L3 (Day 28): At the Window

Another day of tears. A venerated old man died along with one thousand, four hundred and forty-eight other UK victims of the pandemic. Tomorrow Will Be Good Day is the title of his book.

With that hope in my heart I withdraw from this one.

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CLP 02/02/2021

Lockdown 3 (Day 21) Postscript

To cap a suitably mournful day the UK has now lost over 100,000 people to coronavirus, (source: Public Health England).

Still there is discussion around shutting the airports, ports and the Channel Tunnel to all but the food and materials we need.

Take a moment to reflect on that figure again: 100,162 dead people due to coronavirus.

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CLP 26/01/2021

On Numbers (1,162)

Oh My! This is bad

Each one a human being

May they rest in peace

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n.b. Dark days indeed. Read this article published online by The Guardian today to try and get a grip on what the hospital teams have to deal with…clapping for them is an irrelevance. This is a disaster.

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CLP 07/01/2021

Content Warning

I warned you

it was a picture of a blue tit

on a plucking post

so was taken aback

when you complained of it being

colourfully dead, guts excised

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Sparrowhawks don’t piss about

they have needs to feed and be fed

but don’t we all?

so why did you complain I’d misled?

it was a plucking post

where life, death and shit happens

as you now know

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CLP 20/12/2020

On Numbers (33)

Rank, name, regiment

Embossed in memoriam

“The Great War” claimed them

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n.b. It is interesting how “The Great War” is generally thought of having ended in 1918. On this memorial the dates are clearly marked 1914 ~ 1919. The discrepancy may be due to deaths occurring in Russia, where Allied forces were sent to fight Lenin’s Bolsheviks in support of the White Russians.

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CLP 16/11/2020