Poetry Blog by jan oskar hansen
The forest dog
A dog lived in the forest
I think it was a she
It avoided contact with people
The forest was full of rabbits.
I sat on a stone in the glade
For a long time it ignored me,
But one day it came near
I fed him a sandwich, later on
It let me pick ticks of its fur
Before backing into the bushes.
On my walks, I often sat on the stone
Sometimes the d...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 9:58 am
I saw a fish
It looked parrot
think about this,
but I remember the surgeon.
It took my hook
Fished it up
Its colors faded
A dead fish
For a meal.
Sunday 16th June 2019 11:37 am
Every morning he took a short bus ride
to the factory where he was learning welding
a thing to know if you are building a ship.
One day he missed the bus got lost and began
Walking, took the wrong turn and the vista
a new life of adventures opened up.
He has done many jobs, like being a cowboy
in Montana, a tourist guide in Peru,
a short-order-cook i...
Saturday 15th June 2019 10:15 am
There are times one must admit to being crushed
By life itself, I moved back to my old house
Far from the crowd only to find it was
Overwhelming me, the house is built on a rocky slant
So every the floor is on a different level, which I found
Charming but now I fall over them.
I had this a romantic idea I could do some repair work
But I haven’t got the strength.
Friday 14th June 2019 7:37 pm
The very rich woman
Once at a the meeting, I met a lady
Dripping of riches belonging to a posh family in Ireland.
She didn’t have her Bently it was being repaired
I drove her home in my Fiat.
We sat on her sofa kissing and cuddling and ended
Up in bed, she wanted cunnilingus with her on top
And I found myself
With my head in her crotch, when she had an orgasm
Wednesday 12th June 2019 11:18 am
He let his fingers glide
Softly on the keyboard which responded
With a sensual murmur
The piano bar was not open yet.
When he hit the c-string to hard she mildly
Protested, he had been too eager.
Together they played faster and faster
Till crescendo of love-music filled the room
The bar was opening and they had to play
The public wanted to d...
Tuesday 11th June 2019 10:43 am
The Greek- Orthodox Church
The church has deep roots in the Russian soul
The church is powerful the President listens
To the church who want Russia to be a culture
Not infected by the west’s corruption of faith.
Where everything is forgiven to the point of
Taking religion for granted.
We in the west being emotion finally dishonest
Is baffled by this worship, but to keep our...
Saturday 8th June 2019 9:17 am
We are all familiar with the traditional relationship
A young boy meets a girl, Like Romeo and Juliet –
It must be added Juliet was 14, today this romance
Would not have gone down too well,.
Sometimes love happens at the most strange places
Like when I met a girl at a house in Kingston and her
Took a shine to me.
As we undressed in her room she said:
“My pussy is full of water,” I told her...
Friday 7th June 2019 8:42 am
We see the pomp and circumstances
Old soldiers with a modest medal, the queen
And Donald Trump.
The real winner of this war Russia is on
This day overlooked, and history as we see
It displayed is a historical falsehood.
The old soldiers fought ok, kudos to them
In a war that was real.
The war didn’t end it continues in Palestine,
Syria, Iraq and other pla...
Thursday 6th June 2019 10:08 am
She had been stopped, a packet of sausage
with a price tag on, she hadn’t paid for, of course
She denied stealing it but the uniformed lackeys
at the supermarket suddenly had power.
Police were called, the woman confessed and
the under the theft
She had been stopped, a packet of sausage
withprize tag on she hadn’t paid for, of course
She denied stealing it bu...
Tuesday 4th June 2019 11:00 am
Yesterday evening I tried to be a vegetarian
Ate a soya chop and the stomach rumbled all night
In the morning a pressing evacuation, too much
For the toilet flusher, I had to take out my gift to
Flowers and trees
Using a plastic bag and gloves.
Today I will eat, fried sausage with onion
And mashed potatoes
The vegan food didn’t suit my sto...
Monday 3rd June 2019 9:07 am
Critical of a poem
I have never expressed a critic of a poem because I don’t know
What the poet was thinking of when he/she wrote it.
No one, to my knowledge, sets out to write a bad poem.
Therefore a poem written and published is a good one
even if the penmanship might be a bit shaky.
I do not care so much about spelling I can correct it
in my head, the only thing that a...
Monday 27th May 2019 8:37 am
As a small boy, I had tuberculosis and all
the other illnesses one can have, I was thin a weakling
no thought I would live long.
The doctor had prescribed a half a bottle of cream
I could only gulp a handful and gave the rest to my sister.
Then when about thirteen all this changed I ate well
got the energy to run, cycling and football, I also tried boxing
Sunday 26th May 2019 9:02 am
It was an early morning
The day before Christmas
The phone rang
I reluctantly answered
Your mother is dead.
I couldn’t get a flight
Took the dog for a walk
In the woods,
But this day she walked close to me
And didn’t hunt rabbits.
I sat by the bed and cried.
At Chrismas Eve
I gave my dog a cream cake
When thinking of my mother...
Saturday 25th May 2019 8:48 am
The talented contrarian
Christopher Hitch said when
He was dying
He believed in the Pascal theory
50% chance that god existed
And 50% against
He said this with a smile and
Added I like surprises
Friday 24th May 2019 8:53 am
Half a life
To be fifty was a difficult time
the youthful dreams didn't materialize
the road to Rome ended
on the factory floor or no promotion
to the board of decisions, and your words
You look behind you the furrow you had
wanted to leave, is none existing.
A deep sigh, time to get the pick-ax and
continues to break stones, pay taxes, bills
Thursday 23rd May 2019 4:14 pm
Are we too uncritical?
also helpful and ultimately dull.
I’m not thinking of baby pictures
and cute puppies,
but of opinions, I disagree with
not voicing these objections.
Is Facebook a place for mutual?
self-congratulation a display of
Achievement, however, banal.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 7:28 am
Linkin is like the facebook
Only posher and middle-class
Here company directors,
Guitar players and teachers
Can write learned articles
Mainly about themselves
And what interests them.
Apart for being pretentious
It is free of baby pictures
Which is satisfying and keeps
Facebook users at bay.
Tuesday 21st May 2019 8:05 pm
The death of comedy
Freddy Starr is dead they say it was because
He smoked too many cigarettes, no one asked to ask why?
He was accused of making lewd remarks
To a young girl in i974, the case was dropped.
But unwisely Freddy sought redress in court, men often
Loses in cases that involve sex.
Freddy sold his house and moved to Spain he paid
Some of the million own but he wa...
Monday 20th May 2019 10:28 am
A bad day
I’m moody today
Depressed you can say
Too much wine last night
I talk too much under the influence of wine.
I’m not a pleasant drunk.
It depresses me this endless banality
When the world should be silent and
Let spring Sing.!
I’m morose today the summer day is chilly
Flowers in my garden look pale.
I,'m being hungry, but fat has gone on, a diet
Sunday 19th May 2019 3:15 pm
I like breasts in my infancy I didn’t get
To cling them, the mother was ill and I was sent
To home run by the salvation army.
I stretched my tiny arms up to touch them
But they hastily withdrew.
In my young years, I suckled man abrest
Some of them liked it.
I was never a pussy man for me it was just
A damp hole to discharge my desire.
Big bums are nice too esp...
Sunday 19th May 2019 8:50 am
At the supermarket, my wife pushed the trolley
While I walked around in the hope of finding some
Unboring food found a tin of tunny in hot sauce
I could make a breakfast of this (diabetes).
But the tin in my pocket to hand to my wife
And forgot about it.
We paid and left.
Outside I froze we hadn’t paid for the tin!
What to do know? Go in and pay for it, ...
Saturday 18th May 2019 9:48 am
The knowledge of living forever
is already here, all one has to do
is renewing one's cells once a year
beginning at the age of forty
or there about when a person is
It is also possible to renew cells so
often that one regress to infancy
and looked after by your son who
is unable to grasp that he is changing
his father’s nap...
Friday 17th May 2019 9:44 am
He came home early
Switched on the news
Which was read by a man
Who fell several times, over his own words
There was only one channel.
After the news, a lady played guitar
End of evening TV.
He took his bike out of the shed
And cycled to the nearest pub
There was only 3 of them in the town
And they closed at eleven.
Cycling home was difficult so
Thursday 16th May 2019 10:50 am
25 men, yes men, Alabama is deciding
that abortion is illegal, not a single woman’s protest
How can an unfair law be passed in our modern age
It Surprises me and there ought to be a mass protest
to rescind this law.
While I on principle is against abortion that it
should not be like pulling out a tooth, terminating
a potential life must be in agreement with the fe...
Wednesday 15th May 2019 12:27 pm
Who’s the finest poet in
I inhale roses’scent
And spew words over
Fertilization it’s called.
Not that it helps
When we consider
That 99% of people
Don’t read poetry
And the literary 1%
Pretend they like poetry
Because it is
The cultural thing to do
Wednesday 15th May 2019 9:59 am
Alfred getting old
Alfred, the violinist had some setbacks
he fell in love with a woman of high culture and rich,
Alfred moved in with her as she also had a piano
which Alfred loved. He played Chopin and another semi
popular tunes, so engrossed he was that he didn't notice
she was tired of him and told him to leave.
It was shocking for poor Alfred who without arguments...
Tuesday 14th May 2019 12:03 pm
To a friend
A friend of mine ended up in a hospital
His heart had taken a heavy load of a hard life.
I told him he was no longer Tarzan. but a middle-aged man
whatever unresolved problem he has in the past
he had to leave it behind in the heap of hurts and slights
that hatred only damages the hater.
I spoke from experience, I had been where he is now.
Monday 13th May 2019 9:34 am
High, the eagle flew up to the blue sky
The majesty of all it could survey.
Oh, beautiful bird enemies are everywhere
It was mistaken for a drone
Shot down and bloody feathers drifted down to earth.
Should you on your walk see a quill?
Has most likely belonged to the eagle that
Flew too high, and forgot about man’s evil ways,
Pick up the plume and mourn....
Monday 13th May 2019 9:23 am
Old dogs don’t like change
I once had a dog
But I had to go abroad
For a month.
She stayed at a luxury kennel
Got fed and groomed and
Given cuddle by the staff.
When I came to fetch her
She was overjoyed
After licking my face
She jumped into the car,
She inspected every room
Nothing had changed.
We old people are the same
We are not imp...
Sunday 12th May 2019 11:55 am
A rare moment
it was in the winter I tried to fasten
my skates to my boots
A girl about 14 came
She said we had the same father
And was therefore
Sister and brother.
She gave me a hug
And half a chocolate bar
And ate the other half she ate.
A rare moment
I felt safe sitting there
Who didn’t tease me?
A little boy, so full...
Saturday 11th May 2019 10:25 am
The freak of nature
There is a tiny islet in the foggy Saragossa Sea
it has no name since no self-respecting explores
would put his name on it.
However, it had a Vulcan that erupted and when
the lava stream cooled seagulls found it a good
a place to nest.
Something strange happened some of the eggs
grew huge and when hatched had a wingspan
of 3metres and they were n...
Thursday 9th May 2019 9:46 am
A new head
I walked on a hard earth track, but the earth shook
And turned into the silt, I sank into the mum only me
Head was above ground, after some time the raven
Came and gouged out my eyes, much later the fox came
Ate my lips and ears. They were chased away by the boar
Who ate the whole head.
As the soil hardened I was able to get up and as you know
We have two brains...
Wednesday 8th May 2019 12:57 pm
A woman’s revenge
There was a radio operator on the ship
He hated women, yet went to how a house in Jamaica
Were many women were assembled
He treated them with contempt, belittling them and
Using a racist language.
Finally, he went to bed with the woman he had
Humiliated the most, but she had a surprise for him
She had broken a shaving blade in half the old
Wednesday 1st May 2019 3:54 pm
The love illusion
When a baby, the child
Seeks nourishment suckling his mother’s tits
In her bosom, he feels bliss
Then neither can be replicated.
He grows up and falls in love, but cannot
He might fall in love many times and is
Surprised when it ends.
This because he confuses sexual love
With the real thing.
Finally, he marries, he marries.
Wednesday 1st May 2019 3:52 pm
Alfredo de Villaverde
One evening in a town that shall be nameless I walked past an expensive restaurant and
since this was before air-condition windows were open the pianist played Chopin, a music
I like as it is not taxing to the ear. I went in ordered a drink the waiter said I had to eat something
ordered an apple. I got a fruit cocktail. When he had a break, he came over...
Saturday 13th April 2019 10:42 am
Time for recognition
There is time for patients by the stream of legends when fishing for a dream.
To see the reflection of undulating faces of those who can no longer cry,
sad eyes that wish to sit by the stream and dream just once more.
Released from the shackles of their past they are yesterday’s leaves, and from
the soil, a dirge arises, and the wind sighs for those wh...
Saturday 13th April 2019 10:39 am
Man drinking beer
At the downstairs café on its terrace
a man in an overcoat drank beer although
it was not yet ten o`clock yet.
he looked lonely a doomed friendless
a person wondering what happened
to a life that started out encouraging
I could have been a winner
hadn`t it been for the bloody divorce
in the hour of need, he was deserted.
Ok, so h...
Friday 12th April 2019 10:31 am
Worried about my drinking I made an appointment
To see the psychologist, he was not there, his secretary
Said he was in the garden.
He sat on the top of a tree imitating a hawk, looking
Down at me and said: “have you never seen a hawk.”
“It is me, doctor, I have an assignment with you.
“Sorry, he said I had forgotten but can`t come down
As I`m too piss...
Thursday 11th April 2019 8:30 pm
Sleepless at home
Three o`clock in the morning no sleep
clear your mind lock the door to your brain
Think of nothing, tell me how is that possible
I thought of fried onions and home burgers
I could smell the food.
I thought of western movies, the old once
you know early on who is good or bad
the plot is rudimentary just no need for deep thoughts
songs of yore ...
Thursday 11th April 2019 10:30 am
Something made me think of fish
not those in tanks which life must be boring
swimming around and around
until tired and resting at the bottom
wondering how to get out of this watery trap
Do fishes think or is it all instinct?
Say, two codfish meeting each other on the coast
of Greenland: hi, their old mate hasn’t
seen you around for a while? No, I m...
Wednesday 10th April 2019 12:36 pm
Sunday somewhere safe
My fingers itch to write
but it will not be about the moon
it hangs there like a balloon.
I refuse to turn on the news
but a big liner was in trouble on
the coast of Norway
going to sea in winter sea
thinking they were safe in a big ship
you wouldn`t get me on a cruiser
I have read the news Palestine
wants NATO ...
Tuesday 9th April 2019 8:57 am
What, no moon
Where is the moon
it was here last night
the heaven looks like a blank canvas
not even a star to break its ennui
there are many heavens, the near one
the outer one and the one
beyond the horizon, it is there
but we lack the vision
if you wake up in a dark bedroom
keep your eyes closed
you can see the astrosphere
and be close to...
Monday 8th April 2019 11:10 am
A mystic death
Stormy weather ship on fire
the captain gave orders
go into the lifeboats.
The cook thought otherwise
there was no fire at the bow
the bow`s deck a room where
the potatoes were kept.
Later he heard noises the captain
and his first officer came in.
Cowards as they had been, they
The captain had a gun
and shot t...
Sunday 7th April 2019 11:12 am
Night is the time to think deep
Usually of ways to cheat death
But it has black wings
That might strangle you before
You find the formula of how
Not to expire.
Night is for owls, ghosts and ghouls
Shine a light in their eyes and
They don`t recognise it.
The ill wait for the dawn many
Don`t make it and die before dawn
Just as the sun is about t...
Friday 5th April 2019 9:04 am
The big world
The world is bigger than what you think Betty
It consists of several continents and countries
And much more than Brexit and USA, not that
You would think when reading the newspapers.
“go west, young man”, as it was said one time
No more look towards Asia that is where
The future happens, Europe has become old
And decrepit and seduced by the consu...
Thursday 4th April 2019 9:12 am
The long summer
It was a long summer for the Nordic country
Every day we met at a beach with a crate of beer
The four of us, Carl was the funny one knew how to cheer
Me up from my dark mind.
Carl`s wife had left him but he made light out of it
There is always another bus, but it was not true.
When we met at the beach there was only three of us
Carl had hung himself in...
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 9:38 am
Oh, England green and pleasant land
we can leave aside that most of the area belongs
to the aristocracy, but this is the Anglo ways.
Beggar bowl in her hand soon to be homeless,
evicted because she wanted to rule the roost
and not bend to the EU`s demands.
I do not share this fear there was an England
not bowdlerised by the request of globalisation
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 7:42 pm
A mother`s plight
She got up early walking to work
Going to school
Which served breakfast,
Milk and scones
From none to one
She hasted home
Put potatoes on the boil
Wrapped the pan in an old blanket
Hurried back to work.
Our lunch was yesterday’s bread
With sugar on
Short of breath, tuberculosis.
Not a housewi...
Monday 1st April 2019 12:54 pm
The view from a parking lot
No seagull is flying high
in the bay today, no ships at the anchorage
waiting for the pilot.
It is a day of stillness under a grey sky that
holds no promises of a tomorrow.
The supermarket`s parking place is looking
down at the cemetery in more than one way,
one is selling food, the other is storing death.
I see people walking among the...
Monday 1st April 2019 10:52 am