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Banksy

Updated: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:20 am

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all kinds of verse - long, short, true, sad, humourous, corny, cliched, rhyming, blank, sex, death, perversion, love, etc - all and more are fair game. published in a handful of books & e-zines. with a few notable exceptions - esp John Cooper Clarke & Betjemen - I prefer the written word.

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A private function seamed stockings hove into view & shapely legs; she hitches up her dress pulls down her French knickers, sits, not two feet away, and strikes a match on the bare brick walls of the outside lavvie & settles with a woodbine blue smoke in sunshines in over the top of the door and dusty sparkles floating in the shafts of light he sees the downy golden hairs on her arms, the pink rubber & wire suspenders on her thighs and all else that passes whilst she smokes her cigarette, unhurriedly she cannot hear the frantic rustling or laboured breathing through the peephole into her private world but finishes what she needs to do as does he and flushes but as she lifted the latch stepped out & turned, he swore she looked back over her shoulder momentarily and winked. His world the owl is calling to me out there in the darkness he pulls me away from my sofa & comfort zone to listen in wonderment to his call of the wild maybe he sees me through the rain silhouetted in the doorway from his perch high in a tree, and while I sleep he’ll silently glide down into my dreams and I’ll find myself awake at the top of a tree watching a shadowy figure in a distant doorway. The King and I I saw Him the other day pushing a trolley round K-Mart & He confided, yeah, it’s true – that He’d just had enough of the fame & all that goes with it, so He shaved his head, got a couple of tattoos and lives in a trailer park in Arizona; - still wearing the shades, though, & the white rhinestone suit, which, under the circumstances, I thought was a bit of a giveaway, really, but He says that’s cool, cos everyone just assumes He’s Elvis. The Darkness she told me all about her dreams and about a thing called love I’d never heard it’s like before so I asked her what I could she spoke of things beyond my ken of lands where strange things grow where little girls & little boys reap what their parents sow I asked her where this land could be & whether we could go there but she answered that it’s here & now and I only need to look there she laughed at me and I at her as the darkness fell away she took my hand & softly gave a kiss of life that day. more @ poemsetfree.com

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Banksy

prakorb (20/11/2011)

the kissing gate (05/11/2011)

is it just me.... (05/11/2011)

Geoff (02/11/2011)

blown away (29/10/2011)

Albion (20/10/2011)

put it in a sock (07/10/2011)

GSOH (06/10/2011)

doggy style (04/10/2011)

meanderings (03/10/2011)

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 28th Dec 2011 23:58


A delayed thanks, Banksy, for your comment on Betty...

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Francine

Tue 13th Dec 2011 06:26

Thank you for your comment on 'The Berry Bridge'...
I appreciate it : )

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Lynn Dye

Mon 12th Dec 2011 20:40

Hi Banksy, thank you for your kind comments on my Seizing the Moment :)

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Laura Taylor

Mon 12th Dec 2011 09:47

Hahaa Banksy - re your note on Tigerella...no one else commented on that, was beginning to wonder if anyone 'got' it! Cheers fella

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Philipos

Sat 10th Dec 2011 20:35

Hi Banksy, 'Wisps' glad you liked that and thanks for the comments. What's with the new piccy by the way?

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Martin Peacock

Mon 28th Nov 2011 13:43

Re: A Private Function - so you've met my sister then? Just kidding. Great poem by the way.
Oh yes: J C-C? He da man! He da man! Hoo-aah...

Alana Spence

Thu 17th Nov 2011 22:43

You made a very succint point? that's why it was brilliant.

Alana Spence

Thu 17th Nov 2011 22:43

You made a very succint point? that's why it was brilliant.

Alana Spence

Thu 17th Nov 2011 21:26

The poem I read in a comment from you was brilliant!! 'The View From Here' I tried to find it in your many poems, but couldn't! truly it's the best I've read.

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Philipos

Mon 7th Nov 2011 18:10

'Chattering of Twites' very much appreciate your kind comments. Cheers.

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Gareth Writer-Davies

Sat 5th Nov 2011 17:05

Thanks for taking the time to comment Banksy : )

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John Coopey

Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:50

Just noticed you new photo.
If you fall out of a tree you really should try to avoid the branches on the way down.

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John Coopey

Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:48

Hello Banksy. Glad you liked "A Bloke's Back Brake Block Broke".

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Val Cook

Mon 24th Oct 2011 10:46

Hi Banksy
Glad you enjoyed the ride. Your comments much appreciated. Val

Alana Spence

Sun 23rd Oct 2011 21:53

His world! bit of a Hoot! why do you end up in the tree, I thought as he flew into your dreams? there'ld be a feather on the pillow! haha very good.

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Neil Richards

Sun 23rd Oct 2011 13:05

Thanks for the comment on rain, most days I read a poem or two, and will think I wish i'd written that.

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 21st Oct 2011 07:58

That bird had so much presence - even when fast asleep. I couldn't even see its head as it was firmly tucked under its wing. I'd love to see some of these birds when they're awake.
I heard some seals too, they howl softly like hounds. Another spooky sound, but very beautiful. I'm afraid I am becoming one of these old biddies that is more interested in animals than people!

Alana Spence

Thu 20th Oct 2011 19:20

Thanks Banksy! You used the word 'Hove' which is where I had my private op in The Clinic in Hove?

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 20th Oct 2011 18:10

Thanks Banksy for your comments on Great North Diver. I was never quite sure about using "personified" mainly because it seemed to imply the bird was a person I suppose! A bit simplistic but there you go! Also, (just read the poem again) I think the
word "loneliness" needs to be on its own.

Alana Spence

Thu 20th Oct 2011 12:57

A Private Function, made me laugh! It sounds like me 'A tranny on A Brighton beach' Sorry no offense!I lkied it.

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John Coopey

Sun 16th Oct 2011 21:42

Thanks for commenting on "Imagine my Surprise". I do recall "H&E" but I was always disappointed that the women didn't seem to have fannies.

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chris stevenson

Tue 4th Oct 2011 09:57

..hi Mr.B...thanks...unfortunately dark clouds are descending on Manchester again..they're making space for christmas lights..hedge-clipping has to stop..enjoyed 'meanderings'..chris.

stella jones

Mon 26th Sep 2011 20:36


Thanks for dropping in on 'Days End' :)

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Banksy

Sun 25th Sep 2011 23:17

agreed - we are all children in reality xx

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 25th Sep 2011 21:36

I guess it just says - we're still children. That's all we are. (signed - Old Witchy Dingbat, Virgin Villas, Teetotal Street, St Ives, Kurnow. xxxx

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 25th Sep 2011 20:55

I've tried to send you a message but it doesn't work! Ta for your comment. I may be making that move - to St Ives!

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 25th Sep 2011 20:41

No, but you've made me cry (signed Old Dingbat or whatever.)

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Banksy

Fri 23rd Sep 2011 20:14

Thanks John - I sent off for my Poetic licence at the same time.... (shock n' aw)

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Shirley Smothers

Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:22

Hi Banksy. Thanks for commenting on my poem "A Silly Poem about Hair". I was inspired to post this after listening to "A Silly House work poem by Ann Foxglove.
I don't think your poems are too silly. I especially liked your poem "Armagh". It made me feel a little desolate. Good writing. Keep it up.
My five year old niece really likes my "A Silly Poem about Hair".
She wants me to make it into a book along with illustrations. I am trying to convince her that Aunt Shirley doesn't draw very well.

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Rachel Bond

Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:31

banksy..u should watch the clip...full technicolour crotch sniff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x43vK0k6A2I

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