Posts by Tony Earnshaw

The Whistle and the Fiddle

The Whistle and the Fiddle

As we face more restrictions on socialising, on numbers at weddings and , for some, on movement, I was reminded...

Constancy and betrayal

Constancy and betrayal

I was enjoying sitting in the garden, pondering the beauty and the timelessness of nature, compared to the fickleness and...

The return of Little Brother

The return of Little Brother

Some years back I wrote a one act play exploring sibling relationships, family secrets, and the tensions and bonds between...

Crowded beaches

Crowded beaches

We were nervous about going to the beach. All that noise about Bournemouth and crowds , the parking, the litter....

Lines from Lockdown

Lines from Lockdown

We had a beautiful creative evening last week, when Mole Valley Poets held an open Zoom session of work created...

Black and white

Black and white

I’ve been trying to get my head round the idea of black and white, the specifics of black as opposed...

On line poetry – and history in the making

On line poetry – and history in the making

I’ve tended to have an old fashioned view of libraries – a very positive one, but limited to book borrowing,...

Relax (don’t do it?)

Relax (don’t do it?)

I suppose the religious analogy is with the ‘last days’ where everything is in a state of chaos and confusion...

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty at the moment; by fear of infection; by a craving for closeness with...

These are the things

These are the things

I’ve been thinking about what happens next. There’s been a lot of talk in the press, and shared posts on...

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