Author Archives: Quad

About Quad

The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

Resolution: Stop reading novels

Over Christmas I re-read Jane Austen’s collection, which I have read far beyond ten times now I have it in the much more accessible form of Kindle. I have found reading on Kindle actually makes my reading pace slightly faster, … Continue reading

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Maps

(i)   * My curious fingers probed the smooth surface,   spun the globe on its axel, a coloured blur All blue yellow green made the world a sleek oval I could only graze over Not knowing, not travelled, Tongue … Continue reading

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Light Travel

Random musings on how light might travel between people, or how two people might energise light, musings really… * We’ve been flying from star to star Shunting between walls, light driven Luminous, fragile, disintegrating  * You have outshone the room … Continue reading

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Prague Haiku

Stag Party in Prague  * The one single man, on principle, refused the strippers. Sat; sketched water.

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Venice Sestina

Rhyming sestina for Venice! * I have never known you in this city; you are untouched in Venice body unburied beneath my fingerprints, I’ve not mapped you through these maps, canals and streets entwine in my minds vision. Hotel Rialto, … Continue reading

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Lanzarote

The Never Visited Lanzarote * You want to take your camera, your wide angle lens shoot black sand in Lanzarote I want to snorkel for the first time burn into my retina the colours of fish, The names of which … Continue reading

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Sonnet for France

  We could catch the Eurostar, see the world glide past Like a swallow of white wine, rose shadows, Tipsy on travel, scenery sliding by in gulps Tiredness merging the countries together * We can create a sign language of … Continue reading

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