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“Look to! Treble’s going…she’s gone.”
I’d cry the time-honoured words when I was young,
my voice a boyish chirrup. Everyone
around me on the belfry floor where hung
the bell-ropes were grown-ups, so it was grand
to lead-off when the peal of church bells swung
to clattering action with the six-strong band
following after, letting fly our ropes,
those woolly sallies...
Thursday 15th June 2023 1:34 pm
Saudi courts, your rule of fear is finished
- the sentence on this poet negates your faith.
Your hollow incantation "God Is Great"
is plainly false if God can be diminished
by lines of verse. Should murder be admonished
to Ashraf Fayadh, forevermore his fate
will hold as evidence that you're afraid
of poetry. Frankly I'm astonished:
astonished that a land so steeped in culture,
Friday 15th January 2016 5:57 pm