Maltese Elections: The Greatest Show on Earth

  No one does elections like we do in Malta. This is a fact un-related to political colours, ideologies and alignments. It is something to celebrate, and something that is prodigiously revelatory. Over the course of the last few months I’ve been working (and finishing) the first draft of a novel that has taught me…

A Poetic Foundation

  The poetic foundation of a new novel…     I   That one embrace, Arms clasped Fingers entwined; That lasts lifetimes.   Mine’s and yours. If only I knew it then.   II   I would forsake the tides of history To guarantee your happiness: And I will. But quickly, before the clouds Veil…

Why Attenborough’s Planet Earth II Matters

Ps put this on while reading: “Metaphysics must flourish. He who understand baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.” Charles Darwin The seemingly irreverent, joking quote of Darwin rang incessantly through my mind as I watched the whole of BBC’s Planet Earth II series from beginning until last Sunday’s Desert episode. It’s a phrase…

Impressions II

  The Homeless At Home   The television stares at her, watches her, flicks her over to the next channel – it goes loud, makes her giddy; but then she’s put on mute. Muted by the sunset that is seven o’clock. She runs up to her room and forces herself on her knees, kicking out…

Refuge in Beethoven

  Out of that river he made a mirror and asked it about his sorrow. He made rain out of his grief and imitated the clouds. Adunis For an instant he moved his languishing great eyes away from the music sheet to stare into the fingertips of the sun, he noticed his nose tickling him…