Category Archives: Poetry

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN NONSENSE LAND

Last night, in the morning, I gandered down the wooden stairs, ate jellied eels for breakfast with my pals, the grizzly bears. Just a normal day so far but, as we slurped our dishes, I heard a floosome noise outside … Continue reading

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A SOFT WHISPER

She is gone. No longer will her sleepy smile greet me in the morning, her warm arms embrace me. She is gone, yet her aura lingers in the night breeze from an open window; a soft whisper in my ear, … Continue reading

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DISTRESS SIGNAL

I look in the mirror and what do I see? The image of an aging chimpanzee. Black-button eyes and grizzled face, a simian angel fallen from grace. My body hair is fading fast (how much longer can it last?) My … Continue reading

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“A PASSAGE TO INDIA…”

…or some other far-flung destination is what my disillusioned spirit craves. To escape the humdrum of the quotidian, the stress of everyday monotony is, I believe, the duty – nay, the imperative – of the questing mind, the hungry imagination. … Continue reading

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Unlocked – video performance and download

As we emerge from the physical lockdown we’ve collectively endured in 2020–2021, we are celebrating poetically with the very timely theme of ‘unlocked’. Heartlines Writers is now a well-established group with its own website; www.heartlines.uk. Four of the members run … Continue reading

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Silence

Silence hammers at my door ‘Let me in.’ Let me in to make you Think Learn Feel Silence ushers in Forgotten joy and pain The joy is fleeting The pain lasting Like a freefalling feather Silence reaches the parts Others … Continue reading

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MONEY

I park the car, turn off the wipers, stand in the rain a while to get my bearings, then collect a trolley. You look up and nod your head half hidden in your parka’s sodden fur as the automatic doors … Continue reading

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In the beginning

In the beginning, your worth was the weight of your muscle Working the fields to be paid by the sack On your narrow strip, picking beans alongside old Charlie, and Ollie with her wide eyes squinting, and the rattle taggle … Continue reading

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DISTANT STARS, OTHER WORLDS

Away with the mental acrobatics of Modernism – post or otherwise – and all such elitist dross. Clarity is what I crave, along with the beauty of the singing line. I do not read poetry to be puzzled: give me … Continue reading

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CARTOGRAPHY

In the mind’s geography, there are no maps to guide you, no star to steer you home. No one has been there before you and there are no signposts. You are your own cartographer in this uncharted terrain. It is … Continue reading

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