Joe Lycett…..Bartholomew Experiments….

by Bernie Bell - 14:18 on 15 November 2022

Joe Lycett….

I like Joe Lycett – I think he’s a delightful young man who is clever and witty without being nasty – a rare thing these days.

Now, I like him even more……. https://benderslikebeckham.com/

I’m not sure about the idea of shredding the money - that’s just wasteful.  Wouldn’t it be better - and more shaming to Beckham – to donate it to something useful?  For example, organizations which support young people playing football.

That may sound a bit vague – that’s because I have zero interest in football and don’t know enough to be specific about such things!

Why is the FIFA World Cup taking place in that country, at this time?   Repressive regimes should be shunned – all of them, in every way.

‘Amnesty International’ tell it like it is….  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2016/03/qatar-world-cup-of-shame/

This got me remembering ‘Bend It Like Beckham’  - a film which, like Joe, is clever, thought-full, kind, and good-humoured.


PS...Re. working conditions at Qatar...


Please - Boycott the whole sorry business - don't go there, don't watch it on the telly - please.


Bartholomew Experiments…

3 Experiments That Prove The World Is Flat Poetically

My car is jealous of poetry
because it fills the garage.

Rickety card tables and milk crates
are covered with beakers, books
and Bunsen burners bubbling
away useless words.

My hands shake as I pour reagents,
mixing the smoothest line
and with mortar and pestle
compounding a slanty rhyme.

But some nights, after my white lab coat
is stained purple, the place explodes
in a brilliance that blows open the doors
of perception
 — and I sigh.

The above is Bartholomew's poem - for another experiment - go to his blog page... https://bartbarkerpoet.com

When we visited the Hotel Biron ( Rodin Museum) we saw Rodin’s  ‘Gates of Hell’, which I interpreted as being Doors of Perception – crowned by ‘The Thinker’.  I hope Bartholomew won’t mind if I replace the image he used, with this  pic. – as Rodin is another one who was/is full of LIFE.

Image credit: Cyberjunkie.  Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic licence.

“If the doors of perception were cleaned, everything would appear as it is – infinite.” (William Blake – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)

I recommend reading ‘The Great Divorce’ by C.S. Lewis.


Bartholomew's poem reminded me of when Jeanne walked the Stones with good intent to heal the world of the damage done by Trump – a different form of spell….  https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/12/17/jeanne-weaves-her-words-and-images/


Here’s one I made earlier…. https://theorkneynews.scot/2021/11/16/an-antidote-2/


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