Posts Tagged ‘Simon Zonenblick’


Here is the latest blog Ryburn Ramblings from Simon Zonenblick. In this months blog Simon looks at the history and cultivation of the ornamental brassicas and how these plants can be grown for decoration and for human consumption too. The link to Simon’s blog is here: https://sites.google.com/site/ryburnramblings/poetry/01.


Another blog from the excellent Simon Zonenblick. This month Simon looks at the humble sheep in poetry and highlights some of the many poems that have been written about this much overlooked animal. The link to Simon’s blog is here: https://sites.google.com/site/ryburnramblings/lizard-point-to-dunnet-head-september-2006/01-sheep


The latest blog from the wonderful John Foggin. Read and enjoy.

The Great Fogginzo's Cobweb

grass in wind

“If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary life it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well-wadded with stupidity”  George Eliot. ‘Middlemarch’

Working in various warehouses I always liked a tidy-up, a bit of stocktaking, giving a bit of shape and order to the accumulated muddle and inconvenience of things. Or, at least, the illusion of order and meaning. And even though I always think that the Sunday Supplement and TV reviews of the the year that’s about to end smack of lazy journalism, and easy programming, I realise that this is exactly what I’m heading into. Starting with a poem that’s now over a year old, and which seems like someone else’s. As they do.

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Here is the link to the latest edition of Ryburn Ramblings from the excellent Simon Zonenblick: https://sites.google.com/site/ryburnramblings/lizard-point-to-dunnet-head-september-2006/1-a


A link a great page of poetry from poets local to the Ryburn Valley, Sowerby Bridge. Have a look and enjoy.

https://sites.google.com/site/ryburnramblings/local-poetry