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Comment for Kole

Never expecting too much of life Is like preparing to be surprised. When all it throws at you is bad news, it comes good! Then you popped your head above the parapet to say Hello, it’s me, I’m here! Where’s … Continue reading

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Little Big Man

(for Samuel Leon Anstie) This fragile earth, on which we so depend is strewn with evidence that life portends a choreography of happenstance. Your shoes were made for your own special dance. Then you appeared and shone the warmest light; … Continue reading

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Elegy for Penny

It isn’t the loss of the shirt from my back, nor the house that’s levelled and gone. You couldn’t replace the air that we breath or the love, ’bout which there’s a song. Refrain But you gave me power and … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree

Christmas tree O, Christmas tree, bring me a little magic so I will see where I can dwell in places far away and hear you tell the tales of yesterday. Christmas tree O, Christmas tree, bring hope of dreams as … Continue reading

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Hypno-Vision

 Conscious of a noise. Hypnopompic. There’s something or someone doing something familiar but very vague. No synapses connecting to reason. Feeling a thirst that puts the ‘P’ in pang the ‘D’ in desire the ‘G’ in good deep longing … Continue reading

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Perfection

I walked and wandered, we talked, I sang, but also had to sit awhile for what seemed like an age. You’d had a surfeit at the bar you had leaked a bit from both ends… and seemed uncomfortable, unhappy, not … Continue reading

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A Lion is Born

(For Leo) It was amid an Indian summer, deep in the season’s golden glow when we would normally expect the crisp and still of autumn’s chill, beckonning a hint if winter’s snow. For two days there had been no cloud. … Continue reading

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Jessica Tenth of May

(the old ones are the best…?) Jessica Tenth of May, we love you, dear. We love the very day that you were born; a time of year when you can always hear birds sing echoes of spring across the lawn. … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS – a little recognition!

One of my poems, “Was That The Day“, was shortlisted in the Marriott Love Poems competition, which was run in March 2011. It wasn’t among the winners, alas, but encouraging all the same: a little tiny piece of recognition (for … Continue reading

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Stop It…

Stop it, stop it, don’t! Don’t, don’t, don’t, stop it, stop it! Don’t, stop it, don’t stop! (View the author’s commentary on this poem)

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