Poetry Blogs (2018, winter)
Don Matthews on TEA FOR TWO - with acknowledgments to Irving Caesar (6 minutes ago)
poemagraphic on TEA FOR TWO - with acknowledgments to Irving Caesar (2 hours ago)
Brian Maryon on TEA FOR TWO - with acknowledgments to Irving Caesar (3 hours ago)
M.C. Newberry on TEA FOR TWO - with acknowledgments to Irving Caesar (4 hours ago)
We know each year it comes to us
Darkness, to bright cold winter days
The greens become a golden yellow
Before bareness reveals ageing old oaks
Yet cousins stay that darker luscious green
And brave red berries are to be born again
In time for their festive December displays
Birds, squirrels, foxes and rats still search
To find enough to live in our way
Close enough, but not as our pre...
Sunday 16th December 2018 1:14 pm
christmas is ridiculous
a frenzy of indoctrination
pressure to participate
inculcated in the kids
while parents go insane
it goes against the grain to be
so busy at this time of year
we should be curled up by the fire
not fucking running round so wired
to buy this tat that no one needs
sanctifying endless greed...
Friday 14th December 2018 4:45 pm
a pink moon
low over the sheds
in a cold clear sky -
ice blue, yet light
a leaf fall
the pond water stills
but does not freeze
that same moon
lights my bedroom
in the cold night air -
velvet black, the sky
an owl flash
my blood chills
but does not freeze
Thursday 22nd November 2018 10:49 am
I am transported by
a narrow orange moon
and a million stars
the still cool air
the silence of the yard
I am welcomed by
a single ghostly owl swoop
over the sheep fields
the creak of my gate
the scratch of my key on the lock
the silent click...
Sunday 18th November 2018 12:23 pm
Tuesday 25th September 2018 3:40 am
ðə króz ləmɛ́nt
(tékən frə́m ‘the bʊ́k ə́v crows’)
kró stǽnd ən fíld
sɪ́ŋ kró sɔ́ŋ
tú hjúmən ɪ́r
koww koww koww
kró blǽk ə́v wɪ́ŋ
kró blǽk ə́v bón
kró blǽk ə́v hárt
kró só əlón
áj hǽd brə́ðər blǽk
bə́t brə́ðər blǽk ɪ́z gɔ́n
tékən báj ðə wɪ́ntər
hɪ́r máj sǽd kró sɔ́ŋ
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 2:02 pm
I recalled a dream
When winter's steely claw
clasped around my form
and vice-like held me.
Calmly stifling me of my senses,
numbing me of any feeling,
cramping and stamping out life.
It was a moment frozen in time.
Then I was awoken by a sound unheard.
A thawing feeling travelled first
from my inner being to the outer extremities.
A warmth began to flow through my limbs.
A glow app...
Tuesday 1st May 2018 5:22 pm
Winter had arrived
after the rain…
The sounds of their footsteps
on the softened ground
Beyond the window pane…
In bed…Half sleep,
with the fresh winter light
warmly caressing his face…
Softly kissing his lips…
The artist wished for a dream…
Monday 30th April 2018 11:36 pm
Back To The Park
It’s mid July,
a summer’s day.
School is just
a memory away.
We lay on grass
and watch the sky
and count the clouds
as they pass by.
We talk of bands
we’d like to see -
Led Zeppelin, Quo,
Sabbath and Free.
a distant bark,
In the park.
You turn to me
and kiss my lips
and move in close,
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 2:55 pm
forgotten are the times
our laughs filled the air
gone are the times
we wished would never leave
in blistering august
Tuesday 6th March 2018 10:34 pm
in the winter of my agony
july's heat long forgotten,
january's frost an eternal constant
Tuesday 6th March 2018 10:30 pm
I recently assembled these thoughts on coming across the poem's quotation from John Steinbeck while reading The Grapes of Wrath. I often suggested to my students the advantage to be gained by attempting an argument in opposition to what the student wished to argue. In other words, the good old Light and Dark strategy. The "Terrace" setting is Perth's main city thoroughfare, St. George's Terrace. I...
Thursday 1st March 2018 7:30 am
Kill the winter - Sun shine on
Melt the snow - Reveal the dead
Free the hammer and chisel from the stone
Reveal the ground to free my head
Let me feel - Let me see - Everything stop glistening
Let the melting set me free - Budding branches on the tree
Kiss the world - Breakthrough flowers
Illuminate what’s devoured
Warm the waking - warm the growing hour - Illuminate t...
Thursday 4th January 2018 12:50 pm