Author Archives: Jim Laing

About Jim Laing

The Buddha said there were four kinds of people. Those who run from dark to dark, those who run from light to dark, those who run from dark to light and those who run from light to light. From a life going from dark to dark to having a few years running from dark to light, with scuffed hands and knees from sometimes falling, I may be getting the hang of it now. How it began is not now how it is, I need a quiet space, After the noise of the day, So I take sanctuary in the creativity, And my soul feeds, On sometimes dark, Sometimes light fantasy, And I dare like many to work, But stay up off my knees, To dream, perchance to suffer, But always still to dream. Here are things mostly lyrical and poetic, with nonsense sometimes, reviews and personal musings. The coffees hot and always black. The words not necessarily so.

275. “Dum, dum, dum dum, dum, dum, dum dum….” (25 Apr. 18).

To any of you who may have been foolhardy enough to have held your breath after the last piece I posted, I hope you rest in peace, and know that I can’t make the same fool of you twice. After … Continue reading

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273. Edinburgh mornings 19: What a great day it’s been. (21 Apr. 18).

This “Edinburgh morning” actually concerns events from the afternoon on Saturday just past (21/04). I’ve fudged the timeline to fit the name of the series. I know it’s unforgivable. I claim artistic licence. There’s been a clutch of these come along … Continue reading

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268. Edinburgh mornings 15: It’s a haar life. (13 Apr. 18).

Seems that every time I post something new the phrase “It’s been a while since my last post but….” is a bit more scuffed and worn than the last time I abused it. So I’m giving it a day off … Continue reading

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206. Bambi. (22 Nov. 17).

This is a wee piece that came fairly quickly, with the rhythm of the first couple of lines just allowing the rest to tumble out. And I know, it’s Bambi, “Ahh! How could you?” “Actually, really easily thanks.” The only … Continue reading

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213. A black pudding fable. (05 Dec. 17).

Time for another visit with another piece from the darker side of things. Might see if I can find something with a bit more of a smile to it next time. One morning, on the way to the shower getting … Continue reading

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201.The Nancy Boo! Miseries: Poor Little Nancy. (12 Nov. 17).

It’s been a while since I was in here, let alone posted anything. And I’m not in for long now, I just had an urge to post something. Let’s see if I remember how it goes…. This little piece came … Continue reading

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166. “Oh Rabbit!”

This just came to me this morning, without any warning, before I thought of rising, or prising the eyelids apart. Not for kiddies, they wouldn’t get it, it’s purely just adult fun….   166. “Oh Rabbit!”. (04 Feb 2017).   … Continue reading

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“The man who killed Christmas. A saga in murderous red, green and silver”

Time for the Christmas ditties. This time I’ve found an image to compliment them with. Which is nice. Or maybe not. It works here not just because of the collective title for the these two poems, but because he is … Continue reading

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159. Most of my heroes. (17 Dec 2016).

There’s no real story behind this. Just a collection of words that appeared in support of the first two lines, which originally were only the one. 159. Most of my heroes. (17 Dec 2016). Most of my heroes, They all … Continue reading

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158.I still can see your face, in the thorny roses. (04 Dec 2016).

Not for the first time, and probably not for the last, it’s been a wee while since the last piece posted here. This was never going to be a blog that was characterised by the white hot heat of the … Continue reading

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