Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Liebster Blog Award

Hello world on this Sunday which perfectly sums up the words “April is the Cruellest month” (Elliott’s, The Wasteland). Its drizzly and warm all at the same time   Belfast blogger, and writer, Neil J Burns ( I met Neil through my … Continue reading

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Today’s letter is the letter T :)

Newest poem challenge. Only use words beginning with T stay under 16 lines and try to maintain a cohesive narrative. My attempt: Thanoptis time twists totality towards tormented traditionalism,Traitorous tongues traced, teasing tantalizing terror.They trusted totally twisted torturers, tasted torments,Tore … Continue reading

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The lost Settlements of Cavehill

Here are the first range of pictures of the old buildings that I found on the Cavehill one of them appears to have been several stories high probably a watermill and the others are small housing.Cavel

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Tips on contacting publishers ( or insider secrets)

I have 25 years experience working with poetry in one form or another the following is a  modified list of what most publishers use as their criteria. Presentation of your poems is of major importance, and it is advised that … Continue reading

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Submissions for issue 8

SUBMISSIONS  for A New Ulster issue 8 We are now accepting submissions for issue 8. We accept art of any kind, photography, short stories, poetry and haiku’s. A New Ulster also accepts essays on fiction or local history. NB – … Continue reading

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Lost settlements

I’ve been taking pictures old houses and homesteads on the Cavehill I’ll be uploading them soon I had thought someone else would have written something or catalogued them before but no one seems to have done so. 

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What is a decent person?

I always wonder what constitutes a decent person? For years I thought that it was holding the door for people letting those older than yourself ahead in the queue, not stealing and not being selfish.  So what does a decent … Continue reading

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