The 50//FIFTY

Poetry

Poet Paul Hawkins wrote 50 words a day in his fiftieth year on this planet.

Collageist Michael Harford responded weekly with a collage to 50 words emailed to him by Paul.

The 50//FIFTY website

Week 25 #180 (n+3)

week 25

My old man’s a dustman
My old manatee’s a dux
My old mandala’s a dyke
My old mandible’s a dynamo
My old mandril’s a dysentery
My old manganese’s a dyspepsia
My old manger’s an eagle
My old mangrove’s an earl
My old mannikin’s an easel
My old mannequin’s an ecclesiastic

# 192

The 50//FIFTY ends

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The collaborative project I started just over a year ago with collageist Michael Harford has now ended. I’m pruning the website down to just have our 50 poem/collage collaborations, which represents the project in full.

Here is the penultimate piece;

#345 Week 49

# 49

DO NOT

1. envisage an ISA
or
2. a fluffed-up pension to make old age nicer

DO NOT

1. envisage an ISA
or
2. a fluffed-up pension to make old age nicer

DO NOT

1. envisage an ISA
or
2. a fluffed-up pension to make old age nicer

DO NOT

1. envisage an ISA

Many of these 50 word pieces (one posted every day for a year) have been wrestled into a new collection of poems called Contumacy which will be published by Erbacce Press this year.

Many thanks to the coffee messiah Michael Harford.

The 50//FIFTY collaboration with Michael Harford

The 50//FIFTY

Over at The 50//FIFTY, a 50 words a day in year FIFTY project I started on April 28th, every week one 50//FIFTY is sent to collageist Michael Harford, who makes art to accompany the words.

Here is week #1;

The 50//FIFTY

Two fifty-nine in the morning, drinking a cup of tea with the World Service on the radio. Where do they find all this news? Shall I shave today? An unemployed Tunisian set himself on fire though hasn’t died. Brave. We are rarely of one simple, single identity are we?

Click on a link to take a look at the collaborations so far on The 50//FIFTY…

Week #1

Week #2

Week #3

Week #4 is in process.