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Hunting for Crocodiles

Hunting for Crocodiles

edited thanks to TheRecluse ...
/ / Poetry / 12 Comments on Hunting for Crocodiles / 166 words / / UKA PICK!
Private Members Bill

Private Members Bill

with no amendments! Division! Unlock! Close the doors! ...
sleeping with penguins

sleeping with penguins

sleeping with penguins   a hypnotic track on Radio 3, music for a found harmonium fills the room... and birdsong   I stand at the door, gazing at Effie   a satin sheet half-covers her, our new-born snuffles against her breast drops of milk trickle his chin - both are sleeping   I climb beside them, and brush with my lips the babe-free breast   Effie does not stir   the pasture scent of baby's ...
/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on sleeping with penguins / 120 words / /
The excursionists

The excursionists

an old probably unpublished poem which I edited a bit ...
/ / Poetry / 10 Comments on The excursionists / 123 words / /
Art Deco Child

Art Deco Child

Musing over re-incarnation ...
/ / Poetry / 15 Comments on Art Deco Child / 105 words / / UKA PICK!
lost in a Durham landscape

lost in a Durham landscape

lost in a Durham landscape   I kicked my heels in her living room while Aoife mulled wine in the kitchen   above the mantelpiece, a painting (where a mirror ought to be) drew me in.   a watchman is walking through a gate pushing a rusted bike   behind him tumble-down allotments ahead a row of miners' cottages   the sky has darkled hazy moonlight drips across ice-moss grey-green slate roofs the village is ...
/ / Poetry / 3 Comments on lost in a Durham landscape / 297 words / /
An Aristotelian Affair

An Aristotelian Affair

A tricky seduction, from a dialectic and rhetorical perspective! ...
Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

A limerick ...
/ / humour, Ionicus poetry, Limerick, Poetry / 12 Comments on Feeling Blue / 26 words / /
The Ghosts of River Valley Farm

The Ghosts of River Valley Farm

Truman Capote's torment ...
/ / Poetry / 11 Comments on The Ghosts of River Valley Farm / 154 words / / UKA PICK!
my Pimlico girl (a 1973 romance)

my Pimlico girl (a 1973 romance)

my Pimlico girl (a 1973 romance)   we met beside the Regent’s Canal, she was reading La Peste in the original French   I straightened a Gauloise - and in a cloud of smoke and rive-gauche insouciance risked a gambit, ‘j’adore Camus, ‘Sisyphe’ surtout’   she did not look up but asked, ‘would you imagine Sisyphus happy?’   wracking an impressive response, I stalled, she broke the tumbleweed silence, ‘smoke?’   I lit a cigarette, ...
/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on my Pimlico girl (a 1973 romance) / 260 words / /
kintsugi

kintsugi

Kintsugi   touring the Gaeltacht in a clapped-out Morris  I was pretty much lost but that was fine by me - I’m all for serendipity   as evening settled, I pulled up at a crest above a wasteland plain of burned black earth   I headed for a distant glow, and pulled up at the shanty sagging walls of a turf-roof pumpkin cottage,   a faded window-sign, bi-lingual, ‘seomraí ar fáil - rooms available’   the ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on kintsugi / 292 words / /
Hypnos

Hypnos

new poem inspired by one of Alison's favorite words ...
/ / Poetry / 5 Comments on Hypnos / 68 words / /
tragic

tragic

tragic   our lives are tragic, artists live in poverty their work is ignored - they’re buried in paupers’ graves - cult status may come – too late   our lives are tragic, idle nonentities, mediocrities, become ‘rich as Croesus’ by baring all for online fans   our lives are tragic, the poor can only look on as ‘elites’ enjoy sunshine bikini junkets on Caribbean beaches   our lives are tragic, in geriatric clinics it ...
/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on tragic / 171 words / /
Tassos (edited)

Tassos (edited)

poem ...
/ / Poetry / 9 Comments on Tassos (edited) / 173 words / /
DUCKLING CALYPSO

DUCKLING CALYPSO

This is another one for the book ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on DUCKLING CALYPSO / 147 words / /