About Goff James

Goff James’ work presents a study of seemingly contrasting forces in art, photography, poetry and writing.

Showcase Poetry – 'Temporary' – A poem by Ali Grimshaw (flashlight batteries – poetry)

flashlight batteries - poetry


Your phrases landed
on the floor between us.
I didn’t know how to catch them.

Your breathless words carried
a story of near miss.
One collection of minutes
that almost
restructured my life.

Like flower petals
blown away by the wind
altering forever

their attachment
to the stem.

Never again to unite in bloom’s beauty.

A reminder of
the impermanence of us.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2019 (Rewrite of a poem shared in 2017)

dVerse prompt – Poetics: Impermanence

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Senryu – 'History's Bequest' – A poem by Goff James

A poem inspired by Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt: Memory #writephoto

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Poem Attribution © goffjamesart/photography/poetry

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Image Attribution © Sue Vincent, 2020

Source Attribution https://scvincent.com/2020/02/27/thursday-photo-prompt-memory-writephoto/

Spotlight – Thursday photo prompt: Memory #writephoto – Sue Vincent (Daily Echo)

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.#writephoto

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today.

Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time and space allows, usually in the order in which they are submitted. Please be aware that I tend to schedule reblogs in advance and these spaces fill quickly so an early submission is more likely to be reblogged.

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday, 5th March at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Submit your link by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 4th March.

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Spotlight Writing – Photo prompt round-up: Still #writephoto – Sue Vincent (Daily Echo)

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Hoary fingers reach

Seeking mirrored yesterdays

An ancient embrace

Passing time holds no meaning

Only the seasons will change


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken one early spring morning in Monyash, Derbyshire.

The village is a truly ancient settlement… there have been people living here for at least five thousand years, largely because of a narrow band of clay running through the limestone that allowed the formation of pools to collect the water needed to sustain life in the high hills. Only the one in the picture now remains, Fere Mere.

It is likely that the inhabitants of this village were involved, four thousand years ago, in building the great stone circle of Arbor Low, just a short distance away.

Thank you to everyone who took part, visited or reblogged the posts or left comments for their authors.

A new prompt will be published later today. As…

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