Monthly Archives: September 2013



Could She But Think of Cape Cod – by pd lyons


Could She But Think of Cape Cod

Sand spray ridges

Heartbeat trombone ocean

still out of sight


her hair

Sifting down out to the open beach

Opalized stones

Darker lighter sand

Crazy north east breakers

Bit by bit

Unnecessaries trail

Shoes Coat

Shirt Skirt

Polka dot bra unmatched pink panties

A string of moonish pearls



Hold On by Roisin O




Whelan’s show October 18th, tickets here –
Album available here –
For more info visit

Video directed by Simon Eustace (, and features Aaron Heffernan, Mirjana Rendulic, Geraldine McAlinden and Colin Condon. Special thanks to Dogpatch Labs Dublin.

DP – Arthur Mulhern (, shot on RED Epic.

A small spark can ignite the
light and hold it in your heart,
But a small thought can put
it out and hold you in the dark.
When you feel, you can’t figure
out what’s real, When you’re losing
grip and your fingertips are
Screaming let go…

Hold on, please, hold on.

When you find, When you realize you’re
Not the man you want to be
Please come see me, pour me out your
heart and tell me

When you’re tired and lonely, I will wash away your day
When you’re falling and the darkness is taking hold
You can’t beat this, this feeling, any day you’ll be dreaming
And I’ll be there, I’ll be there.

Just Hold On.


In Protest: New Human Rights Poetry

In Protest: New Human Rights Poetry

Bloomsbury Festival logo

October 20, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Senate House
Senate House
London,Greater London WC1E

The launch of In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights, a new anthology rooted in activism and calling for change. Join internationally renowned poet Ruth Padel, and publisher and philanthropist Sigrid Rausing, for readings including James Byrne, Chrissie Gittins and David Lee Morgan. Celebrate this inspiring book, and buy your specially discounted copy, on the Festival’s finale evening.

Dear all,


Thank you all for your contributions to the forthcoming human rights poetry publication, published by the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. We are delighted to announce that the publication – titled ‘In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights’ – is close to completion and will be launched on 20 October 2013.

The launch will take place in the Beveridge Hall (ground floor) at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU at 6pm on Sunday 20 October as part of the Bloomsbury Festival as part of a whole series of events related to the theme of human rights and refuge organised by the School of Advanced Study. This event will be preceded by a human rights poetry slam which has been organized by Keats House Poets, which you would be very welcome to attend if of interest.

Poet and writer Ruth Padel and philanthropist and publisher Sigrid Rausing will speak at the launch, and there will be readings from a variety of contributors to the publication, after which there will be an opportunity to buy the publication at the special discounted rate of £5.00. If you wish, you can collect your complimentary contributors’ copy of the book from the sales desk during the launch. Please note that we will not pass on your contributors’ copy to anyone else on the launch night unless you have nominated them by email to by 5pm Friday 18 October to collect the copy on your behalf. (If you are unable to attend the launch, your contributors’ copy will be posted to you shortly afterward).

All contributors and their guests are very welcome to attend the launch and we look forward to seeing you there. Please also feel free to include a notice of the launch on your website or blog/Twitter etc. Attached is an image of the book cover which you are free to reproduce.

Best wishes,


PS We have received many generous offers from contributors to read at the launch, all of which we very much appreciated; the enthusiasm regarding this publication has been extremely encouraging. With 125 contributors, it would be impossible to organise a reading from everyone on this occasion. However, the editors are currently organising events related to the publication for the forthcoming year and we will bear in mind any and all offers to read for events taking place after the launch. We hope to include as many people as possible.

Chloë Pieters

Human Rights Consortium Administrator

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Senate House

Malet Street

London WC1E 7HU







True. All my mothers…


True. all my mothers



women give birth to the future, mothers get to shape it. the plain truth is that with out women were all f’d, or not depending on your point of view. either way there’s not much of a furure without women so maybe a little gratitude – for the promise of the future, for the blessings of today, for any wisdom from the past –
thank you very very much all my mothers.

Lennon and Yoko Ono – Woman is the Nigger Of The World – Cover by Sharnette Hyter




“Bigger science, more money, bigger dams, and bigger centralization – it’s not going to do it. It’s going to create bigger cities, bigger slums, harder garbage pick- ups, and more race riots.” – Volume One, Sunday Morning Services on The Farm by Stephen Gaskin. 1975 -1977.


tozeur by pd lyons



rows across dead hearts

rows of things to come once guts

rose up from the stone kept ceaseless derisive

rose of Dardanelles

only by hands saved and spared

a star over night

a sun to someone

a myth of multiplicity

I will keep watch until once more warm beats

your own secret single stay awake all night prayer

a pulse a whisper a ghost

my ear my hands my wounded finger prints




Carrickfergus Castle/ Morgan


But do you believe it has been the work of one day? I have had to sweat, physically, emotionally, intellectually to reach this: Even my brain was sweating! You are really much luckier than me. I had to struggle to find this. Here I am giving it to you, for you to start. I didn’t know which way to go. I was at a crossroads, wondering which way to follow. It was a big struggle for me and for you people just a little. And it is for you to keep that flame burning, to experience it. So as you are aspiring people, aspiration also come from the self, does it not? The self is playing a dual role. You have to understand that dual role. The self is a seeker and it is a seer. Unfortunately, we are caught up in the plane of seeking but not seeing. So I request all of you, instead of seeking; whatever you do, see–deep inside. See what happens in every part of the body. –

–B.K.S. Iyengar in an interview with Annie Schliffer: “The Yoga Master at Ninety,” PARABOLA, Volume 34, No. 3, Fall 2009: “The Path.” To order this issue, click here:

In a Long Black Gown/ photos by Ron Scubadiver

Ron Scubadiver’s Wild Life

Freelance Journalism


cool photography by Ron

In a Long Black Gown.


World Animal Day October 4th




World Animal Day is on the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, who is Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment, and it is celebrated all over the world on October 4th.




How will you celebrate World Animal Day?


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