Category Archives: nostalgia

Underneath The Stairs

And how their days would start at dawn
to sounds of clacking feet.
Underneath the stairs they’d run,
their serving paths to beat. Continue reading

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But You

(for Barbara) There couldn’t be, there could never be anyone so flawed and yet pluperfect any other being, so dissonant, yet in harmony with an Earth full of strife, yet bursting with life full of hope, and love, and integrity and … Continue reading

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These Stones

These Stones. – A poem to commemorate how war penetrates all aspects of human life, in all corners of our world, however remote … over at The Bardo Group

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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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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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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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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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Waiting for The Sun ..

(Haiku for an English summer) Our sun hats, resting on the newel post in the hall, are trying to tell us something..

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