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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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If this is summer, let the winter come

If this is summer, let the winter come My  tears  run dry, my soul  is cold and damp Where is  the High Noon of the summer sun If this is summer, let the winter come What evil  traps us, as … Continue reading

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God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone

God is a place we rarely  find alone His spirit  guides us  past the demons wild God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone God gave his prophets  sweet  dark honeycombs By his word they were struck, beguiled God … Continue reading

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And BTW why are you using Tide?

Would you be more gentle,dear,I cried She pushed my head as if  it were a stone I only want my hair washed not to die And BTW why are you using Tide Shampoo is much kinder,on I moaned~ Could you … Continue reading

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Where is the world?

The boundary of my self is my own skin Fragile, and so sensitive,  yet home Most of what I call me dwells within Some may have it thicker, some too thin Some are cautious, some  have heavier bones The boundary … Continue reading

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Once my hand wrote , thoughtless  as a gnome

My punctuation kept me sane and well But question marks appear and  give me hell Do I put it here? or at the end? How can I   calm my mind  yet be on trend? My spelling too has  driven me … Continue reading

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The parting

My intellect has parted from my heart Two now dwell within one person’s frame I am double, I cannot restart Like a weary horse with heavy cart I do not want to play  for little gains My intellect has parted … Continue reading

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Play with our doubts

Fear of chaos stopped me looking  out I could not see its value   nor its  gifts To see new sights we need to live in doubt So I  travelled on established routes I got to places happily and swift Fear … Continue reading

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The lights go out

And the pure of heart  will see right to The beginning of the end of me and you There are no men, the women look again There’s something in the fire looks like my pen But who can write when  … Continue reading

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The future

The enemy we  need  is close at hand Like a secret lover  right next door We’re always ready with an army band Today, it is the husband who’s condemned For dropping baby’s rattle on the floor The enemy we  love … Continue reading

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