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Sic Transit Gloria

Sic Transit Gloria

A piece of whimsy. And I did find a Roger McGough book at Emmaus, bot not in a box. Indeed I'd of preferred to use 'Doctor' John Cooper Clarke as the subject, but it would have spoiled what rhythm was in the lines. And I like Roger McGough! ...
/ / humour, Poetry / 2 Comments on Sic Transit Gloria / 69 words / NEW! /
Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Renewing old acquaintances ...
/ / fantasy, Ionicus poetry, Poetry / 3 Comments on Fly Me to the Moon / 127 words / NEW! /
The River

The River

Supratik's poem 'I will remind myself', has caused me to reflect on what I believe, as far as the great mystery of life and death in concerned. At present I'm not working on my poems, but I wrote down the lines below last night.  ...
/ / cycle of life, Poetry / 4 Comments on The River / 108 words / NEW! / UKA PICK!
A Ghazal

A Ghazal

A first attempt at this poetic form ...
/ / Ionicus poetry, Poetry, romance / 3 Comments on A Ghazal / 210 words / NEW! /
Bozzz

Bozzz

I will miss you forever; my first friend ever on this virtual space, from you I  tried to learn how to write, and if things went wrong, how to make them right, I will never ever forget the long and varied conversations I had with you, be it about India, during the time of pre-independence when you were in my city of joy as a governor, or about those sumptuous cakes your spouse would bake for ...
/ / Poetry / 1 Comment on Bozzz / 176 words / NEW! /
a tremor

a tremor

the last signs of your responses rinsed, I felt a tremor within, a mess, estranged friendship, a rage you venture to carry till your grave, the obituary you wrote for us regards no scope of concurrence the guidance I received from you reflects perhaps in my writings, erase, if you may, the damaging discord, volumes of those dead frozen wars om shanti, I beg your pardon, my friend, respects for you I treasure without end ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on a tremor / 65 words / NEW! /
The Mythicals - 2: a study of grief

The Mythicals – 2: a study of grief

An experimental piece to end The Mythicals' sequence of poems ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on The Mythicals – 2: a study of grief / 830 words / NEW! /
Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Cove Neck, New York, May 1918 ...
/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on Mother’s Day / 146 words / NEW! /
Lost in the Valley of Souls

Lost in the Valley of Souls

War does evil we don't understand ...
Banjaxed (The Apprentice Demon)

Banjaxed (The Apprentice Demon)

So, what really happens to us when we die? ...
/ / Fiction, humour / No Comments on Banjaxed (The Apprentice Demon) / 1541 words / NEW! /
The Mythicals - 1: the illusion of travelling

The Mythicals – 1: the illusion of travelling

A counterpoint to the previous poem about Archie and the commemoration of life and death ...
Chambon sur Voueize 1940

Chambon sur Voueize 1940

Inspired by stories told in my old hometown in The Creuse… ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on Chambon sur Voueize 1940 / 121 words / /
Incisors for Dummies

Incisors for Dummies

Bloody funny… I hope ...
/ / Poetry / 2 Comments on Incisors for Dummies / 132 words / /
breathless

breathless

stay alive, you have to vote ...
/ / Poetry / 3 Comments on breathless / 106 words / /
How Can You Trust a Poet?

How Can You Trust a Poet?

Li Po, China's greatest poet ...