The One Legged Goose

 

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The One Legged Goose

A one legged goose
With his love by his side
Gliding along
A smooth looking ride
Underneath
All hell breaks loose
The thrashing foot of the one legged goose

For this, and other random poetry, check out ‘Who Want’s a Theme Anyway?’ here:

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Description

A collection of poetry celebrating the beauty of the random. There is no thematic link to these poems, they touch upon almost any subject that crossed the author’s mind in the moment. They were born from a series of journal notes made over the course of a number of months. This collection is an eclectic mix of poems and range from love poetry to landscapes, children, paranormal, science and technology, and animals, with a lot of other topics thrown in for good measure.

Knights of Old

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Knights of Old

In days of yore
Of damsels and maids
Of women most fair
When battle was made

A mighty steed
A rampant charger
Dazzling armour
A knight sat proud

A lance in his hand
Spurs on his feet
He threw down the gauntlet
Cast his gage

Of rage and fury
On battlefield bleak
Judge and jury
And justice did reek

Gods will be done
Trial by combat
A test of arms
Running the lists

A lance in his hand
An axe, A sword
Maybe a mace
The weapons of a lord

Shield bedecked
With scarlet eagle
A griffin rearing
The three lion device

The sanctity of arms
The benediction of might
The blessing of arms
The glory of battle

The power of might
The right of power
Razing villages to the ground
E’en the flower filled bower

Men without charms
To the slaughter like cattle
Serfs and peasants
Mere cannon fodder

A time of majesty
They’d have us believe
But the reality was
Worse than we can conceive

For this, and other random poetry, check out ‘Who Want’s a Theme Anyway?’ here:

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Amazon UK

who-wants-a-theme-anyway

Description

A collection of poetry celebrating the beauty of the random. There is no thematic link to these poems, they touch upon almost any subject that crossed the author’s mind in the moment. They were born from a series of journal notes made over the course of a number of months. This collection is an eclectic mix of poems and range from love poetry to landscapes, children, paranormal, science and technology, and animals, with a lot of other topics thrown in for good measure.

Hamhock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Cheese Taster

Well, it seems that the highly talented Chief Pig Officer, (C.P.O) at J and I Publishing, Sir Bacon Doughnut Royal, has added yet another string to his bow and become a published children’s author. Is there no limit to this Pig’s talent?

As a loyal employee I wanted to share this with you all and to let you know that he is working on the next adventure for the intrepid Hamhock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Agatha the Pug.

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Description

“Hamhock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Cheese Taster,” is the first book in the Inspector Bacon Mystery Series for kids, ages 7-12.

Hamhock and his sidekick, Agatha the pug run a detective agency in London. When Mrs. Brie Gruyere stumbles into the office, desperate for help finding her missing husband, the head cheese taster for the Lemmington Cheese Factory, Hamhock and Pug know they have a case worth solving before them.

There’s more to this mystery than they first think. The family recipe book for the cheese factory is also missing…and there’s something skunky going on across the road.

Relying on wit, clue finding and Pug’s ability to create distraction, this mystery solving duo will stop at nothing to get the job done!

This is a chapter book for intermediate readers, with some harder words included for practise. This book has a British theme, and is mostly written in British English, so the spelling of words reflect that.

Get it here:

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Forthcoming Release – Majestic Reimaginings

J and I Publishing are very proud to announce the forthcoming release of a new hand drawn adult color book by the very talented Ionia Froment. This book is a collection of diverse landscapes and is full of beautiful, majestic drawings. Each picture is accompanied by a poem by Julian Froment inspired by the landscape. This book will be available as both an adult coloring book and as a special artist’s edition.

As a taster of what you can expect from this beautiful book we have an image and the acccompanying poem for you. We hope that you enjoy them. Further details of the release will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

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Up Above

Suspended in the air,
An overarching view
Of beauty most fair,
To enter into

An old arched bridge,
Spanning a patchwork path,
A protective rail,
A merry laugh.

A watery artery,
Meanders past undulant slopes,
An exhilarating sight,
Feeding our dreams and hopes.

A forest of firs,
A vibrant firework display,
Red, green and gold,
Soothes our minds melee.

And down below,
Azaleas bloom,
Touching the banks,
With intense perfume.

Beyond the Stacks

Since this blog was for a long time dedicated to well, Life, Literature, and Lewd Comments it seems somehow appropriate that the latest release from J and I Publishing is a bibliophiles color book. With a multitude of reading nooks and books to color, this book brings pleasure to the life of any avid reader.

So take the time to check out this new release and broaden your horizons.

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Description

Step into a comfortable reading nook and pick up a book to relax with. In this color book you will find books, reading nooks and shelves filled to the brim for you to color and make your own. Take some time away from your everyday stress and bring these books to life. There are multiple styles of images included in this book ranging from easier to more complex designs, so colorists of all ages can find something to enjoy.

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Stress Relief

Stress is a natural part of daily life in the modern world. From the trials and tribulations of the world at large, the idiot that cuts into line at the store, to the moron that cuts you up at the intersection. There is no avoiding it. It pervades everything we do.

So what do we do about it? How do we deal with this feeling that can gnaw at us until it drives us crazy?

There are a multitude of accepted techniques for dealing with stress such as a beer after work, chain smoking, relaxing with your other half, exercise, meditation, yoga. The list is endless. But what works for one, may not work for another.

How do you deal with the rigours of life, the stresses that get to you?

One newly accepted method is that of adult coloring. Not the coloring we all did as kids, or continue to do with our own kids, but a different kind of coloring. Adult coloring. Pictures and patterns that are more challenging for the adult. Those that stretch us, and in my case, often the ability to see without a magnification aid.

What do they do? How do they help?

Adult coloring books stretch and challenge our minds and abilities. They allow us to perform a physical task, whilst our subconscious minds to wander, whilst our conscious minds work on color selection, patterns, symmetry, and yes, staying inside the lines too. Always important whatever your age.

So, how about you tell me how you deal with the stress in your life, and maybe give adult coloring a try.

Here is a good place to start. I will even make things easy for you and provide links for whether you are in the US or the UK. You cannot ask for more than that.

Give it a go.

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Have fun, destress, and enjoy..