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Feel with  the whole body, feel entire

Without the narrow focus of desire We see a new born world of coloured hue Our eyes feel  the sensation, gentle touch Then breathing is much slower in this view With this text to read why waste our time? Achievement … Continue reading

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No words existed in its welcome hold

Struggling in the black of sinking sands As I heard of when a little child I gave up hope and let myself descend My garments as a mourner I did rend Death itself was shown me and beguiled Struggling in … Continue reading

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No purpose, no desire

How can I judge you when I do not know The river of your heart, it’s undertow Forgetting  the wide looking that we need Too attentive  to the goals of speed I may   compare you to another friend And in … Continue reading

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If our outer shell encloses, it deforms

The books he wrote were solid like good oak Giving him a structure that he lacked A skeleton outside his flesh and bones   A fortress made of words and printed thoughts To hide  behind when torture broke  his back … Continue reading

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Amid the ghosts of species evolution

What is poetry for when the rain beats down again The peasants with headscarves  scurry through  rough fields Amid the ghosts of Emperors, revolutions The men returning lost, though war was won Trauma  and the real  now lacking shields What … Continue reading

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We embrace the silence

Underneath the silence there is peace A stratum clear  ;a different way of life With music ‘s just discernible  relief In the calm we find a pure release Love can heal the wounds of a sharp knife We embrace the … Continue reading

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I feel deep shame as a British citizen

  https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jun/29/jewish-novelist-uk-talks-cancelled Extract A bestselling novelist says he has been dropped from two literary events in the UK in recent weeks because he is Jewish. Richard Zimler, author of the celebrated 1996 novel The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, said two cultural … Continue reading

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Chesterton on Job

Introduction to the Book of Job Extract: When, at the end of the poem, God enters (somewhat abruptly), is struck the sudden and splendid note which makes the thing as great as it is. All the human beings through the … Continue reading

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Trust, itself, will widen gaze

  Inside my heart, this sacred place Where freely mingle truth and grace Where friends and enemies alike Are viewed as equals for love’s sake Inhabited by deeper self In touch with  soul that in me dwells I leave  my … Continue reading

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Tips for poets

https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/20-best-tips-poets   Extracts 1. The second thing I’d say is you must read old stuff. Dante, Herrick, Donne, Pope, Dickinson…Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore. Read voraciously! And read aloud.” – Aaron Belz, author of Glitter Bomb” 2. “Always be writing … Continue reading

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