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Michael Arnold Williams

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Updated: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:22 pm

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Distinguished carreer in biomedical science, took up poetry in the early 1990s. MA in Creative Writing, University of Leeds, 1999. Widely published in magazines e.g Poetry Wales, Poetry London, Smiths Knoll etc, anthologised (Seren),had poem nominated for the Forward Prize, 2006. First full collection published by Mulfran Press, Cardiff, October 2011 - title: THE ACOLYTES, subjects, love, science, war. Reads regularly at the Imperial, Merthyr, Mid Glam.

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TIME TRAVEL They called me, so I came and learned my face is as yours was, white-browed, wrinkled, burned by the years, and the slow bomb we call sun. I'm here Mother, here, holding your raddled hand. I've been travelling all of my life to be here. ***************** PRAYER FOR AN UNBORN CHILD Great Provider of Enzyme and Hormone, of straw-coloured Lymph, and scarlet Haem, Almighty Lord of breath and excretion, Master of Mitosis, watch over her, this incomplete child, this fragment of animus, this foetus sheltering, like a snail in a churchyard wall. Let the glue be strong. Tie her painter tightly, and make it a lifeline, a love line, a halter, a beauty necklace. Let her out; let her down. Don't let her down. In good shape Lord; in perfect time. In good hands, as seen. Say: I sent her. She is complete. ****************************************** IN EXPLANATION Nothing whatsoever refers. Not a verse or a line,or word or syllable or sound of breath, drawn or let. In all my trying to write of love, I never meant not to, but when I picked up my pen, only adventuring came, occasions of meeting, temptations, falls, escapes. No, not from you, but me, always myself, in times when life was saved.

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Winston (Admin)

Tue 13th Dec 2011 14:51

Hi Michael, Welcome to WOL. Thx for sending your pic, as you can see I have uploaded it onto your profile. Winston

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