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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Just Desserts

For my wife's birthday on Saturday we went to the rather fine Nok's Kitchen Thai restaurant in Stockbridge. The waitress asked if we'd been before. We had, and my wife mentioned it was her birthday. After we'd finished our coffee and I was reaching for my wallet, the entire staff appeared at our table with a dessert of strawberries, bananas and pink ice cream. One not-quite-appropriate single candle flickered on top of the ice cream. Then the staff sang Happy Birthday, the other diners joined in, and there was much clapping. Excruciating in a way, but oddly enjoyable.
We liked the comment from a neighbouring diner: 'I'll bet you pull that one in every restaurant you go to.'

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Northwords Now

Pleased to have two poems, The Room With No View and Beyond The Dunes, accepted for the autumn edition of Northwords Now.

"Soon, all will be in place, I think." (Beyond The Dunes)

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Get A Grip

My sonnet The Red Hibiscus is published today in the online arts magazine LONDON GRIP...

http://londongrip.co.uk/2018/02/london-grip-new-poetry-spring-2018/

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Keeping On And Keeping Out

My poems, The Jewish Musician and Idyll were published today in issue 182 of ORBIS magazine. My first publication in ORBIS was in issue 63, in March 1987. The poem was called Keeping Out Winter.
30 years on, I'm still hoping to keep winter out.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Student Flat

My poem, The Student Flat, was published yesterday in THE HERALD as part of a week-long sequence celebrating Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, I did not find this out until today and have had to pay £4.65 to order a copy of the paper from Glasgow. Still, when it arrives, I'll be able to catch up on yesterday's news.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Gutter

Three of my poems just published in issue 17 of Gutter:
ALL THINGS BRIGHT,
PROSPECT
and PLAY IN A DAY?
 
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Utter

I read my one-and-only sestina on YouTube.
And there are some pictures.
Just go to YouTube and type in: Jim C Wilson.

A poem is hovering in the southern sky...

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Jim C. Wilson  Poet
‘A true poet —