Archive for March, 2014

Patron Saint

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention on March 23, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


“When I came home: on the abyss of the five senses, where a flat sided steep frowns over the present world, I saw a mighty Devil folded in black clouds, hovering on the sides of the rock, with corroding fires he wrote the following sentence now perceived by the minds of men, & read by them on earth.

How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
Is an immense world of delight, clos’d by your senses five?”

– William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Thought for the Day

Posted in Love letters, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags on March 14, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. Truth is, everybody’s going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”

-Bob Marley, That canny old Rastafarian.

Thanks to Chris Tate for putting me on to this one.


Posted in Observation, Writing with tags , , , , on March 13, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

Cover-Island-136-e1394515816623I have contributed an essay to this edition of Island Magazine on the relationship between writing and fighting called, ‘Fighting Words’.

This is the longest feather in my cap so far. Legitimate publication!

You can check it out here:

Or buy the magazine at Readings Bookstores.


nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility

Posted in Love letters, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

IMG_0714“She [Heather Locklear] showered me with flowers and I learned to love it. Any guy, I decided, who doesn’t like flowers is insecure about his masculinity.”

– Tommy Lee, The Dirt

The title is taken from the poem ‘somewhere i have never travelled’ by e.e. cummings.

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