Off to London tomorrow on the late train so this poem seemed apt. Over the next couple of days we will be walking by the Thames, from the palace at Windsor, to Shepperton, Teddington and then Blackfriars where Shakespeare lived for a time. I will be reflecting on the Thames’s place in literature and urban mythology as i walk-and perhaps writing a new poem or two.
Last train from St Pancras
The last train is waiting at the station
With all tension, all motion stilled
On this night of grey- ice, hoar frost,
Sometimes it is enough just to exist.
On the longer journeys time stops
Is as fixed as every station clock
Under starlight, when nothing stirs.
Perhaps you were the green eyed girl
As if weary of life’s travails
As if weary of all your lives?
Briefly we shared
Our parallel lines.
Perhaps on some other track
We know each other?
Have shared our dreams
And sit together
Watching the snow flurries come and go
Where the last train waits; forever on the platform.
This is one of my favourite African cultural magazines so I have been delighted to feature in it. Here is a contribution from 3 years ago.
Lots of interesting projects coming to fruition over the next few months. A new crime/cold-war,thriller set in Liverpool, Hamburg and Berlin in 1962 is close to conclusion and I am currently writing a series of short stories.
A collaborative novel. ‘Beer, Balls and the Belgian Mafia’ written as Sam Holberry has had a good couple of months and is now back in the Amazon best selling charts under Belgian Crime and Belgian beer. We are promoting this through a series of talks in 2015. I think it is fair to say that the book has become something of a cult publication in some demographic areas-currently just an ebook, it will appear as hard copy eventually
There are also a number of new poems that will be published in magazines from around the world over the next few months.
Outside In Literary and travel magazine I have work in this months excellent Outside In, Literary and travel magazine
Apologies for the lack of activity on the site, I have spent the summer walking the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars way and taking a rail trip across the USA, both were hugely satisfying experiences. In addition I have been working on the promotion of a collaborative enovel and developing a new crime novel