Poetry Blog by ray pool (Jul 2020)
Level the fields
mark them out
provide an entry roundabout
put up flags
design the plots
split the haves from the have nots
put in some clouds
a distant view
just to remind us of times gone by
when rural ways
with no developers satisfied
expand your online catalogue
never mind the waterlog
where you can you always will...
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 10:33 pm
His balcony doors open out
onto the sparkling Thames.
A reflection show his Tommy Hilfiger polo shirt
Yves St. Laurent belt and slacks
crocodile effect shoes
before he half turns to make a comment.
From the apartment block
the ink hardly dry on the deeds
we look across to the far bank
where beer from historic pubs
spills ungraciously on to grass.
Friday 17th July 2020 11:01 pm
It has taken a million years to get its jacket a perfect green
and now we call it a bluebottle
a comparatively recent term.
Our prejudice is complete
when we observe
its choices of what to eat.
Monday 13th July 2020 5:50 pm
A love made stronger
through desperation and fear
not a word spoken between them
at the airport lounge.
Arrival with belongings on his back
the pale young man clasping the other
bigger, stronger, equally bereft.
Fugitives from normality
deprived of rights
haunted by separated lonely nights
and now the questions begin
why and how,
Monday 6th July 2020 8:10 pm
Let's be clever today
make our mark on the world,
flex our muscles like Darcy Bussell's
let's throw caution away.
Let's be extra strong
not mince our words for a change,
make advances, take some chances
whether they're right or wrong.
Let's be superfine
bordering on the divine,
don't take no for an answer
let's discover a wine.
Let's combine ou...
Friday 3rd July 2020 9:48 pm
My name is Dr. Moreau
I hope you'll come tomorrow to see
in the laboratory of my garden
how I create life from seeds and other sources.
I have plants that meaow
some that bow wow their heads
when the sun goes in.
irises with wings,
roses with fingers instead of stamens
these are a few of my feverish things.
Compost mixed from eye of n...
Wednesday 1st July 2020 1:23 pm