Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Where I am writing Betwixt - and why it's so slow

That's the Euston road in sunnier times (2011). And a few yards away is this

Which is the British Library. On Saturday the Radio 4 documentary I made with Vera Frankl about some of the readers at the British Library is broadcast. Details here. It's called The Best Read Office in the World. Listen in at 10.30am, or anytime on Iplayer.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A Poem


Zo de wind waait, waait z’n jasje 
As the wind blows, so does his jacket 
(i.e. He will jump on any bandwagon)

Dutch Proverb

To light a cigarette with a candle 
Kills a sailor, they say, in Vlissingen: 
Aan kust sea and sky dance a light tango, 
Ships now close sail for a pale horizon 
Where tobacco can be smoked any way.

Found Flushing Photos

Maybe Tom? Sailing for where? Flushing 2011