Author Archives: Phoenix

About Phoenix

I have been a teacher all my life. That doesn't just mean in School! I taught my brothers to ride bikes and go camping in the mountains. I taught Football, Cricket, Squash, Sailing, Climbing and Karate. In BNI I became the Education Coordinator. With my Property Business I laid on Investment Seminars. I taught my sons to Fish for Carp. And I still teach Maths and Physics to students who want to go to University to study Medicine or Engineering. Now I am teaching people the tings I am learning online.

Gathering Grapes to drink one night.

Oh what can ail thee Lana Scan? Alone and palely loitering? Come and sit beside the Lake, And listen to me sing.   “Heaven knows when I might see, A Monkey in The Banyan Tree, Coming down to look at … Continue reading

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Sea

We sat together you and I, Late; last night. You, in your eternity, Breaking gently, suppurating sea sounds. Rocks and shells and bricks and mortar, Cascading through your daily slaughter. Granules of death to cool my toes. I sat, inebriated, … Continue reading

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Heading into the weekend with some old ideas

I think this album came out in 1973 and I have loved it ever since.  I have been round the world since then, raised a family, been married twice, work as a teacher, a salesman, a retailer, a farm hand, … Continue reading

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Broken Heart too.

Palpitations thrusting love in the limelight; Made it hard, to sleep last night? One demands sex; the go-to man she calls me. One demands a kiss-a temptation easily avoided selfish woman. One is carrying too much guilt – her crazy … Continue reading

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Love – by Rumi and Otway.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon; Waiting! Waiting for You! Another girl, Another City, Another delay. “I fought with my sister – sorry darling.” Patient man, paying penance perhaps prolonging painful parting. Yet she comes, walking in glowing delight; Waking my breaking heart … Continue reading

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Two short poems

On learning to ride; Women. Sylvia Pike Had a bike, Until she met Mike. Then she bought a trike.   Broken Heart I will diminish and Go West, Wearing a string vest, And have a good long rest If I … Continue reading

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Woman with a Big Beaver

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I remember when everyone looked like this…

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The Monk’s advice to a bunch of Fairies.

They sat in a lovely Fairy Circle, with the Monk E at one corner, confusing the dimensions of the place. The Fairies had enjoyed the tale as far as the bit about the 4th and 5th dimensions, as they really … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Uranus

Moving on tonight with Fairy Hanny and her crowd of weird friends. I created Lady Stuppence from an expressions used by my son Ben – it’s a bit rude… ” The Monk E.   “Dear luscious Maidens,” continued the Monk. … Continue reading

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