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No Blog Today

No blog today: Stealing the structure of Herman Hermit’s No Milk Today from 1966 and turning it into a sorry excuse for a blog post.

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A Villanelle for Ulla

A Villanelle for my mother-in-law Ulla Gustafssson who died from advanced Alzheimer’s disease on 9th April 2020

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The Pickpockets’ Ballad

The Pickpockets’ Ballad – a poem in the style of a ballad from the 17th or 18th century. Two pickpockets have a good day, till they meet a ghost.