I know, it’s been too long, but I’m back. I noticed in amazement and a touch of horror, that I last posted a blog on this site last December. Forgive me. I’ve been busy with various writing projects – a third novel all but completed, a fourth on its way and a poetry collection coming out very soon. So yes, busy. I’ve also been doing my weekly poetry readings online every Thursday and, until Christmas, most Fridays. I’m getting ready for one now. Each week, for over a year now I’ve been starting the hour with a Shakespeare Sonnet, read in chronological order of publication. This week we’re at Sonnet 63. In that time I’ve also been reading Blakes’ Songs of Innocence and Experience, Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen prose poems and now, Shakespeare continues, of course, but he’s joined by Tennyson’s In Memoriam and Rimbaut’s Les Illuminations in John Ashbery’s translation. It’s been truly inspiring focusing on each individual poem in these collections, one at a time, each week. Inspiring too the wide range of poets from all over the world who attend and, often, read. Poetry is far from dead. Hurrah! Anyway, I’m back.