The scene ends with the woman wailing on the ground as she clutches a single telegram. We are left in no doubt her man died roaring. As a whole Pals is touching, tearful, and terrifying. It is an outstanding performance.
Word Smith’s Haiku Picks from the Week
Almost like mathematics anyone can begin composing haikus, but only either natural genius or dedication to the craft will result in brilliant and memorable masterpieces. Over the past week I have picked out just three haikus which have in some way touched me as both brilliant and memorable.
‘Words Smith’ is Filling Twitter with Beautiful Things
Follow @UrFhasaidh If you are one of those people who think that Twitter bots are annoying, then you may take some satisfaction in knowing that a bot is a nightmare to create. Last week I spent an entire night programming my very first Twitter bot from the husk of a previous Twitter account. My reason … Continue reading ‘Words Smith’ is Filling Twitter with Beautiful Things
Author of One Published Haiku
Having a poem published technically makes one – I am sure – a poet. A few years ago in Belfast I was presenting a theological essay on the theme of Being the Other when I was introduced to the idea of writing Haiku poetry. Until this point in my life I had always assumed that … Continue reading Author of One Published Haiku
Something Quite Warming from Frozen
Well I succumbed to the pressure and watched Frozen. Yeah, you read right. I watched Frozen. I don’t know what all the fuss is about or why those mothers ended up getting arrested after fighting over the last remaining Elsa doll in the country. Acht, it’s Christmas – the one time of the year when … Continue reading Something Quite Warming from Frozen