My eye’s finger-tips can never quite draw from the tarmac a face distinct, but I know it is God perfected, there in the oily rainbow’s slow… Read more “VIGNETTES -perfection”
Silk I have heard a sound that holds me fast, claiming my focus at the expense of all. It is when you float my name from… Read more “SILK”
Slumber The rain was tiring, still heavy, yet hinting at its intention to lull and spot with random fall. You moved to sleep, while… Read more “SLUMBER”
The first of winter’s hands are shown, the leaves under the hedge cease their decay and are held crisp again, their yellows and browns cold coated, sparkle… Read more “FIRST HEAVY FROST”
Inspired by the powerful and enjoyable, but ultimately sad film ‘PHILOMENA’ starring Judy Dench and Steve Coogan. A film based on fact, it is… Read more “TAKEN”
Hi friends & Poets, I just wanted to let you all know my recent silence is due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease, which despite hospitalisation have not… Read more “JUST TO SAY……….”
A perfect bath, I ran the perfect bath, with the water left just shy of too hot so my skin coppered beneath the soft velvet of new-born… Read more “A PERFECT BATH”
Roland, over at ROLANDS RAGBAG is this week running a series called ‘Borderlands of poetry’, a very personal look at the reasons and beliefs which govern his… Read more “My Weeping Soul–by Roland Keld”
At the end of March, our friend Roland of ‘Roland’s Ragbag’ introduced me to ‘Pastiche Poetry’ ROLAND EXPLAINS PASTICHE POETRY . I would visit this link for… Read more “NIGE’S RE-WRITES OF THE CLASSICS”
Ok, a bit tongue in cheek and posted as fun, but a serious message. Elitism is never good, especially the academic flavour it often comes in. Poetry,… Read more “BEWARE OF ELITISM IN POETRY”
A Boy Within As he told of his life as a boy, his eyes dripped sea and rain from long ago. And when he stared far… Read more “A BOY WITHIN”
IMAGES BY ANDY GREAVES I’m both pleased and privileged that a friend of mine, Photographer Andy Greaves of Chesterfield, has agreed to join me… Read more “WHERE PHOTOGRAPHY & POETRY MEET–a discussion”
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, – edited by Alan Kaufman – is an anthology of American underground poets spanning the post-war era to… Read more “BOOK REVIEW–The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry”
Girl on the train It is in a quiet corner, that I found you again. This early night revealed you to me. The sleepy traverse… Read more “GIRL ON THE TRAIN”
This little Ditty was born after pondering all those people, who in bars, commuter trains and especially dinner-parties, loudly announce how they ‘want to make a difference’… Read more “FALSE INTENSIONS”
Though beauty is Though beauty is a certainty as I look into the night, it is a cold photograph, a beauty of black and darkness wed, a… Read more “THOUGH BEAUTY IS”
I’ll be seeing you You were so proud, dressed in blue, the boy warrior crowned with eagles, a knight errant on a steed of oil, engine,… Read more “I’LL BE SEEING YOU”
I’m very grateful to our friend Roland of ROLAND’S RAGBAG for giving me permission to do a spoken version of his recent poem ‘The Meaning of Life’… Read more “THE MEANING OF LIFE– by Roland Keld”
Such has been the response to the original post, that rather than respond to each comment, I’ve written another post bringing in other poets varied and valid… Read more “POETRY – enjoyed by few (2)”
A MOTHER Her eyes were glassy and for a moment she stared into nothing, at what, only she knew, before a thin lipped smile broke, one… Read more “A MOTHER”
THE FINAL PART OF 3 ON REALITY AND THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN CONDITION. All poetry like any art is open to personal interpretation. However if you… Read more “WE ARE NOTHING”
PART 2 OF A TRILOGY ON REALITY AND THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN CONDITION I tumbled I tumbled into a maelstrom from the… Read more “I TUMBLED”
PART OF A TRILOGY ON REALITY AND THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN CONDITION. Pendulum I watch as the pendulum sweeps through it’s arc, chased… Read more “PENDULUM”
My Bonny Lass I felt the silk of your hair grace, briefly, my arm as you reached towards your glass, love’s seal breached as eyes… Read more “MY BONNY LASS”
An arrow loosed An arrow loosed to fly swift and true intent on piercing a kings heart, should it strike there’ll be a ruler new… Read more “AN ARROW LOOSED”
When snow falls Come to me with your icy blow, your wraith laden skies of grey teasing all with a seeping slow that sullies now this glory… Read more “WHEN SNOW FALLS”
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