Poetry Blog by Rose Casserley
living in an inner world ain't so bad
and I'm glad your grunt missions failed
nothing no-one has so far scaled
this artificial land
of pretend rock and sand
we live in as it circles Mars
none of your roving cars
will be safe here on this false moon-okay?
we prefer you keep well away!
and we'll scupper your plans
to get your strange five-fingered hands
on the d...
Monday 24th September 2018 1:39 pm
of my heart, I give grateful pieces
to the land the sky, universe and the seas
placing one at the feet of all mountains
others in branches of every tree
I present yet more to each flower and grass blade
individually to all animals, birds, insects that roam
to the stars the clouds in the same singular fashion
those beautiful relations of my earthen home.
A share s...
Saturday 22nd September 2018 11:25 am
( payback to my past supporters. )
I wonder, he said
when our lives have ended
if you and I were to come back
as different beings,
you, as a Deer and I as a Tiger for example
would our recognition of each other
in some way still be possible?
only, I replied pondering on that William Blake type scenario
if, at that point in such a time
you were to do som...
Thursday 20th September 2018 11:36 am
Happier and happier by day by night
to repeat my betrothals
to the Sun to the Moon
golden and silver encircling my heart
their tendrils of warmth and tranquillity.
With these rings am I wed to each of thee again.
Come then once more
witness my thankful vows
you ever attentive wedding guests
that bless the air
that glorifies the depths of oceans
Wednesday 19th September 2018 12:07 pm
of the silent sufferer's I will never forget a close friend
vainly seeking remission
from the warped weight he had been burdened with
through absolutely no fault of his own
his grip on reality slackened
his self-identification lost
having walked away from itself long ago
why couldn't someone professionally caring enough
given him the real dire...
Tuesday 18th September 2018 1:18 pm
thank god and progress it seems to have disappeared!
the gaudy, silken-oysterish 'outfit'
that made the unfashionable
look as though
they belonged to a travelling circus
or had been playing the role of a chav Pagliacci
in some demented (soap) opera
but fair play to the darer-wearer
having the balls to appear in public
in such clownish attire!
Monday 17th September 2018 11:42 am
it's the certain other items of the deceased old lady
they vulture after now
not the laminated chipboard bookcase
or the much-scarred dining table, the kitchen implements
she coveted for their practicality
or the cheapskate bric-a-brac type gifts
presented to her when she was wed long, long ago
or even the Victoriana styled white lacy outfit
she wore on the day
Sunday 16th September 2018 11:01 am
so, here are the photographs
pictorially telling of our daily, weekly, monthly yearly
journey through life
faces, figures, friends, fashions, pets, places and much more of the miscellaneous
showing how babies shape-shifted into bigger he's and shes
becoming venturers of the big wide world
experiencing its kindnesses and kicks in the teeth
Saturday 15th September 2018 10:28 am
There's always another budding guitarist.
able to practice thank's to a big parental loan
hoping that fame and fortune
might do him a life-long favour
and create a link up with the big boys of rock
he understands the possibility
of having to wait the fuck out of-when?
maybe watching his dream being shit on time after time
that's why I'm keybo...
Friday 14th September 2018 4:04 pm
I walk five miles on the flat
between alternating grassed and bouldered hills.
Walkings a natural thing to do
a normal practice that never deserts you.
So, here I am again
continuing much where I left off
not for the worse but for the better.
A cruciform skylark floats above
reclaiming its ethereal stage
thermal catching wings outspread.
The old d...
Thursday 13th September 2018 7:06 pm
always wash ashore extra employment.
Ma, year-round house proud skivvy
doing her impersonation of her turbanned Mother
faffing about her domestic domain
sloshing ceilings and walls of every room
with colours she loved and nobody else did!
along with her duster dancings
from sideboard to telly to window-ledge
the twirlings went on and on
Tuesday 11th September 2018 11:36 pm
SLAM! goes my foot on the brake pedal!
Just ahead, a jostling convoy of cows
a black and white live slideshow
leaving one gate for another
each set of four legs
staggering under the heavy milky weight they carry
like wine in goatskins
the white fluid is housed
but in their own nippled flesh bags
slung underneath heaving to an...
Tuesday 11th September 2018 10:10 am
as the train hurries her away
she suddenly recalls the song she heard
being hummed by an old guy she passed on the platform
the words coming back to the fore
of her duty cluttered mind
returning her to the precious era of the sixties
there she is again
in the dressing mirror
approving of her Janis Joplin influenced reflection
long raggy hair, far away eyes, lee...
Monday 10th September 2018 10:54 am
ten years on
someone I think is you returns again
benched on the roadside
by moonlight painting its white light way
through the canopy of tree's above you
but then, the same as you have done
on so many occasions before
you no sooner appear then vanish just as quickly
this must not be allowed to happen anymore
for my desperat...
Sunday 9th September 2018 9:20 am
in the technologically bossed world
power play is the game
I.T. companies at each other's throat
an updating battle
as they try to kill each other off
for as long as possible
So is the natural process of life
slowly being directed
down a one-way street to Oblivionsville?
are certain ( unnecessary ) gizmo's, gadgets, logistics, apps, robotics,...
Saturday 8th September 2018 11:21 am
I am constantly being told
to stop going back to the past
but it is
as if I am being forced to travel there
in this vehicle of my weakness
stuck in reverse gear
it is as if
I am being directed there
by an unknown wearying force
and made to repeatedly look
through the window of a misery ravished house
in the darkest part of Memory Street
crammed full wi...
Friday 7th September 2018 12:02 pm
Preggers at sixteen
babied out at twenty-eight
married a second time
and for good at thirty-five
today it is ten years
since you first coughed blood into your hanky
kick-starting your fears and our ensuing sorrows
it turned out to be cancer.
I wasn't there, working far away
not knowing the results
that you so foolishly so bravely
kept to yourself
Tuesday 4th September 2018 10:55 am
that morning and so surprisingly
you didn't feel like having sex!
I have discovered that your erotic appetite
once as hungry as large as that of any other
was being somehow damped down
by impotent particles swirling somewhere inside
as if it had stepped out into a snowstorm
and can never be found again.
Monday 3rd September 2018 11:28 pm
the weaponised gifts of hope and determination
are my timeless attentive's, constant companions
not things that come and go
like the starry stares
that temporarily diamond button
the ethereal black moon brooched cloak of night
presiding only until dawn decides otherwise
and slams it's bright door in their faces
such ongoing exchanges
Monday 3rd September 2018 11:57 am
Friday 31st August 2018 1:03 pm
letter 1.....the plumber......
sorry I've been a bit of a DRIP lately in not having written to you before now
but my CISTERN has been out of sorts leaving me DRAINED
Doctor says it's because I've not been HEATING enough that has caused me to feel under PRESSURE
I think it all started when that COPPER caught me taking LEAK in BATH
I would have driven off bef...
Wednesday 29th August 2018 3:33 pm
having divorced life
I know all too terrifyingly well
who my next groom will be
it will be he
who waits behind the door of shadows
I will be forced to enter
it will be he
who takes my name forever
and replaces my flesh
with veils of invisibility
whose skeletal arm
my skeletal arm
will be enfolding
as we both walk
down deaths aisle
Monday 27th August 2018 8:56 am
who in the impoverished lives
of her mother
and her mother
had taken them
into some dark recess
and fucked them both
in paid for frenzies
the painful reminder frightens her
she tries so hard to heed the warnings
but empty coffers and the scarcity of real love
dominate the urge
for her to follow in their sad footsteps
no kind fav...
Sunday 26th August 2018 4:19 pm
unable to replace the loss
an unreal replacement
a forgiving figment
of her imagination
a dream child
that she is at work
constantly nursing, lullabying,
whispering golden affections to
an invisible infant held as close as possible to her breast
to her every thought
a morbid stand-in she needs
to sadly usurp the home in her arms
Saturday 25th August 2018 11:00 am
on this day
washed in pointlessly wished for sunshine
I surrender my maiden independence
as the dictated vows are repeated
ring pushed home
and daft tears start falling
from all loving eyes present
here I go
leaving the launch pad
to my new life
arm in arm with a whiskey-sodden father
followed by my girly gang outriding bridesmaids
Friday 24th August 2018 5:21 pm
Lay thee down with me in this earthern hollow
my much-beloved youth
and in this bosom mine repose and seek
sleeps deep and flowing truth
let nights silence remain full cloaking
each and every hill and dale
come moon and stars attend thy stay
let sweetest peace prevail
forget all tumultuous dominances
their stony malice's their thought piercing spear sharp threa...
Thursday 23rd August 2018 11:52 pm
I am sharing with him love
the colour of gold
while others less fortunate
can only douse theirs in pallid shades.
How strong we burn with more than the hottest flame
of a love
that swims in the truth of a miracle.
There is no other gift, no other element of beauty
to draw me away from the perfection of his presence
ours is the solitary p...
Thursday 23rd August 2018 9:38 am
why after all these years
am I still unsettled, itchy-footed
addicted to leap-frogging circumstances
enduring one involvement
of house refurnishing then soon after emptying
to the next?
strangely urged to move, move and move again
like some restless cat-walk model
all too quickly stepping out of one brick's and mortar dress
and into another
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 3:31 pm
those vermillion vampiric neck buttonings
blood brooches sucked to the surface of the skin
by infatuated biters raising heated responses from the bitten
love-crazed woundings of affection
crimson flowerings wildly, passionately planted
on public or private spaces of the flesh
tell-tale temporary tattoos
hair or scarf hidden by the shy
or those fearing parental wra...
Tuesday 21st August 2018 12:10 pm
what is slowly grinding away
all that we have gathered of ourselves
comes to the fore again
rising like an uncontrollable beast
I see leering in your artificial smile
celebrating its harmfulness
in the look of nothing
projecting from your eyes
standing in a numbed state
that should never have been known to us
listening to a final silence...
Sunday 19th August 2018 11:48 pm
Time of a year's death.
Least desired season
often arriving with an Arctic hello
though radiant at the point of falling
from a lactescent sky
snow dressed and
speaking in a whirling language of howls.
A bitter legend
strewn everywhere in mute heaps
and underfoot layers pillow thick
skin biting its way through to the bone
like a white vulture, cold as...
Saturday 18th August 2018 11:35 am
four a.m. disturbance outside
dredges him from the warm depths of sleep.
Annoyance and nosiness
lifts the blankets
sits him up head-scratching
draws a whispered 'bloody norah!
from his denture-less mouth
turns up the volume on the hearing aid
and puts his eighty-year-old feet into slippers.
Windowwards he shuffles
parts the curtains
Wednesday 15th August 2018 12:16 pm
to leave the echoes of her parents disowning anger behind
they follow the days of her abandonment like a vicious dog.
Above, in the fading light
birds cross her cold
building sandwiched slice of sky
answering migrations call
ground rooted and wingless
and in seeing their free gifts of flight
their capabilities to more or less leave at will
Tuesday 14th August 2018 1:34 pm
WARNING! THIS POEM CONTAINS FLASH PORNOGRAPHY!
much more will I go dogging
so late into the night
though lines of men grow longer
their car headlights just as bright
and they all outwear their sheathe's
and their hands near outwear my breasts
and I must have my tea break
and the car springs have their rest
though the night was made for dogging
and if t...
Monday 13th August 2018 10:23 pm
the unstoppable departure comes to you and, I
when times allowance says goodbye
knowing, love of life must end as heartbeats end their will
into enigmatic darkness forever spill
there no touch of sun or moon shall reign
on that far far away and strange peripheral plain?
indeed does this sad finality that all despise
unclench our grip on mortalities prize
Monday 13th August 2018 10:51 am
Sunday 12th August 2018 11:52 pm
OMG! the excitement
of thinking who you might be
hopefully someone with a place just for me on his athletic type knee.
Romantic? a dancer? fun without the need to get pissed?
brill at cooking ace at f******g would I die for your kiss?
Do be kind do be gentle never leave me alone
please care for my mind be sentimental
make me wet reading your every text on my phone.
Sunday 12th August 2018 12:14 pm
how much the land makes me think
it represents Heathcliffe
the sea, Kathy
when both running to embrace each other
and refill the loss of their togetherness
with a combined ground swelling
and wave surging of loves energy
both again waltzing
too happy to consider times short allowances.
The sea's lonely fluency, the shores heart longing gaze
Saturday 11th August 2018 9:50 am
was it in your repetitive times of darkness
when you lost the obedience of determinations
to pour hope into your heart
and drown the growth of despair?
Why did something not startle awake
the understanding of yourself?
Why do you allow who you should be
to be chained down without reason
when the whole sky, is waiting for your flight to freedom?
Are you go...
Friday 10th August 2018 7:22 pm
The loss of somebody important to you
will gradually make its presence felt
will be beside you
growing like a flower
you would have wanted to have kept growing with you
whoever he was that should have filled that absence
has gone, taken his identity and love
but this will not trouble you right now
not while you are blowing bubbles of saliva
not while you are in the...
Wednesday 8th August 2018 9:51 am
sometimes I'm only floating,
on the surface of sleep's river
unable to sink into and inhabit the fullness
of its restful depths.
While the black fog of darkness swells
continues to invade the dying day
going on with it's perfectly fitting and clothing of the room
I am locked in the drowse frozen arms of insomnia
hoping they will soon m...
Monday 6th August 2018 10:53 am
their life starved minds
leashed to nothing
wanderers of wildernesses
at thought emptied landscapes
where no resurrections of the past will flare
such scorning, grinding mental poverty!
Here is slow damage
stemming, the giving veins
unpicking their memories down to the bone
hoarding their futures
stealing their souls.
Saturday 4th August 2018 2:21 pm
Friday 3rd August 2018 9:33 pm
I, sail, the blue
I, sail, the grey
I, sail, the black
among associated merging fleets
unowned by earth's magnetism
immeasurable shape shifter
sky ghost faces
an immortal occupier
Thursday 2nd August 2018 10:57 am
with a souls appetite
that consummates all that is beautiful
I watch the horizons slow announcement
soon will its golden tide descend
flooding hills and valleys
swaddling all that has been freed
are being married once more
to peaceable gifts.
This is heaven
Tuesday 31st July 2018 10:57 am
are we going to be friends?
Do you have an easy way for me to use you?
to show I am operating you
in the right way?
yes? no? yes? no?
if not how can we be friends?
whats that you say? what do you mean?
stop confusing me!
open your technological heart!
here is my patience
please reward it
take away my ne...
Monday 30th July 2018 1:37 pm
she wants returned
who she was
before the mistakes
before the regrets
before age pinned her
to these lonely years
forced her to endure a future
by foolishness in her youth
to now live in a time
emptied of all she could have been
not just a means to a choiceless end
not just an ongoing riddle she cannot solve
a wound ...
Saturday 28th July 2018 10:34 am
Sunday morning bells
after whose every peal
the air would vibrate
striving to awaken silence
wherever it lurks
sabbath reminders to those
who would then
or ever would
turn a deaf ear
or a blind heart
Monday 23rd July 2018 5:13 pm
nothing BITES!! anymore
I mean REALLY BITES!!
everything about anything I expect more of
that could move me
remains as though preferring to hesitate indefinitely
seems soft toothed or altogether toothless
the biting cause for an OMG! or a jaw-drop
has been dulled
but for how long I wonder?
My desire for excitement
remains unbitten unperforated
Saturday 21st July 2018 11:54 pm
am a gift
a woman whose acknowledgement
of self and pride
will never be concealed
they flame-leap outwards
from the heart's fire
burning and branding
the trademark of my identity
on my claim of the air
I move in.
Deeply will deeply must my soul
learn to swim
in life's depths of understanding
and more so...
Friday 20th July 2018 1:15 pm