Fairly well-known on the northwest circuit, Dermot Glennon generally slips under most people's radar. He has no firm views on the nature of poetry, or if he does then he keeps them very quiet. Most of his poems are about peace, love, flowers and cute puppies.
Anti-war poem. (A protest poem about the war in Chechnya) I’m working in a Chechen kitchen cooking chickens Should I cook these chickens Szechwan or Cajun Just catching chickens coshing ‘em and chucking ‘em in a casserole in a Chechen kitchen’s clearly incorrect As is choking chickens and chopping ‘em up with chips Chief chef in a Chechen kitchen is a difficult affair So I’ll move to Czech republic and be chief chicken chef out there I would be chuffed to be chief chicken chef in a Czechoslovakian kitchen Because Chechnya is a pain in the arse to say And anyway damn this confounded war… thing Every Object Tells a Story Every object tells a story My doctor says don’t listen The knife - for example - In the kitchen drawer Orates parables of chances missed And two people hanging on After the love has gone My advocate has warned me Of the danger of admission So I won’t go on The spade in the shed Leans up against the wall Engaging weary potterers And holding them in thrall As it recounts with sparkling eloquence Dread things that it recalls Of its youth, the truth The awful truth, The work that it has done The bump in the lawn Eyes me with suspicion Well – one would, in its position! As it salvos forth forlorn Dramatic monologues in which The fresh cadavers twitched Under cover of full moonlight The night that it was born On which the deed was done The wrinkles on the face Of the man at his computer Speak of time; and time again They whisper to the quiet Of loves lost, friendlessness And inebriation They say: "j’accuse, j’accuse - You can only blame yourself" And wonder at what could have been Had you left yourself open
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Goodbye to the monsoons of summer (04/10/2012)
The playground of lights (07/02/2012)
Paradise ignored (02/02/2012)
In consequence of past oblivion (01/02/2012)
Welcome back (28/07/2011)
The song of the existence of matter (25/07/2011)
Building the future (19/07/2011)
Standing close (22/01/2011)
What she said (21/12/2010)
Where dragons and maidens are no more (21/12/2010)
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