Author Archives: TanGental

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.

Poetry Readathon #robbiecheadle

Robbie Cheadle kindly invited me to be part of her Poetry Readathon. In it I share two poems I wrote early in my poetry writing career one of which I updated and read at my daughter’s wedding this August. Please … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of Carp #writephoto

The Wisdom Of Carp The Sage of Upyaws lowered himself onto his fishing stool and sighed a tired sigh. Another beautiful day, a glorious view, a lake full of willing carp.. He sighed again and picked up the Tupperware box, … Continue reading

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The Triangulation Of Superheroes #novemberwritingchallenge

This is written for D Wallace Peach’s November Writing Challenge ‘Hi, Bat, you okay to take a call?’ ‘Who is it, Alfred?’ ‘The Mayor of Gotham. Sounds a bit angsty.’ ‘He’s always angsty. Put him on.’ The Bat smoothed his … Continue reading

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The October Garden Part 2

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And another bit of poetry

Another poem based on a famous verse, treated with total disrespect. Do let me know what you think How Do I Love You? (Sonnets From The Portuguese XLIII, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: number 25) How do I love you? Let me … Continue reading

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A Life In The Day… #writephoto

‘So Albertine Mayfly, any moment now it will be dawn on your Big Day and…’ ‘My only day.’ ‘Well, that’s true but…’ ‘Though I suppose that’s merely the average, so some Mayflies may pop their clogs earlier and some go … Continue reading

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Poems, poems

Another poem based on a famous verse, treated with total disrespect. Do let me know what you think Foreign Is Quite Ghastly (Home Thoughts, From Abroad, Robert Browning) Oh to be in England Rather than ‘abroad’ To say travel broadens … Continue reading

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