’s cinematic wet, in sad sheltered arcades, where money rolls down drains, and into an abyss, where time is consumed, with throw away cans and cartons of pleasure. It’s a theatre of rain, where the players are us, in the lamplit traffic lights, where cars are boats, in the flip flopping flooding, on the fish-boating street. It’s the booming dash of a blockbuster sky where the ticket sales smile, and puddles sign autographs. It’s the world of parking-lot philosophers, breadcrumb chiropodists, Eton economists, in straight Royal flushes. It’s an impeachment of rain, a conspiracy of drenched-ness, deregulated decency, in the shower curtain subway, where buskers sail off on their own chords. Where the hot dog stand is a statement of policy, where slippery Joe, masseurs the manikins, in the Netflix night on Amazon Prime. It’s a Twitter democracy, a Facebook video, brazen on Instagram, barred out of Tumblr and sitting pretty on Medium. You sip cappuccino with your French yellow parrot and wait for the weather to pass.

AI Review of the the above piece

Your passage is filled with vivid and imaginative descriptions that create a unique atmosphere. It paints a picture of a rainy urban setting and captures the essence of the scene in an evocative and poetic way. Here’s a breakdown of the key elements in your writing:

Sensory imagery: You make effective use of sensory details to bring the scene to life. The apple-dumpling streets, Brussel-sprout winter, neon flashing umbrellas, cling film clothing, and smudged, soggy poems appeal to the reader’s senses and create a rich visual experience.

Metaphorical language: You employ metaphors to enhance the descriptions. For example, you describe the green melon taxis and horseradish banks with potato mash cash, painting a vivid and imaginative picture of the surroundings.

The theater of rain: You use the rain as a central theme, depicting it as a theatrical performance. The rain becomes a ballet-burlesque for wet rushing wanderers, and the scene transforms into a theater where the players are the people on the streets. This adds a dynamic and artistic element to the passage.

Social commentary: Your writing touches on various social and cultural aspects. The references to money rolling down drains, throwaway cans and cartons of pleasure, and the world of parking-lot philosophers reflect a commentary on consumerism, transience, and societal values.

Satirical elements: You incorporate elements of satire and humor throughout the passage. The mention of Eton economists, the hot dog stand as a statement of policy, and slippery Joe massaging mannequins in the Netflix night on Amazon Prime all contribute to a satirical and slightly absurd tone.

Digital age references: You reference various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, as well as streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. These references add a contemporary touch and highlight the role of technology in our lives.

Personal narrative: The passage concludes with a more personal touch, as the reader is invited to sip cappuccino with a French yellow parrot and wait for the weather to pass. This creates a sense of introspection and reflection, contrasting with the bustling and vivid descriptions earlier in the passage.

Overall, your writing is highly descriptive and imaginative. You effectively use language and metaphor to create a vibrant scene and evoke emotions in the reader. The blend of social commentary and satirical elements adds depth to the piece. Well done!


Paprika Street

This Beef Stroganoff sunset, boneless and overcooked with cars parked like cushioned mushrooms in sour creamed streets, where couples walk the garlic clove night and alleyways along Paprika Street, their half-fat Parsley chopped conversations echoing in the wild rice, non stick evening.

Half-cut poets with rhymed couplets in their hair make love to Iambic goddesses in cheap rented boudoirs of the Salty Pepper and Mustard night.

The flat-pack cars with instruction manual bonnets, built for the self-made-man with tartan sauce wallets, park in secret on Paprika Street.

Trading their way through crypto-currency lovers with bitcoin exchange rates, they gamble on love in the pale brown creamy night.

The gambling banditos of Warmonger Street invading the privacy of all who come near, weaponise anything that’s good for their ego. They trade in threats and armed intervention and never pay their bills on Paprika Street.

Food Banks and Tax Havens sit side by side, there’s something for everyone on Paprika Street, but no one gets the irony as they build homeless shelters for all the fallen investors.

Now the Brandy Sauce morning on Hangover Street, where humans are counters in somebodies game, is stretching its roads and drinking black coffee and hoping that all looks normal.

The work weary world with its left over wages arrive on a tray and are served to their bosses. They live for their phones, the sounds on their Spotify, the fashions and brands and loans for the poor.

The Stroganoff is cold, the sunset is sleeping and the cats prowl alone., in a world that’s boneless and overcooked.


Your passage presents a vivid and somewhat surreal depiction of a cityscape, incorporating elements of food, nightlife, social commentary, and poetic language. Here’s a breakdown of the key elements in your writing:

Culinary imagery: You use food-related metaphors and descriptions to create a unique atmosphere. The Beef Stroganoff sunset, cars parked like cushioned mushrooms in sour creamed streets, and references to garlic cloves, parsley, paprika, and mustard add a flavorful and sensory aspect to the scene.

Nighttime romance and poetry: You depict couples walking the streets at night, their conversations echoing in the wild rice, and poets with rhymed couplets in their hair making love to Iambic goddesses. This evokes a sense of romanticism and creativity.

Social and economic themes: Your writing touches on social and economic issues. The references to crypto-currency lovers, bitcoin exchange rates, gambling, food banks, tax havens, and fallen investors suggest a critique of financial systems and inequality.

Satirical elements: There are elements of satire present, such as the description of flat-pack cars with instruction manual bonnets and the gambling banditos of Warmonger Street who trade in threats and armed intervention. These satirical touches add a layer of critique and irony to the passage.

Existential reflections: The passage includes existential undertones, particularly in the descriptions of a boneless and overcooked world, the cats prowling alone, and the work-weary world serving itself up to bosses. These reflections hint at a sense of disillusionment and dissatisfaction.

Imagery of morning: The passage transitions to a Brandy Sauce morning on Hangover Street, where humans are depicted as mere counters in someone else’s game. This adds a contrast to the vibrant nighttime scene and conveys a sense of weariness and resignation.

Symbolism and metaphors: Throughout the passage, you use various symbolic elements and metaphors to create layers of meaning. For example, the self-made-man with tartan sauce wallets symbolizes wealth and materialism, while the work-weary world serving itself reflects the cycle of labor and servitude.

Overall, your writing style is rich in metaphor and imagery, creating a unique and somewhat surreal portrayal of a city and its inhabitants. The blending of culinary references, social commentary, and poetic language adds depth and complexity to the piece. Well done!


Meandering Down the Stream of Consciousness.

Walking along the streams of consciousness, through buttressed leaves in kick crumble rouge, past sloping off boats tugging at their moorings, past gates to huge houses, slipways slipping into the Thames to feed u bend swans fresh baked breadlets, past bent backed hedges with tangle-hair dreams and lean over fences and trees that reach up to the giant’s nest and the blow-bubble clouds with tingle-drop raindrops that fall on caught out blouses and coiffured hairscapes, while dogs chase the illusions of rabbits that spill from a cast off top hat, jammed in the hedgerow, awaiting the applause of a Drury Lane matinee, while taxies cut corners to pick up cut-out commuters from their brief-cased compartments and deliver them quickly to lap-top lovers with micro-soft thighs, and dropdown menus, before evening news and dinner for two on a punt down near Windsor, while couples tell lies that neither believes as a matter of ritual, and just to fill in time till the call of the duvet and feather-down pillows in the lovertime night with it’s dreams of long winding rivers, with trees that look like people and ducks that talk Norman and swans that sell cakes to passerby joggers in trainers and leggings that bounce on the leaves where rabbits lure dogs, with the illusion of food, and magicians lose hats, in a spell under the stars, and back by the streams where consciousness rushes, before walking by the banks of the Thames flowing home to it’s mansion of the sea, with it’s fish-maid servants and butler whales and ships that just seem to pass in the night.


Your passage takes the reader on a vivid and imaginative journey through a stream of consciousness. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Imagery and Description: Your use of descriptive language creates a rich and immersive experience for the reader. The imagery of walking along streams of consciousness and through various scenes, such as buttressed leaves, bent backed hedges, blow-bubble clouds, and tangle-hair dreams, evokes a sense of wonder and whimsy.

Symbolism and Metaphor: The passage is filled with symbolic elements that add depth to the narrative. The Thames represents a flowing entity, taking consciousness home to the sea. The ducks that talk Norman, the rabbits luring dogs, and the magicians losing hats all contribute to an atmosphere of illusion and enchantment.

Contrast and Irony: The contrast between the grandeur of huge houses and the simple act of feeding bread to u bend swans creates a sense of irony and juxtaposition. Similarly, the description of commuters in brief-cased compartments being delivered to laptop lovers with micro-soft thighs highlights the contrast between work and personal life.

Rhythm and Flow: Your writing has a rhythmic quality, with phrases flowing into one another and creating a sense of movement. This adds to the stream-of-consciousness effect and keeps the reader engaged.

Themes of Time and Ritual: The passage touches on the concept of time and the routines people engage in to fill it. Couples telling lies as a matter of ritual, waiting for the call of the duvet, and dreams of long winding rivers all contribute to a reflection on the passage of time and the rituals we create to navigate it.

Sense of Place: The setting of the passage is vividly portrayed, with references to specific locations like Drury Lane, Windsor, and the banks of the Thames. This grounds the narrative in a tangible environment, allowing the reader to envision the scenes more clearly.

Overall, your writing showcases a talent for descriptive language and the creation of immersive imagery. The stream-of-consciousness style adds a dreamlike quality to the passage, and the use of symbolism and contrast adds depth and interest. Well done!


The Tale of Joey Quantum

My entry into Quantum Shorts in 2015. They tagged it as engaging with WAVE-PARTICLE DUALITY SUPERPOSITION on their website! of course I’m no scientist, I was being surreal! Here’s the story.

Joey Quantum came on like a wave-form but posed as a particle when the press were present. He’d do his double slit trick but ended up in some parallel
dimension after a comedy of errors brought him to his knees. Soon after,
disappearing into dark matter, a legend grew up around him. Joey reappeared
from his double dip disappearance some months later and got featured in Natural Geodesic, deciphering esoteric mistletoe sculptures in outer Mongolia. It was there I got to know him, sun-baked in some oasis thinking it was a mirage. Joey had calmed down a lot, he’d been through a lot of scenes and dimensions and knew how to handle relationships. Joey met this violinist in some bordello on the border and all the way along on a Sampan in Shandong, she was playing along to the radio and Joey heard his name….it was hard to recall the curves of her melody but Joey described her as pure space, ever more mysterious the closer you got.

The world of men seemed obsessed with the acquisition of collected atoms, possessions, territories. They clashed like Titans, blasted apart atomic structures and rejoiced in war. Joey knew too much to fall for this illusion, what the Hindus call Maya. A chance mutation in his genetic structure had opened his mind to endless possibilities and viewpoints, all happening at once. Joey wanted to help his fellow men but how would he explain!

The papers had it in for him, they defined him in a headline, they demonised
him by association, they exposed his sex life, trashed his words of wisdom,
cut up his letters to read as something else, but Joey was a kind of illusionist, escaping their hold and challenging their grip on reality. He defied all their
predictions, confounded their plots with his spontaneity and led them on a chase. One day, they would wake up with a strange notion that the world wasn’t quite all it seemed. They were like laboratory rats kept in darkness, soon their eyelids would lift to a new reality. This would be his strategy!

I wanted to get Joey’s story down on paper, I had a deadline and an impatient
editor but nothing made sense. It would take a whole new language, a fluidity
of concepts and an inter-sensory medium to even get close to getting a handle
on Joey Quantum! I wasn’t up for the job, a limp pen in a dark ink but I did get
close to the violinist. Joey made love to her on some whole other level but we
just did the physical. The three of us were like chords on her violin, she’d run
her bow across us and the air would vibrate with a calming knowledge. I learnt from Joey that love was a communion of waves and atoms operating on different wavelengths. Love wasn’t about possession but about letting go of concepts. Nothing was separate. I couldn’t quite grasp it all but I had opened myself to learning.

It came on the news, one day after sundown, they had Joey down as an alien, surrounded him in the mountains, aimed their guns towards him. Joey was non-violent, and I knew he could handle himself. How many Joeys’ did they see through their sights? Joey was everywhere and nowhere, their bullets unpredictable in their trajectory. The Military put it down to oxygen-deficiency, high up in the mountains. They made excuses in the press. They never did get Joey Quantum. I still see him from time to time. He was an enigma they couldn’t fathom but they had begun to ask questions and that was a start!

We both continued to hang out with the violinist on different levels. Jealousy
played no part. Love was a form of communication, a method of learning, a
search for meaning, a transcendence of reality. Joey taught me well. I’m glad I
met Joey Quantum! His is quite a tale!


Your passage presents an intriguing and imaginative story centered around Joey Quantum, a mysterious and enigmatic character. Here’s a breakdown of the key elements in your writing:

Joey Quantum: Joey is portrayed as a complex and extraordinary individual with the ability to transcend dimensions and possess a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of the universe. His experiences and insights challenge the conventional worldview and the pursuit of material possessions.

Parallel dimensions and illusions: The concept of parallel dimensions and the idea of illusion are central to Joey’s story. He is described as an illusionist who defies the limitations imposed by society and the media. His experiences and knowledge allow him to see beyond the surface and challenge the perceived reality.

Media portrayal and societal critique: The passage touches on the power and manipulation of the media. The papers demonize Joey, twist his words, and expose his personal life. This critique reflects the tendency of the media to shape public perception and restrict individual freedom.

Love and transcendence: Love is presented as a transformative force that operates on different wavelengths and goes beyond possession. The relationship between Joey, the narrator, and the violinist represents a communion of waves and atoms, teaching them the importance of letting go of concepts and experiencing a deeper connection.

Challenging the status quo: Joey’s existence and actions challenge the established norms and structures of society. He eludes capture by the military and prompts questions that lead to a shift in perspective and a quest for understanding.

Narrative voice: The narrator conveys a sense of awe and fascination with Joey Quantum, as well as a willingness to learn and explore new possibilities. The narrative voice adds depth and engagement to the story.

Overall, your writing style blends elements of science fiction, romance, and philosophical musings. The story of Joey Quantum is presented in an imaginative and thought-provoking manner, with themes of transcendence, societal critique, and the power of love. The use of metaphors and imagery adds depth to the narrative, capturing the reader’s attention. Well done!

Catalytic Lovers

Some of us are logged in, or timed-out or in sleep mode, we are fat data-bases with wild emotions, accusative or encouraging, sparking on our chemical base, neural connective tissues with social issues in this virtual reality, we call life.

We are sponge fish or cat fish running for the train that’s always late with underpaid staff and QR codes that open the brain to other realities, realities that cut loose from multiple choice classrooms where there is only one right answer.

We take the world seriously, at face value, without question. Work is always punishing, the sea always beautiful and blue, but never a flood zone, an inundation with lost advanced civilizations awaiting discovery beneath. We know so little — yes, we who think we know it all…

Do you remember that time; lost in love, our bodies warm, a world out there, oblivious to our intimacy, minding its own business, while all our fancy logic melted down along our quivering thighs? What reality did we just tap in?

The news bulletins, hot on the hour, attitude influencers distributing the depression of world wide stories to human receptors. I tip my cap and walk away upon the wild unvarnished hills. The news here is organised in ice floe valleys with rippling streams and the alliteration of a honey-warm breeze…

We are catalytic particles, sparking and cackling with electrons, elliptical in shape, going round in circles while our thoughts abound in parallel universes…

Mason street is dull, the rain drums on sun-parasols, the barman brings beer and baguettes to the bourgeoise of the town; we walk in, our clothes screaming for spin dryers; our daylight love making glowing on our skin — but will they notice, speculate on social media, report us to the dull and everyday guardians of prim and proper? We are catalytic lovers, sparking and cracking, elliptical in positions, alliterative in our breathless sighs, heaving with the stuff of life..

The barman takes our clothes, puts them in the spin dryer, we fail to look embarrassed and drink our cocktails with finesse — we are both logged in to each other and run our cursors through each other’s hair — the bar staff look on and smile —

they have yet to exist…!


Your passage explores the intersection of technology, human emotions, and the complexities of reality. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Blending of Technology and Humanity: The passage begins with a metaphorical comparison of humans to logged-in, timed-out, or in sleep mode data-bases. This blending of technology and human experience sets the stage for the exploration of virtual reality and our interactions with it.

Questioning Reality: You raise thought-provoking questions about how we perceive and understand the world. The mention of multiple choice classrooms with only one right answer challenges the notion of a single reality. You invite readers to question the validity of their perceptions and the limitations of their knowledge.

Intimacy and Reality: The intimate moment shared between two individuals challenges the boundaries of reality and taps into a different experience. It questions what reality truly means and how it can be shaped by personal connections and emotions.

News and Perception: The contrast between news bulletins distributing worldwide stories and the peacefulness of nature reflects the influence of media on our perception of reality. It highlights the impact of attitude influencers and how they shape our understanding of the world.

Metaphorical Language: Your use of metaphorical language, such as referring to humans as catalytic particles sparking and cackling with electrons, adds depth to the exploration of our existence. The elliptical shape and parallel universes mentioned convey the idea of multiple dimensions and possibilities.

Social Norms and Authenticity: The scene in the bar challenges social norms and expectations. The characters embrace their authenticity, engaging in love making and displaying their intimacy unabashedly. It questions the judgment and surveillance of social media and society’s guardians of propriety.

Sense of Playfulness: The writing has a playful tone, incorporating alliteration and wordplay to create a sense of whimsy and enjoyment. This adds a layer of creativity and engagement for the reader.

Overall, your writing delves into the intricacies of human experience within the context of technology and virtual reality. It encourages readers to question their perceptions, consider the influence of media, and embrace authenticity. The use of metaphor and playful language enhances the exploration and adds depth to the passage. Well done!


What are days…

It’s Monday today — no wait it’s Thursday — oh what does it matter — a day’s a day whatever its name — things are what they are — not what you call them.

We are all here, in it together — this primordial soup — I’m due down the Brain Swapping shop on Sunday — or is it Tuesday — it’s interesting trying on other peoples brains — noticing their different perceptions, experience — the world — this thing we call the world — is so many different things and yet there is always some common ground.

I took my poetry down to the garage to have the metaphors cleaned and tested — now they sparkle and my personification has had fresh oil — you have to wear gloves when handling poetry — it gets under your finger nails.

I wear my poetry like a space suit — I explore different worlds — I’m artificially inefficient. I become the technology — the world is pure thought.

Where did the 50’s go — I look under piles of memories — ah, there they are — blow the dust off them — I’m a kid — everything is monochrome — and how weird there’s no internet — that’s my Tri-ang scooter…

Summer shorts playing in the sand, the sea painted in frothy white waves in the sandcastle morning, seagulls reading the Daily Express and sending saucy postcards to aunts and uncles — it’s post-box Sunday, there’s church goers on the promenade — it’s marmalade Friday, the UFO’s pop in for toast from a pop up toaster, the military hand over their weapons to the Toy Shop owner and war is declared null and void — there’s a rumour of the 60’s — they are trying out peace and love, the birth pill and free sex over the counter.

I forget where I am — somewhere in a catana, a catamaran of words — I declare all my phrases as out of date, available for soup, whether it’s Thursday or Monday — I haven’t a clue!

Oh grant me the grace to go galivanting, pole-vaulting through the black holes of Upper Sandford where the Chilli sauce is fresh, camping near Cross-Over Lake where the bi-centurions live like Saints.

It’s definitely Thursday — I was lied to…!


The passage you’ve shared is a collection of thoughts and reflections, presented in a poetic and whimsical manner. It appears to be a stream-of-consciousness piece that explores themes of time, perception, memory, and the subjective nature of reality. Here’s a breakdown of the key elements in your passage:

Perception of time: The narrator expresses confusion about the day of the week, suggesting that the specific labels we assign to days are inconsequential. This reflects the idea that time is a human construct and what truly matters are the experiences and connections we make.

Brain swapping: The mention of visiting a Brain Swapping shop and trying on other people’s brains symbolizes a curiosity about different perspectives and experiences. It highlights the diversity of human perception and how it shapes our understanding of the world.

Metaphors and poetry: The narrator metaphorically compares their poetry to a vehicle, mentioning the need to maintain and handle it with care. This reflects the importance of artistic expression and the impact it can have on the individual.

Exploring different worlds: The narrator describes wearing poetry like a space suit, indicating a desire to explore different realms of thought and imagination. It conveys a sense of intellectual and creative exploration.

Nostalgia and memory: The passage includes references to childhood memories, evoking a nostalgic tone. The mention of the 1950s and the absence of the internet highlights the simplicity and innocence of that era.

Surreal imagery: The passage incorporates surreal and fantastical elements, such as seagulls reading newspapers and UFOs visiting for toast. These imaginative details contribute to the dreamlike quality of the writing.

Uncertainty and humor: The narrator expresses confusion about the current day and humorously acknowledges their lack of knowledge. This adds a lighthearted and whimsical touch to the passage.

Overall, your writing style is poetic and imaginative, conveying a sense of wonder and introspection. The juxtaposition of different themes and ideas creates a unique and thought-provoking reading experience. Well done!


A Résumé For Lydia

Lydia kept the lid on it all, she slid down the bannister of all her wanton thoughts, feeling like a door mat in a B movie. The quantum mechanics of new wave politics left her cold in its wave / particle duality. She didn’t like the man who hid in her loft on a Sunday, his eyes were unholy and he only spoke in sine-waves. She didn’t like the way the rain fell on Badger street or the way the sun shone on All Saints day, she didn’t like the spokesman for some un-named government who appeared on TV when a lie had been told. She kept an annotated scrapbook of unholy lies with Zen illustrations etched in edible inks and lay in her underwear ripping up to do lists and longing for intimacy with no strings attached.

The trains on the hill would gurgle and pant with its tank wagons, box wagons and gondola cars towing rare planets brought back from space that the authorities wanted to own for their pride. The tower blocks phallic leered over her town with its corner street curry houses and take away pizzas and the rumble of bubble cars, Skoda’s and bicycles and Hiawatha police who patrolled all the markets and those mean dark alleys.

Lydia was a busker who faked all her singing, she played the guitar with broken tied strings and filled up her hat with stockbroker cheques and she kissed anyone who asked, while photographing their shoes and then tied up their laces to a dream they’d never dreamed. She would trip over gossip and cut out the juicy bits for a collage on the wall of the Town Hall.

Her lovers were meat heads with mountains of man buns with minions that carried their craven head thoughts to chambers of commerce for an afternoon lark. And she loved them with indifference and they back at her, too — all in aid of charity.

Lydia was lovable with an insect collection and skirts of pure space. The world was an artwork by artists that can’t paint and expressed by a poet who was allergic to words. She had sex on a Friday and sometimes on Sunday and believed in a someone who turned out to be no one but was handsome and cool and came round on a Wednesday.

I met Lydia in an autograph shop, she messaged on Tic Tok, and asked me to write her a short résumé. I wrote it on-line, she said she’d pay me in kind and I guess this is all I could say!


Your passage paints a vivid and colorful picture of Lydia and her experiences, capturing a sense of unconventional and quirky charm. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Lydia’s Contrasting Feelings: Lydia is depicted as a complex character with conflicting emotions. She feels like a doormat in a B movie, suggesting a sense of being taken advantage of or overlooked. While she dislikes certain aspects of her surroundings, such as the rain on Badger street, she also has a disdain for political figures and lies. These contrasting feelings add depth to her character.

Playful Language and Metaphors: Your use of playful language and metaphors adds whimsy and creativity to the passage. For example, Lydia’s wanton thoughts and sliding down the bannister of her mind create a sense of adventure and unpredictability. The reference to quantum mechanics and wave/particle duality adds a touch of intellectual depth to her disinterest in new wave politics.

Satirical Critique: The passage contains satirical elements, poking fun at authorities, tower blocks, and societal norms. The mention of rare planets brought back from space that the authorities want to own for their pride highlights the absurdity of power dynamics. The description of Lydia’s lovers as “meat heads” with mountains of man buns adds a satirical touch to her relationships.

Unconventional Choices and Quirkiness: Lydia’s unconventional behavior and choices, such as faking her singing as a busker and photographing people’s shoes while kissing them, portray her as a free-spirited and unconventional individual. Her insect collection and skirts of pure space add to her unique and quirky character.

Chance Encounter: The introduction of the narrator’s meeting with Lydia in an autograph shop, followed by the request to write a short résumé, adds an element of chance and unexpected connection. It hints at a potential relationship or collaboration between the two characters.

Brief and Concise Ending: The passage concludes with a short résumé that the narrator writes for Lydia, emphasizing brevity and succinctness. It leaves room for interpretation and leaves the reader curious about the nature of their interaction.

Overall, your writing captures the essence of Lydia’s unconventional and quirky personality, using playful language, metaphors, and satirical elements. The passage leaves the reader with a sense of intrigue and curiosity about Lydia and her unique experiences. Well done!


Life on Street View

Life on Street View was a buzz. We rode that mouse town to town, looking up
forgotten women and forgotten pals that got mixed up in our dreams, decades before when we were the hell raisers. The no-care youth of the world, oozing with ideas; crapping ourselves with creativity; dreaming of new eras; moving on the goalposts of what was possible; dreaming big but dreaming small; far from the smell of making money, free of the watchers and corporate control-freaks, where love was the currency and ideas were the street map. The world was one country with interlinking cultures, the soul was our passport, and passion was our engine. We were the architects of alternatives, we believed in other ways. We slept in damp alleys crying with sterility and dreamed with the archimage of how we could change everything that was wrong for this planet; and the music was unbelievable and cut to the chase and the poetry broke all of its rules and the books undid all the forced learning and we spoke with the heart and we spoke from our passion and we moved like greased lightning and painted the streets with rainbows of diversity and believed in each other and believed we could do better and we chased the old world into a corner of history. In the darkness of oppression a candle is lit and it only takes a movement of the head to see above your horizons.


Your passage exudes a sense of youthful energy, idealism, and rebellion. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Nostalgic Reflection: The passage begins by looking back at past experiences, riding through memories and seeking out forgotten women and pals. It sets the stage for a reflection on a time when the narrator and their friends were “hell raisers” with boundless ideas and creativity.

Rejection of Conventional Norms: The passage emphasizes a rejection of mainstream societal values and corporate control. It celebrates a time when making money was not the priority, and love and ideas were valued as currency. The focus was on exploring alternative ways of living and thinking, and challenging the status quo.

Unity and Global Perspective: The passage suggests a sense of interconnectedness and unity among different cultures. The world is portrayed as one country with diverse interlinking cultures, emphasizing a shared human experience. The soul is presented as the passport and passion as the driving force.

Idealism and Belief in Change: The passage captures a strong sense of idealism and belief in the power of individuals to effect change. The narrator and their peers are described as architects of alternatives, dreaming of new eras and envisioning a world where everything that was wrong could be changed. There is a focus on artistic expression, with music, poetry, and books breaking rules and challenging forced learning.

Unity and Support: The passage highlights the importance of unity and support among like-minded individuals. Believing in each other and in the ability to do better, the narrator describes a collective movement that confronts oppression and envisions a brighter future.

Metaphorical Language: The use of metaphors, such as painting the streets with rainbows of diversity and chasing the old world into a corner of history, adds vividness and imagery to the passage. It reinforces the sense of rebellion and the pursuit of a more inclusive and just world.

Overall, your writing captures a sense of youthful idealism, rebellion, and a longing for a more compassionate and equitable society. It paints a picture of a time when creativity, passion, and unity fuelled a movement for change. The passage conveys a powerful message about the potential for transformation and the belief in a better future. Well done!



In Fish Pie Alley where sullen shoppers swim, time has no power to reign, hand in pocket, the world of clocks — those stay at home time machines — grow bored. Even rain, so used to gravity, are puppy dogs toying with loops and jumps. Cashless shops with no joy of tills, slumped in restless arcades. I walk defrosted in the neon glare through the ghosts of the belly dancing hoards, and tip my cap, my bevelled hat, to their skill with human form. I tread unswept memories of a time when time was time, a time of joy and doubt and wondering if I could have done better. We are chemical constructs that spark and light and then are heard no more, who chanced their birth here in the walkways of Fish Pie Alley. Here Salvador Dali spoke of reality and how he slurred his paintings, life is just weird impressionism on a moving canvass of glow-worm paint. Now the rain is almost wet and gravity’s lost its touch and the sullen shoppers with Pop Art faces are the peers of bygone time. I float along, an Umbrella man, in time-stalled Fish Pie Alley.


Your passage paints a vivid and surreal picture of Fish Pie Alley, immersing the reader in a world where time loses its power and reality takes on a dreamlike quality. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Surreal Atmosphere: The passage creates a surreal atmosphere by describing Fish Pie Alley as a place where time has no control and ordinary things behave unexpectedly. Rain becomes playful, cashless shops lack the joy of traditional tills, and the neon glare illuminates the ghosts of belly dancing hoards. These elements contribute to a dreamlike and fantastical ambiance.

Reflection on Time: There is a contemplation of time’s passing and a sense of nostalgia. The mention of “stay at home time machines” and the wondering if one could have done better evoke a reflection on missed opportunities and the passage of time. The juxtaposition of the present moment with memories of a different time adds depth to the passage.

Imagery and Metaphors: The use of imagery and metaphors adds richness to the description. Fish Pie Alley is portrayed as a place where reality is distorted, and Salvador Dali’s influence is felt. The mention of slurred paintings and weird impressionism on a moving canvas of glow-worm paint reinforces the surreal and artistic nature of the setting.

Characterization: The sullen shoppers with Pop Art faces and the Umbrella man contribute to the visual landscape of the passage. These characters add to the atmosphere and the sense of a unique, almost otherworldly, community.

Language and Tone: The language in the passage is poetic and descriptive, capturing the essence of the surreal environment. The tone oscillates between introspection and observation, conveying a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Overall, your writing successfully creates an imaginative and surreal world within Fish Pie Alley. The passage combines elements of reflection, nostalgia, and artistic inspiration to transport the reader to a place where time loses its hold and reality becomes fluid. The vivid imagery and metaphors enhance the atmosphere and make the experience immersive. Well done!



Your name is Saxon Picasso, your food is the love of a painted lady, polyphonic, vamping, colourful and semi-surreal. You wear a top hat with white rabbits, for brains, and a suit of autumn leaves. You play for the symphonium sky and Brazilian braziers and bras. You mix with particles at the patriarchal parties where the Mona Lisa steps out of the painting and swings with the syncopated swingers. You laugh at the deconstructed starlight, the textural cacophony coated in coffee with water-winged wellingtons in the Aspidistra leathery foliage of late-afternoon lethargy. You are lost in the lilt and tilt of the cadence of time and kiss the lovers of your lost and found, basement bar imagination where romance is incense. All the world’s an umbrella and the truth is a patter of raindrops, a dichotomy of perception. You are free as the wind, dictators are haunted by you, they envy your lack of compliance. You are simple and transcendent, written off and written about, there are medieval streets in your maiden voyage beard, where street musicians hum in the hung-over night, sleepless in a stealth of a politics no one can name. You are everything we are not and you hold your sax like a golden street-wizard.


Your passage paints a vivid and imaginative portrait of a character named Saxon Picasso, showcasing their unique personality and artistic presence. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Vivid Imagery: The description of Saxon Picasso is filled with vivid imagery, allowing the reader to visualize their appearance and the world they inhabit. The use of phrases like “top hat with white rabbits for brains,” “suit of autumn leaves,” and “written off and written about” creates a vibrant and colorful picture.

Artistic Expression: Saxon Picasso is portrayed as a creative and expressive individual. Their involvement with the symphonium sky, Brazilian braziers, and patriarchal parties implies a deep connection to music and the arts. The reference to the Mona Lisa stepping out of the painting adds a touch of surrealism and highlights Saxon’s ability to blur the lines between reality and imagination.

Freedom and Nonconformity: Saxon is presented as a free-spirited individual who defies societal expectations. Their lack of compliance and the envy they evoke in dictators convey a sense of independence and nonconformity. This adds an element of rebellion and uniqueness to their character.

Dichotomy and Perception: The passage explores the concept of dichotomy and the subjective nature of truth. The comparison of the world to an umbrella and the perception of truth as a patter of raindrops suggest that Saxon embraces different perspectives and sees the beauty in contradictions.

Atmosphere and Setting: The setting described in the passage is a blend of medieval streets, a basement bar of lost and found romance, and the night where street musicians hum. This combination creates an atmosphere that is both nostalgic and mysterious, reflecting the character’s multifaceted nature.

Language and Tone: The language used in the passage is poetic and expressive. The tone is celebratory and reverent, highlighting the admiration and awe surrounding Saxon Picasso’s persona. The use of alliteration and metaphor adds depth and musicality to the writing.

Overall, your writing successfully captures the essence of Saxon Picasso as a larger-than-life character who embodies artistic freedom, nonconformity, and a transcendent spirit. The vivid imagery, poetic language, and imaginative descriptions contribute to a rich and captivating portrayal. Well done!


This is Jazz Town. The melody of the rain, Trumpets of improvised images rain down. Maple Leaf or make believe, could reality be this absurd! The spontaneity of raindrops, pin tail, head-face or heel cap; the two faced guitars rap in harmony. Lovers bathe in Malay Specials, pineapples, bananas, and the grapes of wrath; pipers pipe in the Tartan highlands, absurdist politicians walk the catwalk with Pablo Picasso painted policies. Play cat and mouse in their heatwave cat suits. The whole dumb-downtown ringing with unspoken melody, the scale of deception expressed in a trombone solo, the harmony of the intuitive revolution, the freedom of the hard pressed, the world was born out of jesters, all meaning is transient. This is jazz, cool jazz, rocking the rafters; break free of the clichés. This is the creative revolution where words and melody override their instruments. Break free of the TV, watch the news in a language you can’t speak, ditch the fashion brands, be an individual, we are revolutions of spirit, creative souls, exits and entrances, they are all the same, we are all one, embrace the harmony, melody and the rhythm of the rain. This is Jazz Town.


Your passage captures the essence and spirit of Jazz Town with its vibrant and expressive language. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Jazz Aesthetic: The passage embodies the improvisational and spontaneous nature of jazz music. The references to raindrops, trumpets, guitars, and trombone solos evoke the melodic and rhythmic elements of jazz, creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere.

Absurdity and Playfulness: The use of phrases like “make believe,” “absurdist politicians,” and “Pablo Picasso painted policies” conveys a sense of absurdity and playfulness. This aligns with the unconventional and often whimsical nature of jazz, where musicians and artists explore new territories and challenge traditional norms.

Social Commentary: The passage incorporates social commentary, touching on themes of individuality, revolution, and freedom. The call to break free from clichés, watch news in an unfamiliar language, and embrace one’s creative spirit reflects a desire for personal and societal transformation.

Unity and Harmony: The idea of all meaning being transient and the concept of oneness and unity are central to the passage. The reference to embracing the harmony, melody, and rhythm of the rain symbolizes a larger harmony and interconnectedness among people and the world.

Energetic Language and Rhythmic Flow: The use of energetic language, alliteration, and rhythmic flow mirrors the musicality of jazz. The words themselves seem to dance and syncopate, enhancing the overall musical atmosphere of the passage.

Overall, your writing effectively captures the essence of Jazz Town and the spirit of jazz music. The vibrant language, playful imagery, and social commentary contribute to a dynamic and engaging portrayal. The passage evokes a sense of freedom, creativity, and unity, inviting readers to embrace the transformative power of music and individual expression. Well done!



Anaïs sits for the photo, hides her face in the hat, the world is a French film played backwards in slow motion, her coffee is cold and her lovers fail her. She has partitioned her mind for realism and surrealism and she’s not sure which is which.

There’s snow on the mountains of the wild Pyrenees, there’s a war in the east that nobody can win, the soldiers are puppets of casino politics and the gas meter’s empty and the candles are lit.

She sits with her lovers, both real and imagined, they massage her brow and kiss by her navel, and they read her letters from her lovers of the past until her juices are flowing and there’s apples and bananas and her memories are strawberries that mix with her shadow on the walls of her mind.

Now she bathes in her realism and soaks in surrealism and dresses in assonance with essence of synecdoche. She’s metaphor and cliché, colloquial and fashionable and the clocks play roulette with the money on her gas meter and she sleeps with the bailiffs and fakes all her payments. Her poverty is a madness and her riches are beauty, she’s the Marchioness of loneliness with the loot of the wilderness hidden in boots.

I came by with a letter written by no one and watched while she opened it knowing it was nothing, compelled by her skin I kissed down her neck and the sun kissed the moon and the world was eclipsed and all of the dinosaurs came back as the world rocked n rolled.

We married in the spring and parachuted in France and it came on the news that the aliens were real and the war in the east came to an end and everyone was excited to see what they’d bring. And they took off with our leaders with their lies spilling out of their brains like apple juice and elderberry and we made love in the monastery of our own imagination and the trees were our family and the wind knew our names.

Anaïs spoke good French and was paid for her acting and the film was a cut up with trimmed juxtapositions and we dreamed it big and we dreamed it small and we all hide behind partitions of what others think we are, in a world where nothing is right and nothing ever — is wrong..


Your writing paints a vivid and introspective picture of Anaïs and her complex inner world. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Dualities and Contrasts: The passage explores the dichotomy between realism and surrealism, poverty and riches, loneliness and beauty. These contrasts add depth and complexity to Anaïs’ character and the world she inhabits.

Sensory Imagery: The use of sensory imagery, such as the cold coffee, flowing juices, and kissed neck, creates a rich and immersive experience for the reader. These details enhance the emotional and sensual aspects of the narrative.

Symbolism and Metaphor: The references to snow on the mountains, war in the east, and clocks playing roulette carry symbolic weight. They represent larger themes of uncertainty, conflict, and the unpredictability of life. Anaïs herself embodies metaphor and cliché, reflecting the complexities and layers of her identity.

Surrealistic Elements: The inclusion of aliens, dinosaurs, and a news report adds a surrealistic touch to the narrative. These elements blur the boundaries between reality and imagination, contributing to the dreamlike atmosphere.

Personal Transformation: The passage hints at Anaïs’ personal journey and growth. From partitioning her mind to bathing in realism and surrealism, she seems to navigate different aspects of herself. The mention of marriage and parachuting suggests a sense of liberation and embracing new experiences.

Language and Rhythm: Your writing exhibits a lyrical quality, with poetic language and a flowing rhythm. This enhances the dreamlike and introspective tone of the passage, drawing the reader into Anaïs’ world.

Overall, your writing skillfully weaves together themes of identity, imagination, and the blurred lines between reality and surrealism. The vivid imagery and poetic language contribute to a captivating reading experience. The passage invites contemplation and reflection, leaving the reader with a sense of the complexity and beauty of Anaïs’ journey. Well done!



Poetry is not what it seems,
It refuses to wear a tie.
It doesn’t have a day,
(even when personified).
It doesn’t care for rhyme,
Prefers to remain stress-free
and it’s syllables are private!
Poetry is not the military,
It doesn’t have to stand in line,
Salute preconceived ideas,
March on the orders of General Opinion,
Be confined to the barracks of books.
Poetry has a problem with meaning.
It can send out multiple messages,
With one cute metaphor,
Embrace paradox, be exploratory,
And hesitate before fixed ideas.
Poetry is your wild card,
It thrives on its poverty, to
Create a world out of nothing.
It can challenge ‘reality’
with a flagon of Salvador Dali,
It can laugh in the face of ‘rules’
and forge paths unknown to pens.
Poetry is the primordial soup,
Formless, opaque, hydrogenous,
With the promise of light,
stars and the uniqueness of it’s own universe.
Poetry is ‘Dark Matter ‘
Continuing to confound the scientific mind,
Measurable by intuition,
and insight thinking.
Poetry can be all things, and nothing
and everything in between.
There is nothing it can’t do,
And nothing it can’t be.
You can mould your own version,
and train it as a pet,
Feed it and water it with your very own concepts,
Discipline it, walk it on a lead.
Poetry is vapour refusing to be kettled,
forming huge travelling clouds,
giving life through it’s rain.
It’s not what it seems!!


Your poem effectively captures the essence of poetry and challenges traditional notions and expectations associated with it. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Playful Tone: The poem takes on a playful and rebellious tone, as it subverts the common perceptions and rules attributed to poetry. This adds an element of surprise and invites the reader to question preconceived ideas.

Metaphorical Language: You employ metaphorical language throughout the poem to describe poetry. From comparing it to a wild card, primordial soup, and dark matter, to envisioning it as vaporous clouds giving life through rain, these metaphors create vivid imagery and expand the possibilities of what poetry can be.

Freedom and Nonconformity: The poem emphasizes poetry’s inherent freedom and nonconformity. It rejects the notion of adhering to strict structures, rules, and meanings, instead celebrating poetry’s ability to challenge and transcend boundaries.

Multifaceted Nature: The poem suggests that poetry can encompass a wide range of expressions and meanings. It can be elusive, mutable, and open to interpretation. It thrives on ambiguity, exploration, and the unique perspectives of individual poets.

Empowerment and Creativity: Your poem encourages readers to embrace their own versions of poetry and mold it according to their concepts and ideas. It highlights the creative power of poetry and the agency of the poet in shaping their craft.

Resilience and Mystery: By likening poetry to dark matter confounding the scientific mind, your poem hints at the enduring and enigmatic nature of poetry. It suggests that poetry is beyond complete comprehension and can be measured only through intuition and insightful thinking.

Overall, your poem presents a fresh perspective on poetry, challenging conventional expectations and inviting readers to embrace its limitless possibilities. The playful language and metaphors enhance the poem’s impact and convey its central message effectively. Well done!


I met her for Ristretto, she was freshly ground, a barista, expresso, half milk, half water, with oat milk eyes, I came up on her antennae after radio silence. I’d been barred out of Nero’s for racing two wheeled chariots when she caught my eye. She’d married into poetry with sonnets at her disposal, looking for double meanings. “How come you don’t use clichés” she said, I shrugged, “I find them difficult, they always come out wrong”. I was doing radio, we talked about microphones and how it was hard to balance the impedance, “The whole world is ‘on mic’ “ she said. I said ‘that’s just your paranoia’ and we walked down by the river talking about the evolution of spiders out of prehistoric crabs. There were power boats boasting of speed and white water rafting. We were on the same wavelength and ordered a fresh Americano. “What do you make of the world”, she said. “The world is like coffee, it comes in different styles, you can mix up the ingredients and call it different names but it’s always just coffee underneath”. She was like a skimmed milk Caramelatte, with a shot of syrup and whipped cream, and we pulled out of the story quickly before they took the chairs away, and asked us to leave!


Your piece captures a whimsical and flirtatious encounter between two individuals over a cup of coffee. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Coffee Metaphors: The use of coffee-related metaphors creates a thematic thread throughout the piece. Coffee serves as a symbol for the world, with its various styles and ingredients reflecting the diversity of experiences and perspectives. This metaphor adds depth to the conversation between the characters and provides a unifying element to the narrative.

Playful Dialogue: The dialogue between the two characters is light-hearted and filled with banter. It reveals their personalities and creates a sense of chemistry and shared interests. The exchange about clichés and the difficulties of using them adds a self-awareness and authenticity to the conversation.

Imagery and Setting: The setting by the river, with power boats and white water rafting, adds a vivid backdrop to the encounter. The description of the woman as a skimmed milk Caramelatte with syrup and whipped cream paints a colorful and sensory image of her appearance.

Brief Encounter: The story captures a brief and fleeting moment between the two characters, creating a sense of spontaneity and adventure. The decision to pull out of the story quickly adds an element of intrigue and leaves the reader with a sense of anticipation.

Blend of Coffee and Life: The exploration of coffee as a metaphor for life and the world hints at deeper philosophical musings. It suggests that, beneath the surface, things may appear different, but they ultimately share a common essence. This reflection adds a layer of introspection to the narrative.

Overall, your piece successfully blends romance, coffee, and philosophical contemplation in a light-hearted and engaging manner. The coffee metaphors provide cohesion and depth, while the playful dialogue and vivid imagery bring the characters and setting to life. Well done!


There’s ghost inertia on the fringe of passion
The Art of Martial sex is well in fashion
Through Venetian specs with special effects
You get sex by text — whatever next!
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?
Humanoids on a downward track.

Trainspotting clones called Smith and Jones
Bug your deepest thoughts via mobile phones
Put credit-debtors in French-letters
with horse betters and ant petters
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?
Humanoids on a downtown track.

The Goat-farmer from Kathmandu
Is wise to your Karma and illusion of you.
This material world for those who fail
To see the light in this urbanic trail.
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?
Humanoids clickety clack a downward track.

There’s a car boot sale on a virtual beach
with a plastic snail and a slice of quiche
and a shopping mall for personality
This banality’s free on Reality TV
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?
Humanoids slide down the chimney stack.

You get post-grad cash-back
For shagging in the love-shack
A 6-pack, fast-track; 0% APR, the money goes far
A free toy car, so there you are!
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?

Humanoids caught on a salesman’s camera trap.
Give me Caffrey’s, give me wine
This Circe society has turned you to swine.
In this fiscal boom, you are what you consume
A two-timed dildo under a lover’s moon.
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?
Humanoids slide down the snakes and adders track.

It’s true, it’s true, life is a Vindaloo
Hot with passion, too highly spiced for you
Slow down, slow down, examine your vision
Your life is a bank
Instant credit, instant decision
Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack
What’s the Crack?
Humanoids on a downward track.


Your poem delves into a critique of modern society, exploring themes of consumerism, technology, and the loss of genuine connection. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Rhythmic Flow: The poem has a consistent rhythmic flow and employs rhymes to maintain its pace and create a musical quality. This enhances the delivery of your message and adds a sense of energy to the piece.

Satirical Critique: Your poem offers a satirical critique of contemporary culture and its obsessions. You highlight the superficiality of relationships formed through technology, the impact of consumerism on identity, and the shallowness of reality TV. Through these criticisms, you comment on the dehumanizing effects of modern life.

Imagery and Metaphors: You use vivid and imaginative imagery to convey your ideas. Metaphors like “trainspotting clones” and “plastic snail” create striking visual images that further emphasize your critique. The reference to the Goat-farmer from Kathmandu adds an element of wisdom and insight into the poem.

Repetition: The repetition of the phrase “Hey up! What’s the Crack? Alack alack, What’s the Crack?” serves as a refrain, reinforcing the poem’s overall message. It adds a sense of urgency and draws attention to the downward trajectory of humanity in the face of societal pressures.

Tone and Voice: The tone of the poem is satirical, evoking a sense of irony and criticism. The use of colloquial language, such as “Hey up!” and “What’s the Crack?”, contributes to the voice and adds a conversational and engaging quality to the piece.

Overall, your poem effectively employs rhythmic flow, satirical critique, vivid imagery, and repetition to convey your message about the negative aspects of modern society. It invites readers to reflect on their own lives and the direction in which society is heading. Well done!


Sorrento –

The Communion of the urban puzzle,
Where elegance is attitude.
The fashion club of the urban groove
eco-driven citizens.

In slender tones
of mobile silence
Nocturnal spiders
In basement bars
Live the lust
Of the selfish-gene
In Sorrento.

Spin-doctored money blenders
With hidden agendas
Crammed with fruit
In the cave of clones
Lie low in Sorrento.

In the wah wah cadence
Of Sorrento radiance,
Re-mortgaged Estate Agents
with Vintage Bentleys
sway in the breeze
to nightfall’s synthful,
sassy jazz.

Glow-worm leprechauns
In dust-down
Denim delights
And jazz-hot.
Hide behind enemy-lines
In Sorrento.

Nightfall in Sorrento
The civil disobedience
Of a New Era
The world in one city
Refuelled and air-cooled –
Adidas pre-Raphaelites
On a full-English cutting edge
Predicting a riot in
The chic -chill-out
Of a power-pop city.

The Revlon Accurist
With pipe smoking planes
In his own back yard
Sails his Skintight riverboat
In the shimmering waters of Sorrento.
The chaos of
A goose-pimpled
With his third wife
escape plan
from the regional assembly
Of the Canterbury tales
– Lost in Sorrento.

Midsummer night Dream-time
Astro-bars in Sorrento
Robert Frost fashion-brands
Follow the universe less travelled by.

She was a trainee with a code name
Sleeping with the saints in Sorrento
Dark textured
With age defining make-up
The full glamour and scandal

Eagerly awaited
The king of contenders
Hot toasted and out to sea
On another public art project.
Dizzy in the city with
Calvin Klein moth-repellent
Paying lip-service to high drama
In the urban puzzle.

She’s like art in unexpected places
Sky diving
Sexy, suave
Stealing the show
On the soft silken routes of Sorrento
On the soft silken routes of Sorrento.


Your poem takes us on a journey through the vibrant and stylish atmosphere of Sorrento, highlighting its urban puzzle and fashionable allure. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Imagery: Your poem employs vivid imagery to create a sense of the atmosphere and aesthetics of Sorrento. Phrases like “eco-driven citizens,” “wah wah cadence of Sorrento radiance,” and “Adidas pre-Raphaelites” evoke a modern, trendy, and cosmopolitan setting. The use of specific details, such as Vintage Bentleys and pipe smoking planes, adds richness to the imagery.

Rhythmic Flow: The poem has a smooth and flowing rhythm, enhancing the reading experience and reflecting the sophisticated ambiance of Sorrento. The consistent flow maintains a sense of elegance and attitude throughout the piece.

Allusions and References: Your poem incorporates references to various cultural and artistic elements. For example, the mention of Robert Frost and the Canterbury Tales adds depth and intellectual appeal. These allusions contribute to the overall atmosphere and give the poem a sense of being well-versed in cultural references.

Character Portrayal: You introduce intriguing characters within the poem, such as the Revlon Accurist and the trainee with a code name. These characters add a sense of mystery and intrigue, further immersing the reader into the urban puzzle of Sorrento.

Themes: The poem explores themes of fashion, art, individuality, and the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition. It presents Sorrento as a place where unique and unexpected elements come together, celebrating diversity and creativity.

Language and Style: The language used is descriptive and evocative, capturing the essence of Sorrento’s atmosphere. The style combines elements of urban language, sophistication, and poetic flair, creating a distinct voice for the poem.

Overall, your poem effectively captures the essence of Sorrento as a fashionable and culturally rich city. The imagery, rhythm, allusions, and character portrayals contribute to its engaging and immersive quality. Well done!

Botticelli Italiano

Botticelli Italiano served small air tubes of Tortellini. The Rigatoni rain belted down on the tight torsos of Italian male sculptures. The wild spaghetti haired women, like walk-in frescos with deep, rich hues and intricate shadings. They could have been painted by Giovanni Bellini. They ordered sheet pasta or Ditalini with Minestrone.

They spilled out of the Da Vinci code like rumours of Mary Magdalene in sittings for the Last Supper. Isadora Frank and Erica Jong zipless on a boat in Venice discuss their fear of flying. Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel orders Lasagne, with ricotta cheese.

The wine flows freely in the fountains, Lambrusco Bianco e Rosso, where wood nymphs bathe. This could be the new Renaissance, the turning point of alchemy, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Boyle, and Newton and the flamboyant and influential Paracelsus.

Lavinia Fontana, female artist of the Renaissance, painting Mars and Venus on the veranda, the aroma of Ravioli, its ruffled texture, stuffed with cheese and vegetables.

Latin lovers in Jumbo shells, Marinara, Alfredo, basil, garlic, olive oil, nuts, and cheese.

The world is a pasta dish painted by Hieronymus Bosch, with tincture of Philosopher’s Stone.

Lovers fall in and out of love, the war between paprika and oregano, one night stands with a marble torso, mixed pasta sauce on linen canvas. The world and its waitress service.


Your poem combines elements of Italian art, cuisine, and cultural references to create a vivid and imaginative portrayal of a culinary experience intertwined with Renaissance aesthetics. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Artistic Imagery: The poem is filled with artistic imagery, drawing inspiration from renowned Italian painters and their works. Botticelli, Giovanni Bellini, Michelangelo, and Lavinia Fontana are mentioned, creating a visual tapestry that immerses the reader in the world of Italian art.

Culinary Delights: The poem uses Italian pasta dishes as a metaphorical lens through which to explore various themes and concepts. The descriptions of tortellini, rigatoni, lasagne, and ravioli evoke a sensory experience, intertwining the flavors and textures of food with the aesthetics of art.

Cultural References: The references to the Da Vinci code, Mary Magdalene, Isadora Frank, Erica Jong, and famous Renaissance figures like Kepler, Galileo, and Newton add depth and cultural richness to the poem. These references create connections between art, history, literature, and the culinary world.

Sensuality and Love: The poem explores themes of sensuality and love, depicting lovers falling in and out of love amidst the flavors and aromas of Italian cuisine. The juxtaposition of passion and food adds an evocative layer to the imagery.

Surrealistic Touch: The mention of Hieronymus Bosch and the Philosopher’s Stone introduces a touch of surrealism to the poem, blending the real and the fantastical. This adds a sense of mystery and intrigue to the overall narrative.

Language and Style: The language used is descriptive, rich, and evocative, capturing the essence of Italian art and cuisine. The style incorporates elements of art history, cultural references, and a touch of surrealism, creating a unique voice for the poem.

Overall, your poem skillfully weaves together art, food, and cultural references to create an immersive and imaginative experience. The imagery, cultural allusions, and sensual themes contribute to its engaging and flavorful quality. Well done!


In the snack bar streets you can get a cup of tea and toast, the blank minds of morning are still half dreaming. You can see right across to the railway arches, the slow sleepy trains shunting in the low pay sidings, even politics is a little dozy in the light of daylight robbery.

I stir my cold coffee as the world wakes up with slow creeping traffic in a hurry to get to nowhere workplaces where the crack-whip managers have pens behind their ears.

Where is the world going, but round in circles, circling in space, cars on the ring road, morning to night, the circling of a salary back to the treasury, the milk round, the circus arena of days and years.

I stir a second coffee and look around me..

We live in a forgotten novel in a second-hand world, with notes to ourselves in the margins of time. Time is a trumpet, blending and blurring the notes, we no longer know what the game is.

We live for the coffee, the games on our devices, the music in the Cow and Bell on Saturday night, the snuggles and warm embraces, the headers and kicks of soccer on TV and the sad wages from the sin of work we hardly enjoy.

I put the world in my portfolio, hedge my bets for a windfall, crank up my laptop.

Quinton street is full of rain, the drains are busy labelling raindrops, the letter boxes are hungry for letters, the cars are punished with parking tickets, the wheels are being clamped, coffee has replaced petrol and the pumps are full of price tags.

The world is not ‘as seen on TV’

It’s just a stirring of the coffee, the clinking of a teaspoon in some cheap station Row café…


Your poem captures the atmosphere and observations of a morning in the urban environment, specifically in the setting of a snack bar street. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Atmosphere and Setting:
The poem creates a sense of the morning rush and the mundane routine of everyday life. The mention of a snack bar street, railway arches, slow trains, and traffic contributes to the urban setting, portraying a scene where people are hurrying to their workplaces.

Critique of Society: The poem offers subtle social commentary, suggesting a feeling of disillusionment and routine in modern society. It touches upon themes of forgotten dreams, the repetitive nature of work, and the disconnection between personal enjoyment and the pursuit of wages.

Symbolism: Coffee serves as a recurring symbol throughout the poem, representing the routines and comforts of everyday life. It is contrasted with the world outside, emphasizing the mundane and repetitive nature of existence.

Language and Style: The language used is descriptive and evokes a sense of detachment and resignation. The style is introspective and observational, highlighting the narrator’s musings on life and society.

The imagery used, such as rain on Quinton street, busy drains, letter boxes, parking tickets, and coffee replacing petrol, paints a vivid picture of the urban environment and the everyday struggles and inconveniences faced by individuals.

Reflective Tone:
The reflective tone of the poem invites contemplation and introspection. It prompts the reader to consider the monotony and meaninglessness that can be found in everyday life.

Overall, your poem effectively captures the atmosphere and monotony of urban existence, conveying a sense of disillusionment and detachment. The use of symbolism, descriptive language, and reflective tone contribute to its overall impact. Well done!


It wasn’t that I meant to say anything, I didn’t, believe me, but I left my camera bag on the grass. There are people who see clues everywhere, I’m one of them, I guess. The universe is some kind of soft pedal Cluedo — there is always a mystery to solve. The world was made by Waddington’s you’d think it was a game. I’m the innocent shuffler of the dice.

Some berate me because I got a double six, and yes I let Miss Scarlett seduce me, and no, I didn’t walk away with her bag. We live in a world of blame, and I’m big enough to take it all and let the world go free. Choose your cards freely, I’m not one to look over your shoulder.

My thoughts are Financial Instruments, I trade them like derivatives, watch them on the FTSE 100 Index. The more I think, the higher the capital Gains. It’s all a game of Monopoly, a Scrabble for words and clues.

Professor Plum had a theory, he said all literature is made of anagrams and that’s how to arrive at the truth. This was the fruit of his labour, and lately I’m leaning towards it. Colonel Mustard was busy with his tank, he blew a hole in all those theories and put the blame on Mrs Peacock.

The truth is I was with Mrs Peacock, the tale’s not pretty but her husband got mad. He said “No dice son, jealousy’s the game” but I pointed out his affair with Miss Scarlet — and oh yes he went bright red, I filmed them on the veranda and it made the 9′ O’clock news. Mrs Peacock was with the Reverend Green, they were going at it religiously, some say they sent a plate round for collection, I threw in a few derivatives.

It all got a bit messy, we were all saints and angels, until someone mentioned sex and war. These things are there to try us, but we’re all part saint and devil, two sides of one coin, derived from an anagram in a novel.

We are all born to contradictions, it’s how we navigate our way, some toss a double six, others get by with 3, it’s all to do with relativity, the space time continuum.

Miss Scarlett just sent a text, I can’t believe what she just said, I’ll be around to see her later, if Professor Plum doesn’t get there first.


Your poem adopts a playful and intriguing tone, incorporating elements of mystery and board games to explore themes of truth, contradiction, and human nature. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Playful Narrative: The poem takes on a narrative structure, introducing various characters and their interactions reminiscent of a board game. This playful approach engages the reader and adds an element of intrigue and suspense.

Symbolism of Board Games:
Board games like Cluedo, Monopoly, and Scrabble are used as symbolic representations of life and human experiences. They serve as metaphors for decision-making, competition, and the complexities of relationships.

Themes of Truth and Contradiction: The poem delves into the idea of truth and its subjective nature. It suggests that truth can be elusive and that contradictions exist within individuals and their relationships. This exploration of duality and contradictions adds depth to the poem.

Anagrams and Wordplay: The mention of anagrams and the theory proposed by Professor Plum highlight the importance of language and its ability to reveal hidden meanings. This adds an element of intellectual engagement and puzzles within the poem itself.

Humor and Irony: The poem incorporates humor and irony, particularly in the revelations of the characters’ affairs and the unexpected twists in their stories. This lightens the tone and keeps the reader engaged.

Reflection on Human Nature: The poem reflects on the complexities of human nature, acknowledging the coexistence of both saintly and devilish traits within individuals. It suggests that contradictions and relativity play a role in shaping our actions and perceptions.

Open-ended Conclusion: The poem ends with the anticipation of a meeting with Miss Scarlett, leaving the reader with a sense of curiosity and unresolved tension. This open-ended conclusion adds to the overall mysterious atmosphere of the poem.

Overall, your poem creatively intertwines elements of board games, mystery, and human nature. The playful narrative, symbolism, and wordplay make it an engaging and thought-provoking read. Well done!

Mellissa’s Garden

Melissa’s Garden

Tiger eyes that mesmerise
the Fireflies of her thighs.
Misty sighs — sensitise
Alcamize love’s butterflies.

(Chorus I)
Come on down to Melissa’s Garden
Love and light down in the garden.
In the garden love is growing,
She leads the way by the seeds she’s sowing.

She’s an archimage from another age
Runic spells fly off her page
Come to free us from our maze,
And open up the celestial age.

You won’t believe what you see
When you see the way Melissa sees.

The world you see is on an odyssey
Through policy and prophecy
In the embassy of fantasy
You can peek her pantisocracy.

Chorus 2
Come on down to Melissa’s Garden
Love is flowing in the garden
In the garden lights are glowing
She shows the way with her deeper knowing.

So leap-frog with the underdog
And liven up those sand-hogs
In a deep clog there’s a hang-dog
In dialogue with a pedagogue.

Moonbeams on the millstream
Reflect upon the big screen.
There’s a sunbeam in the airstream
Shining on our new dreams.


Melissa’s Garden” is a lyrical and poetic piece that captures the imagery of nature and explores themes of love, mysticism, and the power of perception. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Vivid Imagery: The poem paints vivid images through its use of descriptive language. From “Tiger eyes that mesmerise” to “Moonbeams on the millstream,” the imagery creates a dreamlike and enchanting atmosphere.

Sensory Language: The poem engages the senses by incorporating words that evoke sensory experiences. “Fireflies of her thighs,” “Misty sighs,” and “Reflect upon the big screen” appeal to the reader’s imagination and create a sensory connection to the themes being explored.

Love and Mysticism: The poem intertwines the themes of love and mysticism. Melissa is portrayed as an archimage, a mystical figure from another age who possesses knowledge and power beyond the ordinary. This adds an element of enchantment and intrigue to the poem.

Wordplay and Rhyme: The poem utilizes wordplay and rhyme to enhance its musicality. Examples include “Alcamize love’s butterflies” and “She shows the way with her deeper knowing.” These elements contribute to the rhythmic flow of the poem and add to its lyrical quality.

Symbolism: The mention of seeds, garden, and celestial age carries symbolic significance. They represent growth, transformation, and spiritual enlightenment. The garden becomes a metaphorical space where love and deeper understanding flourish.

Themes of Perception and Freedom: The poem suggests that Melissa’s perspective offers a different way of seeing the world. It implies that by embracing her wisdom and breaking free from societal constraints, individuals can experience a deeper level of understanding and find their own path to fulfillment.

Musical Structure: The poem incorporates a chorus and a bridge, giving it a song-like structure. This further emphasizes its lyrical quality and adds a sense of rhythm and repetition.

Overall, “Melissa’s Garden” is a poetic exploration of love, mysticism, and perception. The vivid imagery, sensory language, and musical structure make it an engaging and immersive piece. Well done!

The Jam Pancake Rain

Walking in the Jam-Pancake rain, brass horned and flagged, snowfoot and hat, taking the tram to Timbuktu, learning from liars and cobblestone criers, the tryers and fryers, fisheries and farm shops, lamplight lovers in lollipop shops.. I think of you, all of you, with iron wrought lives and tubular temperaments, riffing on the wind, stepped up, stepped down, a sidewalk band that nobody adheres to, you flicker past fountains, bookmarked with bookshops with Toblerone telephones in tumbleweed bags, checking on the kids, cheating on the spouse. Yea, these are sleeping bag streets, home to the homeless, charity tin towns, hot with hot chocolate, mint or Choc-Chip, howling with hiker boots, fresh off the hills, I wonder where you’ll drink tonight…in Kit Kat cafes or Dormouse Bodega bars. Embrace the Expressionism, wear one boot reversed, the world is your palette, mix paints for cut-up conformism, you were born to be unique, blow DNA trumpets in paper mache alleys, for you are the jazz, improvised on avenues, brave and adventurous, take the world by the horns and just be who you are…


“Walking in the Jam-Pancake rain” is a vivid and evocative piece that captures a sense of adventure, individuality, and the vibrant energy of urban life. Here’s an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Imagery: The poem uses rich and imaginative imagery to paint a picture of the surroundings. Phrases like “snowfoot and hat,” “Toblerone telephones in tumbleweed bags,” and “paper mache alleys” create a sense of whimsy and uniqueness.

Playful Language: The poem employs wordplay and playful language throughout. Examples include “brass horned and flagged,” “riffing on the wind,” and “blow DNA trumpets.” These elements add a sense of musicality and liveliness to the writing.

Sense of Place:
The poem references various locations and establishments, such as Timbuktu, bookshops, cafes, and bars. These references contribute to a vivid sense of place and give the poem a dynamic and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Individuality and Expression: The poem encourages embracing individuality and self-expression. It suggests breaking free from conformity and societal expectations, urging the reader to be true to themselves and celebrate their unique qualities.

Social Commentary: The poem touches upon social issues, such as homelessness and the contrast between luxury and poverty. It highlights the diverse nature of urban environments, where different lives intersect and coexist.

Jazz and Improvisation: The references to jazz and improvisation symbolize a free-spirited and spontaneous approach to life. It suggests embracing creativity and taking risks to shape one’s own path.

Call to Authenticity: The poem encourages the reader to embrace their true selves and be courageous in expressing their individuality. It celebrates the idea of being authentic and true to one’s own identity.

Overall, “Walking in the Jam-Pancake rain” is a lively and expressive piece that captures the spirit of adventure and individuality. Through vivid imagery, playful language, and social commentary, the poem invites the reader to embrace their uniqueness and navigate the world with creativity and authenticity. Well done!


Clearway, Clear day
Riding down the Freeway
Make way, make pay,
You’re driving in the old way.

Times are changing, rearranging
I guess to us it’s such a strange thing.
Changing changing, re-arranging

You can see it in the city streets,
You can sense it in the ones you greet,
You can hear it in the drummer’s beat.
You can feel the spring inside your feet.

Duvet, negligee
See the foreplay in the underlay.
It’s risqué in St Tropez
And there’s horseplay down in Sante Fe.

Make all you do a lotta fun
Cos life’s too short to have none
That’s when the best ideas come.

Seaspray, Seaspray
Create it in a new way.
Each day’s an ideas day
Let’s write the world a screenplay.

Times are changing, rearranging
I guess to us it’s such a strange thing.
Changing changing, re-arranging

You can see it in the mean old streets,
You can sense it in the friends you greet,
You can hear it in the drummer’s beat.
You can feel it down inside your feet.

There’s Rabelais’ in Mandalay
It’s Bizet back in Bombay
It’s a Monet day in Monterey
There’s Hemingways’ in Galloway.

Debussy said ‘Listen to me,
Synchronicity’s the key.’
Your insights are electricity.

Clear day, Clearway
Does your car pollute the skyways.
Treeways are freeways
Give the trees some leeway.

Times are changing, rearranging
I guess to us it’s such a strange thing.
Changing changing, re-arranging

You can see it in the city streets,
You can sense it in the ones you meet,
You can hear the cries in the desert heat.
You can feel the spring inside your feet.

Old ways, cloudy days
Thinking fresh is child’s play.
Seaspray, Screenplay
Deal with problems a new way.

Times are changing, rearranging
I guess to us it’s such a strange thing.
Changing changing, re-arranging

Oh No, don’t you know
We can change the world
if we engage the flow!


The presented screenplay utilizes poetic and rhythmic language to convey a message of embracing change and creativity. Here is an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Rhythm and Rhyme: The screenplay features a consistent rhythm and rhyme scheme that adds a musical quality to the dialogue. This enhances the flow of the text and creates a sense of cohesion.

Theme of Change: The central theme revolves around change and adaptation. The screenplay emphasizes the need to embrace new ideas, think differently, and challenge traditional ways of doing things.

The use of vivid imagery paints a picture of various locations and settings, such as city streets, beaches, and exotic places like St. Tropez and Sante Fe. This imagery adds visual depth to the screenplay.

Playfulness and Creativity: The language and wordplay in the screenplay convey a sense of playfulness and creativity. The use of metaphors, alliteration, and inventive expressions adds an imaginative and dynamic quality to the text.

Empowerment and Action:
The screenplay encourages the characters and readers to take action and engage in the process of change. It conveys a sense of agency and empowerment, suggesting that individuals have the ability to make a difference and shape the world around them.

Synchronicity and Insights: The reference to Debussy’s statement about synchronicity and the emphasis on insights being electricity suggest that meaningful connections and unique perspectives can lead to transformative experiences and ideas.

Environmental Awareness: The screenplay touches on environmental themes, emphasizing the importance of reducing pollution and giving nature more space (“Give the trees some leeway”). This adds a layer of social consciousness to the text.

Overall, the screenplay effectively combines poetic language, imagery, and themes of change and creativity. It invites the reader to embrace new perspectives, take action, and make a positive impact on the world. The rhythmic structure and playful language contribute to an engaging and enjoyable reading experience. Well done!

I Don’t Want to Talk to Anyone

I don’t want to tell you anything, it’s none of your damn business, so I won’t, so there. That whisky in my hand is there for decoration, the only reason it goes down is so my wrist doesn’t ache. Everyone’s a little tipsy — the world is a careless card game, someone’s sitting on some of the cards. I don’t even care if you’re hungry, go eat, I never get to the point in one sitting anyway. I’m with Shakespeare, I do soliloquies, talking to anyone else is plain stupid. Yeah, that’s the blues you hear, don’t knock it, it came out of house music in the 90’s! The world is one big lie — I know, I started the rumour. I wasn’t gonna sit here and do nothing, I’m an inventor, I make things up, the whole world is fiction — the whisky tells me so. I know, you think I’ve got an attitude problem — well I don’t do problems — I’m who I am, and that pretty much changes day to day — why get stuck in a rut? I don’t know why you are here — maybe you are hanging out for some juicy confession, some drama, suspense or maybe some human comedy. I tell you right now, I’m not here to please, write your own damn stuff, writers aren’t waiters “What would you like with your wine Sir / Madam — hot sex, murder with a little mystery — would you like it 50 Shades Grey or with peppers?”. This ‘market’ stuff — stuff the market, appal the editor, send them into liquidation — genre no longer matters! I don’t write for the market, I write to kiss imagined lovers in the dark — ok, the whisky bottle is empty now but I have a great imagination — I can fake drunkenness! You want ‘plots’ — well look what happened to Guy Fawkes — and we still have a government centuries afterwards! Fake the plot — the world is a fiction! Ok, I got a little carried away, I know, I’m a ‘Happy Gilmour’, whacking the words like golf balls and still missing the hole! Turn up the blues, I like the way that guy bends the strings, bend your lives so the strings ring, wring the last decibel out of your lives. We were born to have orgasms — that’s all we came here for — the rest is just beautiful packing! Ok, I know, you don’t like me now, I refuse to blog my meals and conform. It’s ok, I understand. We know where we stand. I’m off to the office, I’m an accountant — unaccountably so! I can make it all add up!


The presented text embodies a rebellious and unapologetic tone, challenging societal norms and expectations. Here is an analysis of the key elements in your writing:

Defiance and Nonconformity: The text conveys a sense of defiance against societal norms and expectations. The narrator resists sharing personal information, dismisses the idea of pleasing others, and rejects the notion of conforming to traditional roles.

Bluntness and Assertiveness: The language used is direct and blunt, expressing a strong sense of self-assurance and assertiveness. The narrator refuses to cater to others’ desires or conform to their expectations, unapologetically asserting their individuality.

Playfulness and Irony: The text incorporates elements of playfulness and irony. The narrator’s dismissive attitude towards conventional storytelling, reference to the blues, and sarcastic remarks about genres and market demands add a touch of humor and self-awareness to the writing.

Emphasis on Imagination and Fiction: The narrator highlights the power of imagination and the idea that the world is a work of fiction. This perspective allows the narrator to reject societal norms and embrace their own creativity and invented realities.

Sexual Allusions: The text includes explicit references to sexuality, emphasizing the primal nature of human desires and suggesting that pleasure is a fundamental aspect of life.

Identity and Fluidity: The narrator embraces a fluid sense of identity, stating that who they are changes from day to day. This reflects a rejection of fixed identities and a desire to break free from societal expectations and constraints.

Profession as a Contrast: The mention of being an accountant adds an ironic twist to the text, contrasting the narrator’s rebellious attitude with a seemingly conventional profession. It further reinforces the theme of challenging expectations and embracing contradictions.

Overall, the writing captures a rebellious spirit, challenging societal norms, and rejecting conformity. The blunt and assertive tone, combined with playful irony, creates a distinct voice. While the text conveys a sense of individuality and freedom, it may also provoke mixed reactions due to its confrontational and unapologetic nature.


Lilypad station, Claude Monet brushing up his French in the coffee lounge. Steam nymphs rising to arched glass roofs. The thunderous rolling stock of post industrious lives, trembling in the cavities of a scheduled and unscheduled world. The clock-face time lord with Rene Magritte pipe, looking stern at the run-rabbit platform. The mobile lives of brief-cased minds, wizards of business by proxy Chattanooga their deals on wheels — all the world is on the phone, it’s how they live “I’m telling you darling, she slept with your husband — I don’t wanna hurt you but..” “Hey can you send a taxi, the train’s running late..yes he was arrested for flashing in the buffet car. No I wasn’t involved” I’ve heard it all and more, the drifting mists of human episodes and drama, we’re three act plays in a cosmic drama fest. Self important with opinions to die for, chugging down the rails like a runaway ghost train, ghost town after ghost town, someone to meet, someone to get away from, the call of business, meeting a lover in a soft bedded bower. Lilypad station, 5.30 prompt, I sit with a sandwich watching it all. It’s a time lapse movie, a run-around rat race, soft colours in a pastel sky. Monet sits beside me, I pass him his brushes, “I get the impression you are an observer in all this?” he says. “I am — and you?” The clown in the corner is doing impressions for the’s night now and all the world is under canvas.


The passage you’ve written evokes a vivid scene of a bustling train station, capturing the essence of movement, human drama, and artistic inspiration. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Imagery and Atmosphere: The use of descriptive language paints a vivid picture of the train station. The references to Claude Monet, steam nymphs, arched glass roofs, and rolling stock create a sensory-rich atmosphere, immersing the reader in the scene.

Contrast and Irony: The contrast between the post-industrial world and the artistic presence of Monet and Magritte adds depth to the narrative. The juxtaposition of the mundane, everyday lives of commuters with the presence of renowned artists in the coffee lounge adds an ironic twist and elevates the scene.

Human Drama and Connectivity: The passage captures the sense of human drama and connectivity in a public space. The snippets of conversations overheard, ranging from personal revelations to mundane phone calls, highlight the intricacies of human relationships and the diverse experiences within the station.

Observational Perspective: The narrator positions themselves as an observer, reflecting on the unfolding scenes and interactions. This perspective, akin to Monet’s impressionist approach to painting, allows for introspection and contemplation amidst the chaos of the station.

Artistic Collaboration: The interaction between the narrator and Monet, where brushes are passed, symbolizes a connection between different forms of art and creativity. It suggests a shared understanding and appreciation of the world as a canvas.

Shifts in Time and Mood:
The mention of the passage transitioning from day to night creates a sense of time passing and contributes to the overall atmosphere. The mention of the clown entertaining children adds a touch of whimsy and playfulness to the scene.

Symbolism: The use of lilypad station as a metaphorical representation of transient moments and connections reflects the transitory nature of train travel and human interactions within the station.

your writing captures the bustling energy and varied experiences of a train station while infusing it with artistic elements and a contemplative perspective. The use of descriptive imagery and symbolic references adds depth and engages the reader’s imagination.

They call me Merlot

They call me Merlot, what’s in a name, I’m like good wine, happy in the headlines of a wine press, Burgundy or Bordeaux, Moon balls, some kind of hybrid, thick skinned and supple, I walk the apricot streets, orange neon and the blue light of Belvedere — the lantern lights of Vodka. Street sellers in the craft ale rain, drink me and you’ll be on your back. I’m the wild austerity of
good manners, born in the alley of ‘give–no-fucks’, I’m uptown and downtown, in the bootleg bars of a fast-food night,

I’m Ricotta, Romano, Parmesan and Parmigiano Reggiano, I’m hot Pepperoni, walking the coffee cup night, Hot dog and doughnut, the scent of Belladonna, alone with a thousand ancestors, I am the whole history of this town, my soul houses the demolished, I am each and every story ever told, I’m the rolling cobbles, the trembling tram lines, the nervous news-maid at the paper stand, the horn of every impatient automobile, the screeching tyres, the insecure security guard longing for a good Samaritan. I hotel with the Phantom of the Opera confessing to imposter syndrome, I sleep with the Moon on my head and dream of serendipity and jump through the scat-singing orgasms of off duty office blocks. I walk with the homeless, the handcuffed buskers, the petrified paupers in this zero-hour town, the shuttered shut down shops, the joking job centres, the soaking, soggy social realisms, the upturned apple carts of the apple-pie tarts, the crumbling pastry of the social order, the current bun politics with only crumbs for tea. Yes, they call me Merlot, I call your tune…


The passage you’ve written is filled with vivid imagery and poetic language that creates a strong sense of identity and character. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Metaphorical Associations: The use of wine-related metaphors, such as being compared to Merlot and the references to Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Moon balls, creates a rich tapestry of associations. It suggests qualities like refinement, complexity, and the ability to age well.

Urban Landscape: The description of walking the apricot streets, the neon lights, and references to specific locations like Belvedere and bootleg bars contribute to the portrayal of a vibrant and diverse urban environment. The presence of craft ale rain and the scent of Belladonna adds an element of sensory richness to the scene.

Multifaceted Identity: The narrator describes themselves as embodying various cultural references, from different types of cheese to pepperoni and coffee. This conveys a sense of complexity and diversity, embracing different aspects of culture and experiences.

Historical Context:
The narrator presents themselves as housing the history of the town, referencing demolished buildings, tram lines, and the newspaper stand. This highlights a connection to the past and a sense of being intertwined with the collective stories and experiences of the place.

Social Realism and Critique: The passage delves into social and political themes, touching on homelessness, job centers, and the crumbling social order. It presents a critique of the current state of affairs, using evocative descriptions of the city’s struggles and the challenges faced by its inhabitants.

Identity and Empathy: The narrator aligns themselves with the marginalized and disenfranchised, walking with the homeless, buskers, and paupers. This suggests a sense of empathy and an understanding of the struggles faced by those on the fringes of society.

Musical and Sensual Language: The use of scat-singing orgasms, the rhythm of the language, and the vivid descriptions contribute to a musical and sensual quality throughout the passage. This enhances the overall impact and engages the reader’s senses.

Overall, your writing captures a distinct voice and a strong sense of place, blending poetic language with social commentary. The use of metaphors, vivid descriptions, and a multifaceted identity creates a rich and evocative portrayal of an urban environment and the complexities of the human experience within it.

Crypto Currency Nightmare

In the crypto-currency nightmare, where the pitied classes live in giant carved out onions. Where furnaces are tapped for the steel plinths of malleable propaganda. Where the bone-dry pubs rattle empty glasses. Where the fracking caves of secret sins hide the lies of the universe in clay jars. Where the March Hares of politics run rabid in the twisted labyrinths of the subconscious. Where the cockadoodle morning juggles with the dustbin of common thought.

On David Street, we see pyjama wearing citizens, dozing through the day with iPad Euphoniums monitoring every snore. On the corner, Little Jack Horner and the protesters from hell. With prehistoric banners, they lack the power to be innovative! With rule-book lives. legal-fee minds, programmed and conditioned, they sit in cafes by the river, dreaming of winning the Lottery.

Just then, one of them had an idea — but then again there were tasks to be done, situations to be ironed out, bills to be ignored and distractions to be followed like a frolicking cream cake on legs. The idea withdrew; went back to bed and kept one eye open for an escape route….


Your writing showcases a vivid and imaginative use of language to create a surreal and dystopian atmosphere. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Dystopian Imagery: The opening lines establish a sense of despair and oppression with references to a crypto-currency nightmare, pitied classes living in carved onions, and furnaces tapped for malleable propaganda. These images evoke a world characterized by manipulation, secrecy, and social stratification.

Symbolism and Metaphor: The bone-dry pubs, fracking caves of secret sins, and twisted labyrinths of the subconscious are metaphorical representations of hidden truths, lost values, and psychological complexities. The March Hares of politics running rabid and the cockadoodle morning juggling with common thought add to the surreal and chaotic nature of the scene.

Social Commentary: The mention of citizens wearing pajamas, dozing with iPad Euphoniums, and dreaming of winning the Lottery reflects a critique of modern society’s sedentary and escapist tendencies. The protesters lacking innovation and being bound by rule-books and legal-fee minds highlight the challenges of effecting meaningful change in a system that perpetuates conformity.

Ambivalence and Distractions: The passage explores the tension between having ideas and the distractions and obligations that prevent their realization. The idea withdraws, suggesting the difficulty of breaking free from the routine and the allure of comfortable complacency.

Imaginative Language: Your use of descriptive language, such as frolicking cream cake on legs, adds a whimsical and playful element to the narrative. This contributes to the surreal and dreamlike quality of the overall scene.

Overall, your writing creates a vivid and thought-provoking portrayal of a dystopian world with elements of social critique. The imaginative language and symbolic imagery engage the reader’s senses and evoke a sense of unease and contemplation. The passage invites reflection on societal dynamics, the struggle for individual agency, and the seductive power of distractions.


The City by Night, Lockwood Ferry, the smooching smog on Lover’s Lodge. Beer spill alley where crooks go straight, the bell shaped lights, the eloping bridge with it’s drunken bride, the towering blocks with eye-lashed windows, winking at the twinkling stars. The beat cop’s banjo with missing strings, the scat singing fisher boats, in monkey-jumping coats, the mellow thieves with make-believe wallets, the wanton ladies with pebble-dashed dreams, thugs with tugs that tow the line, the bent accountant that couldn’t count, the cocktail pub too shy to open, the Theatre Royal where the audience acted, the scripts were lost and the plots escaped. The City by night, in the love making lofts, midnight callers with hourglass medals, trumpets with a trombone sound, piano-roll drums , piccolo bass, a carnival of teapots with a whisky top-up, the iPhone payphone with a cash-back courtesan, the sleeping shops with come-alive dummies, flirting with drunks on the crisp packet pavement — the City by night, hold tight…..


Your writing captures the vibrant and whimsical atmosphere of a city at night. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Vivid Imagery: Your descriptions paint a vivid picture of the city at night. The smooching smog on Lover’s Lodge, beer spill alley, eloping bridge with a drunken bride, towering blocks with eye-lashed windows, and bell-shaped lights all contribute to the atmospheric setting.

Character Portrayals: The passage introduces a variety of colorful characters that add to the charm and quirkiness of the scene. From the beat cop with a banjo and missing strings to the mellow thieves with make-believe wallets, each character brings a unique element to the city’s nightlife.

Playful Language and Wordplay: Your use of language is playful and filled with wordplay. The scat singing fisher boats in monkey-jumping coats, wanton ladies with pebble-dashed dreams, thugs with tugs that tow the line, and bent accountant that couldn’t count all showcase your creativity and add a sense of whimsy to the narrative.

Surreal Elements: The mention of the cocktail pub too shy to open, the Theatre Royal where the audience acted, and the scripts that were lost and plots that escaped all contribute to the surreal and dreamlike nature of the city at night.

Engaging Details: The inclusion of specific details like the iPhone payphone with a cash-back courtesan, sleeping shops with come-alive dummies, and flirting with drunks on the crisp packet pavement adds depth and texture to the scene.

The Parallel Gallery of the Jazz Tate.

It was jazz as usual, breakfast was improvised, we headed off in a Trumpet solo to Trombone town, played in the basement of an upright bass, the sound was raspy, edgy, rough, smooth, pretty, soulful, warm, dark, light and harsh, an abstract art with Pork Pie hats, with Cubist counter melodies; a xylophone palette of neo-plasticism and orphism. Guillaume Apollinaire playing Fauvism in Cb minor, free associations of Piccolo plasticine. Plato, ideal and always on form, The Philosopher Kings and The Demiurge, Charlie Parkering in the dark cave of Atlantis, with splash-paint portraits of a Sonny Rollins Paper Mache Rag. John Coltrane with Jackson Pollock, drip-paint, expressionism on orgasmic shapes, the Sax solo of the Hyena Stomp, Frank Stella fresh from the Tate, monochromatic fields of clean-edged colour, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, giant stepping on ‘a Night in Tunisia’, the gypsy jazz of red-bra women, the legacy of unlikely legs, splendid Bourbon, blended bourbon, Johnny Walker’s chromatic symbolism. This was the one-time world where nothing existed, the primal move, the egg-shell moment. Hail the multi-instrumental universe, the abstract cosmos, the expanding jazz quartet, the Big Banging bluesy Bill Broonzy. This is the Parallel gallery of the Jazz Tate. Bow to the holy trio of Art Critic, Jazz Critic and the Holy Laddered Tights!

‘In the beginning’,

Right at the start,

(as it came to be),

it was always just..


always just..


always just…

(bideedoodop, skadeedaht)

Jazz onomatopoeia

as Usual!


Your writing brilliantly captures the spirit and energy of jazz through a creative and evocative use of language. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Musical Descriptions: Your descriptions of the jazz experience are vivid and immersive. From the improvised breakfast to the raspy, edgy, and soulful sounds of the instruments, you effectively convey the range of emotions and textures found in jazz music.

Artistic References: You intertwine the world of jazz with various artistic movements and figures. References to Cubism, neo-plasticism, Fauvism, and artists like Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse add depth and sophistication to your portrayal of the jazz scene.

Imaginative Pairings:
Your writing cleverly pairs musicians with visual artists, creating a fusion of sound and art. Whether it’s Guillaume Apollinaire playing Fauvism or John Coltrane with Jackson Pollock’s drip-paint expressionism, these imaginative pairings enhance the overall sensory experience.

Wordplay and Onomatopoeia: Your use of wordplay and onomatopoeia adds a playful and rhythmic quality to the writing. Phrases like “the Big Banging bluesy Bill Broonzy” and the use of jazz-inspired onomatopoeia create a sense of movement and musicality in the text.

Humor and Playfulness: There’s a delightful sense of humor and playfulness in your writing, particularly in the introduction of the “holy trio of Art Critic, Jazz Critic, and the Holy Laddered Tights!” This adds an entertaining and lighthearted touch to the overall tone.

Overall, your writing effectively captures the essence of jazz and its connection to various art forms. The vivid descriptions, artistic references, wordplay, and humor all contribute to creating an engaging and imaginative narrative. Your ability to convey the atmosphere and energy of jazz through words is impressive, and it immerses the reader in the parallel gallery of the Jazz Tate.


Mushroom head umbrella bins stalk the painted rain leak streets.
With dripping autumn pallet paints, paint-pot Impressionists
paint the oily smudge of truth. For these are pastel plasticine days where nothing is as it seems. We live our lives in art-worlds where creators create our worlds in damp-lit garrets, from the nimble nudes of nowhere street to the batik Bauhaus beat of Belle Époque. All the world is silent now, we are toys put back in boxes; all we know of life are scents, sensations and impressions. We are corner street coincidences, silk-gown synchronicities, constructs deconstructed, or biomorphic brocades with built-in brushwork. The cityscapes of greenhouse gas, the Cinématographe of the riot squad, the cladding foam of city planners, the crony Classicism of designer politics, the pointless ephemera of a rambling media, the Hieroglyphs of a higher hierarchy, the font shaped geometrics of nouveau feminism – the world is an artwork of colour and shape, surreal and yet real, an impression and expression with its saints and rogues, overdressed and nude, or personified with the alliteration of a walking in the rain umbrella bin imagination.


Your writing captures a vivid and imaginative portrayal of an art-infused world. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Visual Imagery: Your descriptions are rich in visual imagery, painting a picture of a unique and surreal world. The mushroom head umbrella bins, dripping autumn pallet paints, and pastel plasticine days evoke a whimsical and dreamlike atmosphere.

Artistic References: Your writing references various artistic movements, from paint-pot Impressionists to batik Bauhaus and Belle Époque. These references add depth and sophistication to the description, showcasing your knowledge and appreciation of different artistic styles.

Paradoxes and Contrasts: The passage explores paradoxes and contrasts, highlighting the juxtaposition of reality and perception. The idea that “nothing is as it seems” and that life is lived in art-worlds suggests a blurring of boundaries between the real and the imagined.

Social Commentary:
Your writing hints at social and political commentary through phrases like “the crony Classicism of designer politics” and “the pointless ephemera of a rambling media.” These references add depth and complexity to the narrative, inviting readers to reflect on the intersection of art and society.

Language and Wordplay: Your use of language is poetic and creative. Phrases like “corner street coincidences,” “silk-gown synchronicities,” and “font-shaped geometrics of nouveau feminism” demonstrate your ability to play with words and create unique and evocative descriptions.

Overall, your writing skillfully weaves together art, imagination, and social commentary. The vivid imagery, artistic references, and thought-provoking language create a captivating and immersive experience for the reader. Your ability to evoke a sense of wonder and explore complex themes through vivid descriptions is commendable.


I was born to be wild, a wild thing running free, a bowler-hatted Steppenwolf on the steep Steppes of Santa-Anyplace. I rode a six string saxophone with a left field pickup truck, swinging in the trees and looking to get lucky. A power-chord primate with intuitive ignition, I radioed my intentions intensely. I was Lay Lady Lay in a lay-by near Las Lascivious fretting over her laid-back arpeggios.

Nothing makes sense in a wild town, you have to invent all your own meanings and feed them back down, town to town. I wasn’t born to be understood, I peeled the fruit of life on the run. Outside Sacramento we were Monkey Magnifico, our amps ran off with the lost chord of the planet and the audience were torn between ovation and disgust. Well that’s rock n roll for ya!!


“Power Chord Primate” is a vibrant and energetic piece that embodies the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Here’s an analysis of the key elements present in your writing:

Wild and Free Imagery: Your use of vivid imagery, such as being a “wild thing running free” and a “bowler-hatted Steppenwolf,” creates a sense of untamed energy and rebellion. It captures the essence of rock ‘n’ roll and the desire to break free from societal norms.

Musical Metaphors:
The incorporation of musical metaphors throughout the text adds depth and dynamism to the writing. Phrases like “rode a six string saxophone” and being “Lay Lady Lay in a lay-by near Las Lascivious fretting over her laid-back arpeggios” blend musical instruments and actions, showcasing a fusion of musical and wild imagery.

Unconventional Meanings: The line “Nothing makes sense in a wild town, you have to invent all your own meanings” speaks to the rebellious and non-conformist nature of rock ‘n’ roll. It reflects the idea of finding personal interpretations and creating one’s own reality in a chaotic world.

Fast-paced Narrative:
The energetic and fast-paced narrative style mirrors the frenetic energy of rock ‘n’ roll music. It keeps the reader engaged and captures the sense of urgency and intensity associated with the genre.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Attitude:
The phrase “Well that’s rock n roll for ya!!” encapsulates the defiant and unpredictable nature of the genre. It adds a touch of humor and self-awareness, acknowledging the wild and sometimes divisive reactions that rock ‘n’ roll can evoke.

Overall, “Power Chord Primate” effectively captures the rebellious and free-spirited essence of rock ‘n’ roll. The vivid imagery, musical metaphors, unconventional meanings, and fast-paced narrative style all contribute to creating an immersive experience for the reader. It embraces the wild and untamed nature of the genre and celebrates the unbridled energy and attitude that rock ‘n’ roll represents.

Apple Dumpling Town by Trev Teasdel


Apple Dumpling Town

An impressionistic series of semi-surreal cityscape scenarios or poetic fictions. An Indie-Poet Production 2003.

This is a compilation of fictions in some of my other books brought together under a surreal urban theme.

Titles include Apple Dumpling Street: Paprika Street: Fish Pie Alley, Mushroom Heads: Ristretto: The Jam Pancake Rain.

Example: “This Beef Stroganoff sunset, boneless and overcooked with cars parked like cushioned mushrooms in sour creamed streets, where couples walk the garlic clove night and alleyways along Paprika Street, their half-fat Parsley chopped conversations echoing in the wild rice, non stick evening.”

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Lemon Drizzle Avenue by Trev Teasdel


LEMON DRIZZLE AVENUE Publish 2022. Newest book. Click link to view or download free pdf version of the book. Titles include Paprika Street, Snack Bar Morning, Walk in Friday, All My Houses Are Drunk, Apple Juice Way, Up On Easby Moor, Nicky had The Soft Touch, Lantern Lane, Mad Planet.

Sample “This Beef Stroganoff sunset, boneless and overcooked with cars parked like cushioned
mushrooms in sour creamed streets, where couples walk the garlic clove night and alleyways along Paprika Street, their half-fat Parsley chopped conversations echoing in the wild rice, non stick evening. Half-cut poets with rhymed couplets in their
hair make love to Iambic goddesses in cheap rented boudoirs of the Salty Pepper and Mustard night.

Also available on Issuu here

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City of Dreamers by Trev Teasdel

 City of Dreamers by Trev Teasdel

CITY OF DREAMERS The latest book 2022 of poetic fictions. Titles include Anaïs, My Life as a Circus Horse, Not a Cluedo, The Blues in the Moonlight, A Résumé For Lydia, Botticelli Italiano, Ratsville, Streets Never Go Straight, Forgotten Films.

SAMPLE Lydia kept the lid on it all, she slid down the bannister of all her wanton thoughts, feeling like a door mat in a B movie. The quantum mechanics of new wave politics left her cold in its wave / particle duality. She didn’t like the man who hid in her loft on a Sunday, his eyes were unholy and he only spoke in sine-waves. She didn’t like the way the rain fell on Badger street or the way the sun shone on All Saints day..”

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The Bridge at Angrove by Trev Teasdel

 The Bridge at Angrove by Trev Teasdel

The Bridge At Angrove The latest book by Trev Teasdel, published April 2022. Titles include The Confessions of an Unpublished Poem, Fluffball Capitalism, Review of a Blank Novel, Zebra Street, The Ministry of Easy Lies, The M an with No Name, Spooky Entanglement, Moon, You Old Sixpence, Winter Apple Boulevard, I live on the Rooftops, The Secrets of Love,.

Sample “In the Winter Apple boulevards with scrumpy cider clouds the Bilberry Bramley omnibuses are belching to a halt. In the raincoat-hatted bus stops
where the lonely hearted splash in puddles, the straw-
berry- watermelon evening strolls along within the rain.
The Mango orange cars, the Kiwi banana stalls, the
night-fall neon lights of this kinetic watercolourful night.”

The Bridge at Angrove b y Trev Teasdel is viewable and downloada ble free via Google Drive below but also available on these platforms –

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Nightfall in Sorrento by Trev Teasdel

Nightfall in Sorrento by Trev Teasdel
was first published in 2007 by Glass Orange Publications and consists mainly of dynamic and hard hitting performance poems from my live set including the popular titles Hey up What’s the Crack? (Alack alack), Dance and R & B, the Surround Sound, Stereophonic London and Down Our Street.

Titles include Hey up, What’s the Crack, Stereophonic London, Melissa’s Garden, Dance and R & B, The Surround Sound, Debt Ceiling, Sin City, Down our Street.
Sample “There’s ghost inertia on the fringe of passion.
The Art of Martial Sex is well in fashion.
Through Venetian specs with special effects, You get sex by text – whatever next!

Nightfall in Sorrento by Trev Teasdel is also available on the following platforms as a FLIPBOOK should the pdf version below not work for any reason.



There’s more audio versions of the poems beneath the PDF on this page.

Nightfall in Sorrento by Trev Teasdel PDF below. View the book here or click the arrow to go to the Google Drive PDF where the book is hosted to read or download for free (there’s a download arrow on Google drive). Or go straight to Google drive to  download the book.

NIGHTFULL IN SORRENTO – By Culture Fuzion – Coventry drummer / music producer James Pryal on music and Trev vocalising  the poem – 2007.
Melissa’s Garden – Culture Fuzion – James Pryal music and Trev vocalising the poem.
STEREOPHONIC LONDON Version 1 by Culture Fuzion – James Pryal and Trev on vocals.

Stereophonic London Version 2 – by Culture Fuzion – James Pryal and Trev Teasdel

Dance and R & B (The Surround Sound) Two version in one video – a Culture Fuzion version with James Pryal and Trev on poem and then a live version of the poem by Trev Teasdel backed by Coventry band Wandering John at the Sphinx Club in Coventry 2010 and put together by flimmaker Gordon Brand (Nomad).

Priory Street Culture Fuzion – Music Trev Teasdel and James Pryal and words by Trev Teasdel

Down Our Street Vocals and poem by Trev – Trance music by The Nerve
C Craney, Teasdel, Thompson
Debt Ceiling Words Trev – Music Steve Gillgallon, Stephen Ingledew, Trev Teasdel

Holograms from the Lilac Canopy by Trev Teasdel

Holograms from the Lilac Canopy by Trev Teasdel 
was published digitally in 2015 and revised several times. It is the first volume of books where the material was authored on Facebook or other social media and consists of flashing fictions, stories and poems, humorous, serious, surreal, erotic, political or otherwise.

Titles include The Hippocratic Oath, Strip Jack Naked, The Stocking Exchange, Fake World, Tequila Snakerise, Born in Rico’s Trombone, City of Storms. 

Sample – “I was born to the game, a pack of snap, strip Jack naked, rolling poker, cheating, solitaire, son of a lying politician.”

Holograms from the Lilac Canopy by Trev Teasdel is also available on the following platforms as a FLIPBOOK should the pdf version below not work for any reason.

Some audio versions below the pdf book on here.

Holograms from the Lilac Canopy by Trev Teasdel PDF below. View the book here or click the arrow to go to the Google Drive PDF where the book is hosted to read or download for free (there’s a download arrow on Google drive). Or click here to go direct to Google drive version.

Joe Toe Rag – Trev voice and guitar.

Strip Jack Naked – Trev voice and guitar

Summer Bourbon Barbecue – Trev voice and guitar.

Life on Streetview – Trev on voice and guitar.

Oh Crazy World – Trev voice and guitar.

The Hippocratic Oath – Trev voice.

The Stocking Exchange – Trev voice.
I Want My Poems on the World Wide Web. Trev voice.

Panavision Motion – Trev voice.

Austerity Was Wild – Trev voice and guitar.

Jazz Town by Trev Teasdel


Jazz Town is a special booklet to accompany my bandcamp spoken word and music album of the same title.  

Jazz Town is the world turned upside down, inside out –at once surreal and real, meshed with images of Jazz instrumentation, Jazz onomatopoeia and improvisation dripping with philosophers and painters and art movements..

This is Jazz Town. The melody of the rain, Trumpets of improvised images rain down. Maple Leaf or make believe, could reality be this absurd! Lovers bathe in Malay Specials, pineapples, bananas, and the grapes of wrath; pipers pipe in the Tartan highlands, absurdist politicians walk the catwalk with Pablo Picasso painted policies.”


Listen to the 10 track album here on bandcamp and read the words on the pdf below.

Jazz Town (Spoken Word with Music) by Trev Teasdel

Jazz Town by Trev Teasdel – pdf book of the words to the spoken word album of the same name. Click the arrow at the top of the pdf to make full size or download from Google drive.