Tag Archives: Writing

Random Jottings ~ Sunshine

without sunshine summer isn’t summer at all

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the sun rose like a goddess from the sea

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the caress of warm sunshine is delicious

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‘you are my sunshine….’ he said

and then she burned him

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‘I promise you I’ll make the sunshine come every day…..’

after that it rained a lot

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just as a flower blooms in the sunshine

so blooms a woman in love

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it’s hard to see the sunshine the morning after she dumped you

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

in summer she always wears virginal white

it isn’t her colour

Words I Suddenly Dislike

some words should never have been invented

let’s think about the English Language

I published this list a while ago, but I just had to update it after going back to reading some left-liberal newspaper columnist today.  The new words are in an eco-friendly green.

Awe-Inspiringly,  Awefulize, Awesome,  Bigsie,  BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), Cancel Culture,  Contact-Tracing,  Contactless,  COVID-19,  Denialism,  E-Scooter,  Fantoosh,  Franger,  Influencer, Juneteenth, Lateral-Flow, LGBTQIA+, Life-Coach, Lockdown,  LOL,  MacGyver,  Meghan Markle,  Mentionitis,  Misgendering,  Pride-Month, ROLF,  ROTFLMAO, Sad-Fishing,  Segway,  Shero,  Skin Color, Social Distancing, Stonewall, Taking the Knee, Truthiness,  Unconscious Bias, Wannabe, WFH, WIP, WTF,  Woke, Wokerose, Wuhan, Zoodle

I have no idea what some of the above mean, and honestly, I don’t really want to know.  However, in my honest effort to become more accepting, liberal, understanding, and woke I intend to sprinkle these terms among my writing and conversation.

I may not have a clue WTF I’m talking about, but that makes me no different to all the other influencers out there.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I don’t know what that means either

Seascapes and Serenity Lost

poetry is nearer to reality than is the unadorned truth

Both the kindle and print versions of my poetry anthology Seascapes and Serenity Lost are now available on Amazon.  Trust me, the 8 x 10 paperback edition will look fabulous on your coffee table.

I must pay tribute to Jan Olandese who did all the hard work of editing and formatting both editions.

The one review I think I’ve received thus far is pretty damn positive.

Some of the stuff I’ve written is more than brutally truthful.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the original photograph that appears on the book’s cover

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Paperback Writer

poetry is a equal mixture of English and angst

The printed version of my poetry anthology Seascapes and Serenity Lost should be available on Amazon within the next couple of hours.  It’s a 10 by 8 inches, magazine-sized, paperback.  So, I thought this old Beatles song would be rather fun.

There’s also a much cheaper kindle version of the book.

Of course the paperback will look great on your coffee table.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

the picture is mine too

it’s all in a dream

Random Jottings ~ Vacations

she had going to the wrong place,
with the wrong, man down to an art

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the trouble with real life vacations is there’s no background music

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women in bikinis pose, and sometimes that posing is an invitation

or so some men would like to believe

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‘I promise you I’ll make the sun shine every day…..’ he said

after that it rained a lot

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it’s unlucky to go back to work the day after you’ve been off

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never throw a message in a bottle into the sea

you could get arrested for littering

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it’s good to be bad on vacation

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

my favourite place to vacation

is anyplace by the ocean

Random Jottings ~ Vampires

vampires do not drive sensible cars

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never offer a vampire a drink

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he tasted the blood in the water

well, she was that kind of vampire

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she was bad, she was mean, she was dangerous

but she did drive a vintage red Corvette

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most vampire’s theme song isn’t the toccata and fugue

it’s bat out of hell

I once loved a vampire, but she was a few hundred years older than me

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jack collier
jackcollier7@talktalk.net

she had wise eyes

a face of angelic innocence

damn shame she was a vampyre

Writing

English, the finest and truest language ever known to mankind

Nobody can write a scene like Shakespeare, even though he couldn’t even spell his own name.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

For he today that sheds his blood with me

Shall be my brother

I cannot write prose like Mark Twain, even though he was naught but a steam boat pilot.

Never allow someone else to be your priority

while allowing yourself to be their option

Few can stir the blood like a Tennyson or Coleridge.

Half a league, half a league, half a league onward

into the valley of death rode the six hundred

Or evoke love and passion in the way of a Keats or Shelly.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness

But I can write like me ~ direct, pithy, sanguine, and terse.

Haunting music of the wind, wave counterpointed, pink sky echoed

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

perhaps not the greatest writer

Fleming created an iconic character

Random Jottings #3

she was an angel craving chaos and excitement

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it might seem a long way to Purgatory

but it’s a hell of a long walk back

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some say that the longest journey starts with the first step

I think it’s better if you decide where to go first

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she was mad, she was bad, she was exotic, she was erotic

she was Alicia, his designated demon for the evening

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

she was a demon seeking peace

she was a witch seeking tranquility

Random Jottings #2

come not between a dragon and her wrath

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the secret of Life, the Universe, and everything

probably isn’t written on the back of a cornflake packet

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what does a computer think about when it’s been switched off?

obviously windows ~ but what does it see through the glass?

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OK, so let’s go and explore the Universe

OK, so let’s go into town, have a few beers and a curry, and pick up a couple of girls first

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

OK, so if you want to prove your love for me

go and kill me a dragon

 

do u wanna be a writer?

you can write about everything in life, if you have the courage

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.  ~  Sylvia Plath.

The Beatles, probably the best band in the history of the world.

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Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.  ~  Virginia Woolf.

Please listen with enthusiasm.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass;

Anton Chekhov

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