Author Archives: catherinehume

About catherinehume

Catherine Hume: Writer, social care worker and a liver of a life less ordinary.

The Man In The Cell

Waisted at the waist, at the weakest part of the week, she hauled herself to the bleak hall to hear the compliments that complement her message. She received mail from the male who sent her scents and badly written letters. … Continue reading

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My Dream

I am a writer who does not write. I am a foreign language speaker who does not speak foreign languages. Life is tough, life is expensive. I have had to work – work hard over twenty years. I have had … Continue reading

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Big

Staccato stop. Paint a full stop on the page of your life. Big mouth. Big ideals for the future of the human race. At your own pace, run your race. Big nose. Big nose for business, making skills grow. It … Continue reading

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A Word Of Thanks

While I am working on another project at the moment, I want to thank everyone who has been following my blog. I don’t know all your names but these are the countries from which you hail: Australia – g’day and … Continue reading

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Kate Tempest, Stormzy and Gorillaz

This is my third look at poetry in modern music.   Back in 2005, Gorillaz released Demon Days, an album that spoke of many of the miseries and catastrophes we face on Planet Earth today. Then, just before the end … Continue reading

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Dizraeli, Tim Matthew and Eliza Carthy

For my second examination of the use of poetry within modern music I will delve into two albums by Eliza Carthy. Last year, Big Machine – a storm of an album by Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band – won … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zephaniah

In the first of my explorations of poetry used in modern music, I will shine the light in the direction of top UK poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Benjamin Zephaniah appeared on the first Imagined Village album, where he performed a retelling … Continue reading

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