Category Archives: poetry

Reason cannot teach us how to dance

What time is it, the old man said to me. Time for  conversation with no fee We have to pay the therapist to hear Why we feel we need to live in fear Friends are better as they know our … Continue reading

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Living fire

Alone in  my small room ,end-state despair I wondered what to do ,go here or where? I tried the doctor and the priest  and then Knew there was no answer from   a man I saw in my mind’s eye a  … Continue reading

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Silver birch

The crisis of the West is here and strong God is dead ;we do  our many wrongs We worship kitchens made from silver birch, Like trees beside the camp of Auschwitz cursed To whom does guilt or even blame belong? … Continue reading

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In times of loss

In times of loss, we each  grieve  in our way Weeping,mourning ,sad  throughout the day Yet we still see the sun upon the rose And see wild winds as through  tall trees they  blow In times of loss The neighbours … Continue reading

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Argument is pointless, love is key

Compare the BBQ on the hill to Nero fiddling while Rome burned The burning road with  buses overfull Old and poor folk crammed ,Calcutta like- The burning road objects ,its tarmac boils Swallows a man’s leg,this is no fake. With … Continue reading

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On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow,change Niegoreloje.1939

Elena,a baby wrapped in woollen clothes. On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow, [ change Niegoreloje.] 1939.Father,mother,brother You passed through the Arctic Wastes of life. Still as if travelling on a train To an impossibly far destination. As you left, the … Continue reading

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Philadelphus “Belle Étoile”

Deep down in the clay and soil Where the worms and brethren toil Roots of all my garden shrubs Twine in their long lust and love. Invisible  yet holy life, Sacramental, without price. Love is hidden in the dark Waiting … Continue reading

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My heart is singing like  the little birds in Dent

Visit Mike at I see the wild geraniums, smell that scent I feel all nature is embodied there My heart is singing like  the little birds in Dent Into a mountain stream my lover went The sheep then gathered … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath: between poetry and painting   “Defining Plath While Plath is traditionally categorized as a confessional poet, critics like Howe and Davison fail to recognize the ekphrastic quality of many of Plath’s poems. As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, ekphrasis is “a literary … Continue reading

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Every night you’re trying to come home

I wake up warm from dreams ,yet all alone Every night you’re trying to come home The shattering loss made splinters  of my bones Bandaged like a mummy, am I born? In the dream you hold my hand and run … Continue reading

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