Category Archives: language

No purpose, no desire

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

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The ladder

I fear  to stand up  tall on this new earth One hand is on the ground,  my back is bent Shivering fear, excitement, what’s  this birth? I climbed , like Wittgenstein, a ladder’s worth Then threw the ladder down   as … Continue reading

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Will we hear the  waves swirl as we gasp?

We are walking  like small children  on the sands Sinking very slowly  as we go Our legs  get shorter as we cross the bay As the currents of the Kent  still outward flow Now our  feet   and legs have disappeared  … Continue reading

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When God came down, our spies soon had him nailed

We may know what’s right and still do wrong Greed and  envy run our inner world Like a crazed drunk bee we like to sting Even as the blackbird is in song The darkness of the heart will on it … Continue reading

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Poems of anxiety and uncertainty

Photo by Mike Flemming copyright https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/101584/poems-of-anxiety-and-uncertainty Extract: Poets are seekers and questioner They explore the unknown and help to give it shape. The insights and wisdom in the following poems below are hard-won; more often, it is simply the naming … Continue reading

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What time  is left, has Palestine grown roots?

Oh,Mandy’s   here displaying   her white boots She  sees disintegration,loss   and new despair Douglas-Hume  starts  wincing on my roof My eyes were open, dignified, aloof Edward Heath, man, give me my  bus fare! What time is right for  docketing the truth? … 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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Needs are simpler then we imagine.

Anxiety is the price of life. But don’t pay over the top. Calmness is good at most times. Dread is a bad friend. Exploring nature soothes the soul For what are we but part of it? Gentle music helps the … 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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