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The Melancholy of Grey

The melancholy of grey When there are no slanted beams Of light Where the walk along the country lane Is simply for the action of left and right When you look for beauty And it exists for you momentarily In … Continue reading

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Poetry Workshops

In the boarding school where I work, I held a poetry workshop with my Chinese teenage students.  To set the tone for their writing, I started by playing them Tarkovsky film clips, playing Bach’s Prelude no 8, talking about stream … Continue reading

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Tarkovsky

I was first introduced to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky at art school, in the film club.  I didn’t get it.  I was young and full of energetic distraction.  Now, a few decades on, I cannot get enough of his … Continue reading

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