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Trilobite

Trilobite

small poem ...
/ / Poetry / No Comments on Trilobite / 48 words / NEW! /
Fete Patronale

Fete Patronale

A French Limerick, if there can be such a thing ...
/ / Poetry / 1 Comment on Fete Patronale / 64 words / NEW! /
Hot Work

Hot Work

Of course it's no longer summer but I'll cling on to it for a little longer yet.  Just a little lefty vitriol for my brothers and sisters. Peace comrades...  ...
/ / faith, hope, memories, Opinion, philosophy, Poetry, poetry / 1 Comment on Hot Work / 114 words / NEW! /
Apple Tree.

Apple Tree.

Part of the Priory Cottage series ...
/ / Nature., Poetry / No Comments on Apple Tree. / 44 words / NEW! /
half a lifetime ago

half a lifetime ago

half a lifetime ago   half a lifetime ago I found god or god found me unexpectedly   my wife despised the reborn me -  (we parted in acrimony)    I chose a pilgrim's way - a rough and flinty path on barefoot bleeding feet   hopped fishing boats to a northern isle   and found, and lost, and lost, and found, myself in solitude   [writing a letter to his wife, he sighs, he will ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on half a lifetime ago / 171 words / NEW! /
hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990)

hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990)

I've spent the lock-down rewriting and severely editing works, many (most) have appeared here - they are all much shorter but still, I hope, worth reading. Some have radically shifted perspective ...
/ / Poetry / No Comments on hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990) / 188 words / NEW! /
A Virtual Travel

A Virtual Travel

Seeing the world through nursery rhymes ...
/ / fantasy, Ionicus poetry, Poetry, Surreal, Travel / No Comments on A Virtual Travel / 226 words / NEW! /
The Glacier Bird

The Glacier Bird

The Diuca finch builds its nest inside glaciers ...
/ / Ionicus poetry, Nature., Poetry / No Comments on The Glacier Bird / 130 words / NEW! /
To Be or Not To Be a Poet

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

That is the question ...
/ / humour, Ionicus poetry, Poetry / 16 Comments on To Be or Not To Be a Poet / 221 words / NEW! /
The Song of the Viral Particle

The Song of the Viral Particle

A rhyme for the times ...
/ / Poetry / 11 Comments on The Song of the Viral Particle / 123 words / NEW! /
Beyond Reach

Beyond Reach

The minute life stops being precious ...
/ / Poetry / 3 Comments on Beyond Reach / 127 words / NEW! /
Hewn in Rock

Hewn in Rock

One from the archives re-posted with audio. A special moment in time from my memory bank. I have written quite a few in rhyme.  Slain's Castle, Cruden Bay. Scene of the poem ...
/ / love, Poetry, romance / 7 Comments on Hewn in Rock / 152 words / NEW! /
This Word "is"

This Word “is”

This word "is" keeps me awake looking past somewhere which is to the left of nowhere in the middle of nothing filled with something. This word “is”   Take this word ‘is’: What is ‘is’? Just is? IS is is. Surely, there’s more? Must be more than just “is” I and S   “IS” And placed after ‘it’ Becomes ‘it is’. IT IS! But is it? The question remains:                         What is it, this “is”? ...
/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on This Word “is” / 68 words / NEW! /
The Year Moves On.

The Year Moves On.

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/ / Poetry, seasons / 9 Comments on The Year Moves On. / 24 words / NEW! /
breathless at the threshold

breathless at the threshold

a true account ...
/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on breathless at the threshold / 236 words / NEW! / UKA PICK!