Poetry Blog by Trevor Alexander
Big Sal on Puppetmasters (Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:25 pm)
Big Sal on Ice Cream (Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:21 pm)
Bone china floral pattern cups with curlicue handles on deep saucers, with matching side-plates on white lacy doilies, laid out on a blindingly immaculate linen tablecloth. In the middle, a long-spouted teapot wearing a knobbly, knitted woollen coat sits on a gleaming chrome-plated stand. But all the attention is drawn to the three-tier, silver-framed cake-stand, with its abundance of fondant fanc...
Tuesday 19th February 2019 3:49 pm
Faint call of soaring seabird shadowed against burning midday sun. Hazy white wisps suspended low on horizon. Gentle waves barely disturb cerulean surface as they erase footprints oozing across wet sand. Knotted clumps of drying kelp clutter high water line, its salty tang drifting through shimmering heat. Lolloping labrador leaps in pursuit of slowly fluttering flies. Staccato sounds of spade bea...
Thursday 31st January 2019 10:13 am
We see them on the news most every night,
pontificating, make believe they’re wise.
Myself, I think they talk a load of shite!
Does anybody understand these guys?
They tell us what to do and how to feel,
persuading us they know what’s best for us;
that we should acquiesce and let them deal
with everything, and not create a fuss.
They stroke us like a pet they woul...
Tuesday 29th January 2019 12:04 pm
A poet will pick up his pen
At the whim of his muse now and then
So he writes it all out
Then in tortured self-doubt
Rips it up and starts over again
Sunday 20th January 2019 5:21 pm
melting over taste buds,
evoking seaside memories;
Wednesday 16th January 2019 2:43 pm
We’ve got through the seasonal cheer
Well stuffed with roast turkey and beer
But the poor bathroom scales
Now just greet us with wails
And hide when we try to come near
Monday 7th January 2019 11:53 pm
The weather in winter’s the pits
‘Cause the falling of snow never quits
Which daily delivers
A case of the shivers
And shakes all your wobbly bits
Monday 7th January 2019 4:36 am