Category Archives: Hope

The Honeymoon’s Over

Spring’s promise of high summer has passed, the lush greens gone, and now less vibrant. Parched. Stale somehow. Disappointing. The promise so much sweeter than reality; the heady warmth; sun filled days and mirage haze the balmy heat, hot naked … Continue reading

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Posted in conservation, environment, Fear, Global Warming, Hope, melancholy, nature, Pleasure, poem, poetry, sadness, Uncategorized, Weather | 7 Comments

A Ritual for Peace

If there were ever worthier cause than this, then tell me please. To start and think how each and every step we take will mark the ground. Enduring footprints, howsoever small, one day will rise in thousands, coalesce into a … Continue reading

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The Air We Breathe (A Poetic Collaboration)

  [This was originally born, last summer,  from the photo provided by Shan Ellis-Williams, which spawned some poetry from three of us, members of the Grass Roots Poetry Group. It is now presented to Victoria Slotto’s “Writers’ Fourth Wednesday:”, this … Continue reading

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Posted in Collaboration, Free Verse, Hope, melancholy, nature, nostalgia, Pleasure, poem, poetry, Wonder | 29 Comments

Fortune

They see our hard earned fortune there, in marbled city suites, floating on a silky sail, the nap of leather seats. They had the opportunity, the pool of genes, whose code requires a reservation for a public school and Spode. … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, Hope, Money, poem, poetry, political | 20 Comments

All, Save One

[This poem was written for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27th January 2013, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It was recently inspired by Rachel Lucas’ very well written blog post – Mozartsgirl’s Reflection and … Continue reading

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Posted in Death, Fear, Hope, poem, poetry, sadness, War | 31 Comments

The Secrets of Life

The riptide pulled and weighed us down, swimming in our shoals. It bent us in our will to win, oh weary, sorry souls. Oh tiresome, terrifying days when scholars moved to preach that all of Christendom was ours, but always … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, experience, family, Fear, Heroes, Hope, Love, poem, poetry, wisdom | 38 Comments

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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An Ekphrastic Experience…

If this is Ekphrastic, which I’ve heard recently described as one of the ugliest words in the English language, then what follows is the complete irony. It also demonstrates what little fodder poets need to inspire them to feats of … Continue reading

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Posted in animals, Collaboration, courage, Heroes, Hope, Injury, Love, melancholy, nostalgia, poem, poetry, sadness, War, Wonder | 5 Comments

Collaboration …

Originally posted on Musings and Smatterings:
Decline By John Anstie When you have given all, then lost, is this the colour of blame? The love that drips from your sweet lips and drowns someone in shame. When young, their hue…

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Posted in Collaboration, Hope, Love, melancholy, nostalgia, poem, poetry, sadness | 2 Comments