Missing Summer

Missing Summer by Phil Hackett
The sun dappled clouds

cleared by the breeze,

birds sing out loud

whistling through the trees,

The storms that gather.

A green and pleasant land.

The rain that pours,

soak the soil and the sand.

Scudding clouds.

Pollen counts.

My lover misses them all.

Beaches, coves and forest floors.

Mountains, valleys, glens and moors.

She’s missing summer.

And then the fall.
By Phil Hackett
My wife has suffered from ME for eighteen years but her health has deteriorated since last summer.

Written as an entry for the #MissingMillions poetry competition to support MEAction for ME Awareness Month.

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Private Views Film

Private Views Film (2016) – Premiered at Phoenix Square

Created for Expect the Unexpected, Vivid Arts, Cultural eXchanges Week, De Montfort University, Phoenix Arts.

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Art Fox Gallery

I am being represented by this lovely little gallery of up and coming artists…

Check them all out and maybe buy some lovely art at reasonable prices.

Art Fox Gallery

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Arty Week

My Facebook Page for my Art went over the like target to allow me to edit it this week:


I am in four exhibitions this week:

Figures & Faces – Fusion Art Gallery – March 2016

Open 27 – New Walk Museum & Art Gallery – Mar ~ May 2016

Kink – Curve – Feb ~ April 2016

Expect the Unexpected – Phoenix Arts Centre – March 2016


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No: 11 – A song you have listened to too many times and got sick of it.

A song you have listened to too many times and got sick of it.

pick a number, any number…

I don’t normally do this sort of thing, but I love the challenge of this one and it is in music/song format. So pick a number, any number…

This is still everywhere, bored of the fact that it is made of so many lovely bits of fantastic songs, that it is catchy but that the sum of the parts doesn’t equal the whole, for me.

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