Author Archives: Maitiu

About Maitiu

I am a collection of aspects. A father, a husband, an uncle, a son, a teacher, an aspiring writer, an amateur photographer, a poor guitar player, a slightly better singer... Online however I am a 365er looking to find out what people make of my personal poetic musings and my photographs. Drop a penny in an old man's hat and let me know what you think... (Leave a comment!)

Identity

I was asked to produce a poem on the theme of ABC (Americans born Chinese). After a lot of thought and a lot of dross the result was as follows. Please enjoy.  Identity A striped flag flutters Pulling against a … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Road

I was thinking about some of the wonderful sights I witnessed this summer on my hike through Scotland along the West Highland Way, and it brought to mind how lucky I really am. This photo is from the Glen on … Continue reading

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Pickthanks and Naysayers

Last week, two things jumped out at me: the word ‘pickthanks’ (which was to become a favourite) and a photograph from 1936. Well…the following was the result…   Why I Wear My Cross. In a world of pickthanks, he stood out- … Continue reading

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First Love

  First Love   He holds her pale hand firmly in his grip Lest she might slip away Leaving him alone, desperate.   Never though has he held her love. I keep that safe beneath my bed, in a box … Continue reading

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Coming Home. 

We turned the corner of strange into familiar street, Where once we ran along, a long time ago, Where once we laughed, bled, kissed our way down. Here still it meanders unmoving, ever-distant A shattered reflection of stained memories reaching- … Continue reading

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Another along a similar theme.

So yesterday I was feeling rather ill. Ahh, poor me! Today we hit the town. Raining in Nanjing, photos awaiting development. But it made me think that, when the future is so uncertain we must embrace what we have. What … Continue reading

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A quiet day.

I have spent the day…what have I done? It has been one of those days spent just organising things at home. A rainy winter’s day that fades. Then a quiet evening playing music in the local bar. Nevertheless I have … Continue reading

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