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Randy Horton

Updated: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 05:06 pm


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I began writing poetry regularly in mid-2017. Before that I taught philosophy at a community college in Houston, Texas. I enjoy performance poetry, classical poetry, contemporary poetry, experimental poetry, song lyrics, and most other forms of human expression. My poems have appeared in Please Hear What I'm Not Saying, an anthology that benefits the UK charity MIND. I also have some poems in Landscapes, an anthology of poetry related to places of significance to the authors.


The Risk of Metaphor It makes sense That the sun is often Described as a disc, Because it looks like a disc Hanging in the sky Or tossed like a Frisbee on a lazy summer day, But the fact that it isn’t a disc, Not even a flame-white one, Is instructive, Just as our love Is not a rose.

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


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Fri 8th Nov 2019 20:39

Hi Randy
I found your comment on my recent poem "The way we were"

..."This is poignant for me in ways you could not have intended, but thank you."

I found it poignant as I proof read it... It was almost as if I was reading it for the first time. My own emotional response surprised me.

I am so pleased you took time to comment, and glad you found it insightful.


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 23rd Jul 2018 17:09

Mr. Horton, I look forward to reading more of your work as I can find the time. 'The Risk of Metaphor' is both severe and funny at the same time. Much enjoyed.

May I ask why you included 'not even a flame-white one'?

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AM Cash

Tue 10th Oct 2017 19:34

Hi Randy
Thank you for the comment on my poem and great to see you this week.

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