CHINA IN PICTURES; SHANGHAI STORIES

Last week I was in Shanghai for work and met jet lag straight on, here are some of the pictures from that week, including 6am walks through the city while it was waking and I was searching for sleep… The mountains of the clouds The customary gas mask in your room for emergencies, wrapped in […]

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SHINING SHADOWS

  And so falls a fleet of rain, another sheet to soak the street, another sheen to shine up shadows, to wash away the steps others have taken along your paths, to wash the traces of all that came before. And so falls a ray of light, another shimmer of the summer, another colour to […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 10, PORTUGAL, PEACE AND…

  Scene in Europe, Scene 10, Portugal, Peace and…    Henry spent the first two days of the Portugal leg of his trip in Lisbon, amid a wave of modern architecture in stark contrast with its older, neighbouring terracotta rooftops of charm and a sea of towering cranes best seen from the sleek cable-stayed Vasco […]

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ALL THAT REMAINS

I walked to you today Along the rocky shore As the winds roared And the rain fell, Soft upon my face. I walked to you today In hiking boots And specs of snow, Though hills and dales And pools of tide. I walked to you today To where you stood, To the cliff you’ve claimed, […]

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A New Year

A new year, A new day- Sky’s still grey. A new year, A new day, Still raining- Weather’s still the same, No change there, People still on the streets With their brollies- Shopping, Plodding through puddles And slipping in the sales- Buying what they don’t want In wet shoes and stockings, And cursing what they […]

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