window to the falls, 2016

I can’t remember the name of the nature park this tree was in. It was on the second day of our motorbike tour from Da Lat to Nha Trang and we stopped at so many incredible places that the name of this area has slipped my mind. Through the hole you can see the side…

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Day 1)

Day one in Vietnam was like a kaleidoscope. Before this trip I’d never left Europe. There were sights and colours and smells and sounds that I’d never experienced before and I felt like everything deserved a picture. I’ve narrowed down day one to these four shots. I think they capture the essence of the experiences…

Daily Prompt: Folly

rolly cigarettes on a park bench you tell me that we shouldn’t be smoking smoking is bad for the heart   folding picnic chairs and spoiled sandwiches you tell me that we shouldn’t be out when the clouds are grey grey cloud means rain   dirty plates and greasy pound notes you tell me that…

Vũng Tàu, Vietnam

One of the only sunsets I managed to capture whilst in Vietnam. This was taken on Vung Tau beach and the bay was full of ships. In the distance you could see several oil rigs, and a lot of the “petrocash” flows into Vung Tau city. The sea was full of Vietnamese cooling off at…

ON HATING POETRY

I used to despise poetry. I refused to read it, let alone write it. For three years I studied poetry at university, because for whatever reason, I was half decent at analysing the stuff. Plagued by “this happens because of this,” or, “don’t write that, you can’t do that in a poem unless you’re experienced,”…

autumn: yellow flowers, green carlsberg

Alders are very suited to the site they like the wet ground.   Rattling train song. Echoes of a pneumatic drill, machine-gun fire.   Monetize the wild, the felled trees, butterfly souls, we are greedy, we eat too much.   Lech, the ruins of a firework fire.   A single peg on a scrubs arm,…