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Ad Astra

Updated: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:06 am

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In a fragmentary fashion these poems make up a biography of an emotional and inner life. Yielding depths of passion and meaning, it is mixed with puns and play on words, with each poem having a double meaning and a universal theme. Most of them deal with power; power to subdue; change and staticity. The most interesting part of my poetry is the form it takes. Each has it's own unique one as i keep experimenting with different styles.But what comes through strongly in each poem is the emotion; desire, angst, perplexity and sadness which can be quite overwhelming at times.It's pure simplicity and wide range of subjects make it extremely relateable.


Placed here at heavens feet, where At horizon blue meets its two shades. Where the foamy spray And the hungry teeth of the sea Jive with the fiery leaps of the waves. Where the undercurrents futile backlash Is nullified by the seas thunderous motion. Where truth arises out of a child building a sandcastle. Only to be incessantly devoured by the waters onrush. Where from seashore we are taken to the horizon, Gliding above natures sweet motion. Nothing is felt But the sheer magnanimity of the eternal being, The assassin of the deep. The swaying sound of the sea, The gulp of the wave, Toes nibbling in silken sands, Shall lie deep in the minds core.

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 2nd Sep 2014 21:37

Hello Ad Astra,

Welcome to Write Out Loud, we hope you are enjoying the site and we're really looking forward to reading some of your work. I know that you will be warmly welcomed by other WOL-ers too.

It would be great if you could upload a picture of yourself, it’s really good to see what our fellow poets look like.

Have a good look around, there’s always lots going on and if you have the time to make some comments about the work of other poets please feel free to do so, it’s often the best way to get some constructive feedback about your own work too.
There’s usually somebody who’ll help you out with any problems that you might encounter, so just ask and someone will get back to you.
WOL is a friendly, creative and unassuming place, so welcome from all of us once again.

I've noticed that you've already posted several pieces on the blog page. Just a word of caution, only the lastest one posted will remain open on the blog for people to read. The previous ones will have to be searched for. It's always best to stagger your entries or else post a link to another site where you store your archived work etc.

very best regards,


The Write Out Loud Team.

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