Monthly Archives: March 2013

Untranslatable Words

There are those intangible and undefinable emotions that no words, at least just within one particular language, can ever perfectly capture the meaning of. All you can do is gesticulate madly and hope that the people you are talking to can make sense of all your movements when you are completely at a loss for words. Luckily, …

Wilde’s Wit

Essay Written June 2011 Oscar Wilde is quite possibly the wittiest writer to ever have lived, a marvellously sharp and revolutionary man who led a typically poetic life of tragedy. He was born in 1854, in Dublin (and died in Paris in 1900) but despite being immersed in English culture later on, never lost his …

Skinheads – A New Species

Essay Written November 2011 The evolution and revolution associated with one particular subculture   Weird & Wonderful    Since 1945, the world has seen an explosion of subcultures consisting of youths eager to do something different, something counter-culture, something that says “Bugger Off” to expectations and a world that worships the money god. These groups, …

Rambling Waters

Original Poem Written February 2013 A torrent of words, loose verses of prose Swim wildly to barred and stubborn floodgates, Spilling over the banks in tragic floods Or splashing faces with stinging frankness, Sometimes drowning those that gush too many Rushing fervently as a waterfall (when impassioned eulogies do require), And seeping sorely when hearts …