Poetry Blog by jan oskar hansen
Tags from last 12 months
How it commenced
Some fish found it difficult to breaths
Underwater, they swam ashore and rested
Later they crawled to the garden of Eden
Where grew hands and feet
The post office is an oasis of harmony caused
By women staff who work slowly.
The fish now transformed into humans
Expelled the weakest link, they got no hearing
Or discharged into the jungle of...
Friday 24th January 2020 9:53 am
Looking inside the mirror
Reflection in a window
Frozen in time
Is this me?
Shall I not
So many information.
Are my views
Or are other people’s
Is there charnel
That sifts the many viewpoints.
My original thoughts.
Thursday 23rd January 2020 10:00 am
Fear of rats
When I came to my friend’s house,
Doors were open he sat crying in a corner.
What’s wrong, I said. I think I’m going mad
Saw a rat on the kitchen table eating butter.
Some animals have a streak of humour
They often laugh of our antics.
I went into the kitchen and saw many vermin
Feasting on butter sandwiches, I ran
Out of the house and shouted to t...
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 10:17 am
The blowing winds
As the wind blows from the North Atlantic Ocean
We are in awe by its forces but also scared us
Know in its power we are small dust particles.
Defeated, we stand and wait for its destruction.
Up and up the mountain wave the ship climbed
Down its slope, it raced, and we could only wait.
The wind can be a friend too when it blows
Ashore on a h...
Tuesday 21st January 2020 8:33 am
Children going back from school
and took the quick way through the cemetery.
They stopped by a new dug grave.
One of the children said: who was he?
Oh, just another old asshole.
One of the children said.
Since my soul overheard their remark
I forgave them,
The truth is we are all assholes
And our life is mostly without any consequence.
Monday 20th January 2020 9:15 am
Spilt coffee on the kitchen table
the liquid formed the face of Jesus, as painted by an artist.
The face has idealized the sum of we hoped for
handsome and not old.
Jesus was the Assange of his time, a contrarian telling
us the truth; we don’t like being told the truth.
The church, the capitalist of the time, adopted him
like he should be one of them.
Sunday 19th January 2020 12:08 pm
The rain falls gently making no splashes
The wind is absent today.
Safe indoors I look out and know many
Seek bus shelters, and they have no home.
Paris is an ugly city, expensive and dirty
Their subways stink of unwashed people.
I think of the unseen whom we don’t see
Mainly because we don’t want to.
In our cosy dens, we should know this
Saturday 18th January 2020 1:27 pm
I can’t stop thinking of the Roma people
There are many of them in Algarve,
Horse and cart to the annoyance of car drivers.
Horse manure their only pollution.
When a bank goes belly up, you can’t sue them
For misusing your deposit.
When all aeroplanes have stopped flying and
Cars are rusting by the roadside, and there are no donkeys
To plough the ...
Wednesday 15th January 2020 12:21 pm
He had written two short books
Wanted to show her, his work,
Not now she said, I’m watching telly.
Around the beam that keeps the heaven’s roof from falling down,
He slung a rope fastened to a scrap iron drum using
Himself as a counterweight.
He hoisted the drum up, but he was too heavy
He carried too much weight of pride.
He cried in the night struggled to ge...
Tuesday 14th January 2020 11:12 am
Social-democracy is a dressed-up capitalism
And you can’t have it both ways.
Sooner or later capitalism will take over
By transferring the utilities to private hands
Water is a human right issue so is access
To see unhindered the wonder of nature.
Socialism is about sharing recourses
Capitalism is by taking it and selling it for profit
The two beliefs...
Monday 13th January 2020 12:22 pm
The bus is full, and the kettle is on the boil
Three children are playing on the beach
One will be a businessman one will be an architect
And the third one will be a contrarian
Critical of the social orders.
The problem with remembering childhood
Is that we are recording a thought time everything
Is accurate and also fantasy how it should have been
Sunday 12th January 2020 11:21 am
When death struck
I was rowing in a narrow fjord the sea was calm
Then rocks fell into the water disturbed the peace I rowed on
Until a part of the mountain fell formed gigantic wave
I was lifted riding the wave and saw a village disappear.
The boat splintered, but I was safe.
I looked down into the village people coming out not knowing
They were dead. I saw them dissolve...
Saturday 11th January 2020 11:32 am
Alfred, my chosen father, who denied
The paternity has his statue erected in Faro
At last, they honoured him for being glorious
Brought colour to an otherwise gloomy town.
Graffiti made by the likes of Banksy charms,
Most of the rest is scribbling on a wall.
I know little about a painter but Caravaggio
Spoke the unvarnished truth about our life....
Thursday 9th January 2020 1:05 pm
We went to a Greek island during the building boom
What was once a hotel with sea view was blocked the next day
By a taller building.
While my wife was showering, I went for a walk and got lost
New streets had sprung up like mushrooms in a forest,
I looked for the ferry port couldn’t find it. Went to the cinema
To see a horror film and met an old friend of ...
Thursday 9th January 2020 12:49 pm
Reading the enemy
Chaos, a whirlwind of dreams and laughter
I read a conservative paper full of hysterical lies.
Trying to defend the rich and well to do.
Pathetic, their uproar became comical.
Goats like tobacco they chew and chew and
Ask for more, the swallow too quickly.
It was good to read this paper showing them
Contempt against the working-class
Wednesday 8th January 2020 7:21 am
The old poet, a Canadian of Jewish ancestry,
Was tall elegant, wearing a hat in a jaunty angle
Reminded me of Alfred, my imagined father
He had a winning personality.
Remember the coma they tell me and write
More about love, beautiful women and wine.
I used to wear a six-pence; Alfred made fun
of me, learn to play some music, he said
Tuesday 7th January 2020 10:10 am
Resolve the unanswered problem gone
Overmighty is the task, for one who lacks the courage
Sever is the lack of self-knowledge
Extraordinary is the failing of others feelings
She doesn’t like the young cleaner find faults with them
They remain her of her lost youth.
Quite a reflection over time that will not return
Life lives in hatred and love,...
Tuesday 7th January 2020 9:45 am
Black Friday I thought it was the day
When black people could go outside and not
Being shot and molested by the police
I know better now it is a day of shopping.
I have come to dislike facebook for them
Double standard and put us in a big book if we misbehave
Resolving the shopping, let the ads make our choices
Oversee we get the right produc...
Monday 6th January 2020 11:42 am
The New I
I have travelled far and crossed the oceans
I have seen the unseen, the grotesque we are
Capable of doing, but I have also met kind
People I never sank into the abyss of cynicism
I have seen flower no botanist has, but I keep
It a secret the nameless will remain hidden.
Rejoice for I have found my modest personality
Oblique I was nor here nor there and ...
Sunday 5th January 2020 9:51 am
Power play and roses
The USA has a pinball machine rigged in their favour
And pin by pin the countries in the middle- America fall
One by one the collapse when they try playing just
Against those who have stolen the mafia’s textbook.
I wonder why we have high regards for liars they are
Nothing But a soul that thinks we are expendable garbage.
Revolves around the...
Saturday 4th January 2020 11:26 am
A general, so proud
Now he is burned to crisp
And we are told by a cowardly press to rejoice.
Don’t look at NATO only a naïve Norwegian can
Believe in this useless rust machine.
What we need is a new army
Helping the French to extract more oil from
Who is the enemy or not depends?
On how effective the propaganda is, but
As the rul...
Saturday 4th January 2020 10:35 am
Ocean, speak to me once more
He was an early riser on a ship bound for Japan,
The ocean was calm as a pond he waited for
The splendour of the moment colouring the sea, red.
He could feel the vibration of the ship
Ploughing forward and the engine was music
for his mind.
No one around yet, this was his moment of happiness
There had been so many sunri...
Friday 3rd January 2020 1:34 pm
The pride behind the sofa leaning against a wall
Are new-born puppies their mother tries to
Hide from me as I should care, but I wonder
How to get rid of them, a bucket of water?
You can’t see how old a dolphin is when it swims
I have never seen one with sagging skin.
Resolving the cat problem give me a headache
Obtuse is my thoughts on how to...
Friday 3rd January 2020 10:58 am
Roses are not blue
The world as one is a grey blanket of nothing
The same language, the same culture (consumerism)
A haze foul of jollity and hollow laughter.
Lost minds save the elephant and waterholes
Life is self-indulgent rush into the arms of self
And movies of no consequence.
Roses are blue it is the only colour today
Oxalating hamburger, beans in tomat...
Thursday 2nd January 2020 10:51 am
Mattress and roses
A great day in Cascais sunlit and moderately cold.
We are changing a mattress the new one was easy to handle
But the old was too heavy we need someone with
Arm muscles like Hercules and he was healthy.
I was thinking of getting a canary bird, let it fly around,
Outside it would be killed by wild birds.
Resolved, the lair, angry disputes that were s...
Wednesday 1st January 2020 11:57 am