...time hurries on. It's next year already.

Jan 1st ~ Still NOW. A powerful, timeless time. Begin again, as good old Finnegan said.

6th ~ Created new webpage, Feast of Epiphany

days into new year

another repeat of fear

same old same o dear

expect we could cheer up

take steps in a positive direction

as it were

breathe in out

that's what it's all about


8th ~ Using "Attar Ltd. Oud" - Attar was the name of the Sufi poet who wrote "Conference of the Birds"


9th ~ Continuing...

no need to report

yesterday's news

superfluous thought

same old blues


10th ~ Famous guitarist Jeff Beck died, aged 78. RIP, let rip.

Added soundtrack 'All Blue'  from Miles Davis'  Kind of Blue to page, road.

Friday 13th ~ Unlucky for some, though I was born on 13th. Unhappy Anniversary of James Joyce's death.

Added soundtrack "Hope" from Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Birds of Fire" to page, Hope

14th - Created new page, inconsequential, soundtrack music by Nils Frahm.

15th - Proudhon's Birthday (1809). Started creating new webpage, expt.

          And another small one, just for fun.

17th - Tiny new webpage, Curry, in case you're hungry for more.

      Playing with this, laconic, nonsense verse.

18th - More NEW pages, fly, quest, leap, busy boy.

19th - Play? Anyone for a new page? And another, oldnew.

20th - diary, for what is becoming daily new piece. Yet again. splash!

21st - It's nice, so i'm celebrating a new page

22nd - Anniversary of Byron's death and Thich Nhat Hahn's.

We can still work and play for Political Utopia or it'll be our Requiem

Lunar or Chinese New Year of the Rabbit

Another bunny

& BTW a WATER bunny

23rd - Attempting to make a CREATIVE response to the world I'm in. How about this tasty new page, wisdom? Or this colourful one, polychrome?

24th - Assange not forgotten, following Belmarsh Tribunal in Washington DC yesterday, here's a new page/poem

Waiting for latest Doomsday Clock announcement coming today. Ho hum.

Now it''s moved forward to 90 SECONDS to midnight!

25th - Conscious? New Page Poem. Experimented wth this little prayer.

26th - Ukraine? New Page!

30th - by magic, did this, Merlin. Gathered links new pages in 2023, here.

Vandalised The Bard  by Thomas Jones


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31st -a new webpage about change for the last day of the month, transmute. And another good one. Third today, VIEW.

1st Feb ~ Cross Quarter Day, Imbolc, St Brigid's Day.


2nd Feb - musing on matters this morning, as one does, I came to the conclusion that I prefer Elves to Elvis. former only exist in imagination, though so does latter really. The difference a vowel makes.

James Joyce's Birthday (1882). Listen to his lovely lilting voice, (hear here) it's YOUR choice!

Grey day? New page!

QR Code for website front cover done by Osker.

And Barcode for website:


3rd Feb - it's not what you say...

4th Feb - Eternal? Stroll? Created 2 new Pages

5th Feb - Fate? New page anyway.

6th Feb - Dead Dad's Birthday. Born 1915, died 1968, age only 53. Created new webpage of one of his poems.

AND yet another page, naturally. And this, tic. Still playing with it. May take a while before it settles down.

8th Feb - New page, Sufi Blues

9th Feb - Playing with these new pages, Vegan & Arabic & Silence

12th Feb - little new page, called lot.

14th Feb - Topically, direct you to Valentine. Did Bouquet by my dead Dad

20th Feb - OK's  Birthday, 12.

21st Feb - Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day. Losar, Tibetan New Year of the female Water Hare/ Rabbit.

22nd Feb - Ash Wednesday, first Day of Lent.

28th Feb Created new page, coup & UFO


1st March, St David's Day.

6th March, Created Crystal Ball page

7th March, Created new Silly page.

8th March, in India, Holi Festival of Colours, (Spring, Love, triumph of Good over Evil, that sort of thing).

Gentle snow falling, world turning white.

9th - snow continues. Outside white as this page.

10th -









15th - Created new HOUDINI page.

16th - Somewhat alarmed by the preposterous prospect OCTOPUS farming. These are clever sentient beings & would experience unnecessary suffering.

as an entrée ate
primordial soup
eventually evolved
into poop


17th - St. Patrick's Day. Created new octopus page.

19th - Illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq began (2003) See internal links here.

Anniversary of Kronstadt My poem about it here.


21st - so-called World Poetry Day. Ain't every day?

22nd - Springclean, new.

Ramadan? Food? Fast or slow?! No Plant-based Vegan Milk Sheikh!

30th - Eye Of Horus ring to protect.

April 1st - Created, fool page.

April showers to come?

2nd - Palm Sunday. Dig the Donkeys in Depictions of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

mourning in the morning
mourning at night
mourning whenever
it's alright
why not cheer up now
quick as we might
don't despair
if you care
it really is ok
anytime of day

3rd - Playing with this new crisis page.

4th - creating whatever.

5th - Did new page on Trump and Bowie.

6th -How about another new, Swan Lake.

NB Usually when I compose a text, it takes a few days for it to settle down into final form. So please check back...

7th - "Good" Friday. New page, blessing. And also new, holy. And spell.

9th - EASTER  Sunday. Rose from dead this morning.

11th - Testing this new typeface here, to add a bit of interest... ain't it clear?

Created new page, dance.

12th -


Sketch of moi by Kay, my kind consort

Did NEW, Resting.

13th - Another new page, Miles

14th -  Playing with this new page, Coronation

18th - New improved sketch/caricature of me by Kay, my kind consort

Created tiny new pages, Lives & Continue

21st - EID al-Fitr, festival of breaking Ramadan fasting, so a time of celebration for Muslims, hurray! New page, Celebration
23rd -St. George's Day & reckoned to be Shakepeare's Birthday. St.George was  unkind to dragons. Dragon Lines are Ley Lines. The Welsh have a dragon on their  flag.Re Shakespeare? Consider this, folio? Lots of people question if the man from Stratford was the real author.

Book of Hours (c. 1380?).   Woodcut frontispiece of Alexander Barclay, Lyfe of Seynt George (Westminster, 1515).  WWI British recruitment poster.

XR have been making presence felt, The Big One till Monday. Just heard Government Warning broadcast at 3pm. On all mobile phones. Reminded  me of this. A real emergency

New Page, Polo

24th -Samurai, new page

25th - Thatcher told us to  REJOICE  on this day in 1982. New page, Survive.

29th -

 me with fan

May 1st _  Mayday Hurray! Created page, tsar.

May 2nd  ˜ Mandelbrot page & CharlesIII & Che

May 3rd  ˜ Turing

6th - Watched Coronation of Charles III on TV. Pomp & Circumstance  , Pageantry in Procession to & from Westminter Abbey. Crowning of a so-called King. Show Biz. Colourful Bling.

8th - Did Dreamland page.

9th - Boy, new page, sort of autobiographical nonsense. Blah ....

10th -   Fishing, new page. statusquo, new page, astra, new.
Blossom & Flowers in Garden.

11th - Nous page

12th - Smugglers

13th -  AI, new page

14th -  minstrel, memory.

15 th - Yesterday, 15th May, was Nakba Day, 'Day of the Catastrophe/ Disaster' (an-Nakba). For Palestinians an annual day of commemoration of the massive displacement preceding and following Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.
During the 1948 Palestine war, an estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled, and hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed. Check out what I wrote abou Palestine & Israel, here.


Just read Astronomers detected largest cosmic explosion ever seen, ten times brighter than any recorded exploding star (supernova.)

19th - Chance, new page. And Kismet.

22nd - Harlequin. Hot day:

No description available. 

23rd - Big new page, called Vanitas

24th - Chiaroscuro, new page

26th - Guru page

27th - New Lick page

29th - Magician, new



2023 New Pages




Audio: Conference of the Birds by Dave Holland Quartet

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Another track by DHQ on TAO NOW

to be continued...


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