her blouse …



her blouse falls open
like a high cupboard
… her nipples
like painted pink tips
on porcelain

(Julian O’Dea)

Three new photos of Carolyn Farina

I haven’t seen these photographs before. I have written about Carolyn Farina a few times on this blog (I admit to having a “screen crush” on her). These pictures were presumably taken when Metropolitan (1990) was being released. Miss Farina (the short-haired brunette) was about 26 years old.




This remains my favourite shot of her, from about the same time.







… another hot day

but a wind blows

and I can watch

the sails on yachts

billow like blooms

in a bowl …


(Julian O’Dea)

yes, I look at women’s shoes

yes, I look at women’s
shoes … that’s where
the ankles live


(Julian O’Dea)


Samuel Johnson said it all on women preaching


“I told him I had been that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach.  Johnson: “Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs.  It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”
Boswell: Life”



… for a moment or two

I smelt I was in port again;

with the scent of diesel and

the hydraulics of the truck

in our driveway;

and a wiry man working

in a floppy hat; and me

standing there watching,

slightly drunk.


(Julian O’Dea) 

Derek Walcott, Caribbean Nobel Laureate poet, dead

The famous poet Derek Walcott has died. It might interest Manosphere people that he was accused at times of “sexual harassment”. This is a surprisingly fair account:

This spiteful campaign has neither rhyme nor reason

Here is a painting of his, “Portrait of Claudia in Yellow Armchair – Derek Walcott”: