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Frack Poetry, Seams Like Tea Spirit

This is not a fracking poem! It’s brainy poetry!! Autobiography neurology!!!

Fracking My Brain Up, Down To Coffee Cup

mine mine, it’s all mine
exploring all day, digging for sign
word connections, startling revelations
sparking neurons, storing learns
deep seams all dried out
written what it’s all about
now I’m just chipping away
just to keep thinking day by day

pump coffee mixing in, flood blood stimulating adrenaline

hoping hormone rushes to stem of brain
where hippocampus and amygdala contain
short and long term memories
together with all humanity’s
universal mind, original creation
mother earth, genetic lactation
will these words, contribute to legacy
something like Shakespeare, to be

I’ve enrolled my second and latest poetry collection, 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, along with Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travels By Google Maps, in the Smashwords read an ebook week for free sale, starting Sunday March 3rd.

 

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Love Island Hayley’s Socratic Intelligence: Zero to Hero

After trying to promote working-class/women-AAW/blondes over the last thirteen years I thought Love Island‘s Hayley was a disaster when I first saw her clip from on the show; an adult on television not knowing the difference between UK cities, countries and continents.

Hail the Enlightened Hayley

However, when I first saw her interviewed, she seemed to stand up to Piers Morgan quite well, and then she spoke well on This Week. I don’t know if she decided herself, or had received good advice, but she said she’d been studying a bit since leaving the reality show, which is quite impressive in itself with what must have been a busy media schedule.

Even more impressively to me, she showed Socratic wisdom in making it clear she didn’t think she had enough knowledge yet to make a statement on Brexit, pushed by Mr. Neil. Socrates of course said the wisest are those who know they know little.

Like Socrates, I know I still know little, and have mental weaknesses, but I think one of my strengths is linking seemingly unconnected fields and themes.

This morning I had a new example, but this blog has gone on long enough already. Do you want to know what it is in the next blog?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marc-Latham/e/B004SP40J0

Mirror Poems Book Widely Available

Marc Latham’s (which might be a J.K. Rowling pseudonym?) 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, which combines self-analysis, social criticism and nature appreciation is now available on lots more Ereaders via Smashwords after passing review for the Premium catalogue. 40% of the book (twice as much as average) is available to browse for free.

1. Premium Catalog (Reaches Major Retailers): Once your book is accepted into the Premium Catalog, we automatically distribute it to major online retailers such as Apple (distribution to iBookstores in 51 countries), Barnes & Noble (US and UK)SonyKobo, WH Smith in the UK and FNAC (both powered by Kobo), Livraria Cultura in Brazil (powered by Kobo), the Diesel eBook Store,  eBooks Eros (operated by Diesel), Baker & Taylor (Blio and the Axis360 library service), Page Foundry (operates retail sites Inktera.com and Versent.com; operates Android ebook store apps for Cricket Wireless and Asus), and other distribution outlets coming soon.  These retailers require certain mechanical standards, such as a quality book cover image, a proper copyright notice at the top of your book, and other simple requirements outlined below. If you’re a serious author or publisher, you want your books included in Smashwords Premium Catalog. Both Apple and Sony require you have an ISBN, which you can obtain or assign in the Smashwords Dashboard’s ISBN Manager. For additional special requirements of the Apple catalog, see this checklist, How to Publish Ebooks on the iPad with Smashwords. Visit your Dashboard’s Channel Manager to control which retailers we distribute your book to.

Cover for '242 Mirror Poems and Reflections'
Smashwords.

It is also still available on Amazon for paperback and kindle.

Amazon.
Amazon.