Throwback Friday – Care Guide – Eric (EDC Writing)

A ‘poem and a line’ hung separately before, re-aired at the ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ today…

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‘Poem and a line’ –  an early 2018 poem and a six word line – a light care guide to laundry! 


Care guide no use
hand rub squeeze tight
deep soak wet through
hot wash why rush
spin-cycles least two
well-conditioned hell yes
iron best wrinkle free
airing-cupboard tight fit
while here clean sheets
okay mister don’t mess up
damn you’re doing it again


She’s a tickle… he’s an itch


EDC, an Englishman, a scientist, retired fellow, now writing, as is, whatever briefly comes into his head. Can be found blogging as ‘EDC Writing -Believing Sight Unseen’ at

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Throwback Friday – Life’s Light – Eric (EDC Writing)

Life’s light felt right to post again over at the Cafe…

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Grey autumn day
clouds as far as eyes can see
breeze swept trees shake off leaves
smoke swirls from log-fired chimneys

Arm in arm they walk
snuggled close to share their warmth
each complete with one another
for them there is no other

The path they tread now clear ahead
past diversions left behind them
a footstep from the door they pause
embrace give looks that say it all

The key their love he sweeps her up
lips touch across the threshold
life’s light within first sign of spring
winter closed the door behind them


EDC, an Englishman, a scientist, retired fellow, now writing, as is, whatever briefly comes into his head. Can be found blogging as ‘EDC Writing -Believing Sight Unseen’ at

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EDC Writing – Posts Elsewhere (13/Mar/20)

My poem ‘River Crossing‘ submitted in response to the March 2020 prompt ‘Bridges’ is today posted by ‘Free Verse Revolution‘ under my full name – Eric Daniel Clarke.  My thanks to Kristiana Reed, who yet again came up with an intriguing image which got me reading my poem in yet another way – always a good thing.

Since my return in February to the ‘Go Dog Go Cafe‘ as a contributing writer I’ve been posting poems on ‘Throwback Friday’ – today’s poem ‘Next Door‘ is one of my earliest first posted back in 2016 – I started late yet in a literary sense this poem seems from a lifetime ago; and in someways it is.

Both poems will appear in ‘Shorts – a take on poetry




‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ transition made

Misread He takes in the view all the lines and spaces curves and wiggles traced their flow and punctuation top to bottom footnotes nothing hidden from him He turns the pages over no choice she made him dense close packed tension no clarity or meaning she too complicated for him too deep too dark he leaves # She wrote stories he couldn't read‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ the first book of my transition from scientist to writer will be published in May by Potter’s Grove Press. Writing poetry came as a surprise to me. I’d a novel in mind, ‘Believing Sight Unseen,’ it still is; competing hard with the immediacy of poetry.

 I started writing late, creatively, that is. Until 2012 I wrote disciplined non-fiction, lived a scientist’s life of peer review and publication. I worked at boundaries; of the physical and life sciences, of industry and academia, of research and mentoring, of observation and extrapolation. 2012 to 2017 the transition made, not easily, not smoothly, easing out of science, finding my way to write. 

 Turned out my approach to writing not so different to the way I did science – a little unconventional – using words in place of molecules to explore boundaries; real, imagined, of my mind and yours. In short, PowerPoint bullet points became verse – I like to keep things tight.

Promote Yourself Monday, 3/2/20 and Roundup for 2/24/20

It’s Monday, it’s the day to share a post of yours, be it poetry or prose, at the Go Dog Go Cafe…

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

Another amazing week last week! We continue to see a growth of enthusiastic support and responses from around the world! The numbers: 340 comments, 269 views, and 44 likes. Most important, we had !!33!! posts shared with us, now is your chance to go back and take a look at these amazing writers and people just in case you missed one or two. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. As always, stay a while, scroll around, and write, write, share, write! Here are the posts our community…

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