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Trevor Alexander

Updated: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:14 am

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I started writing only after retiring in 2013. Something I'd always sort of fancied trying but never had time for. Originally I thought I'd be writing a SF novel, but seemed to naturally gravitate to poetry, and joined a few local groups to share work. I prefer writing in forms, such as villanelle, rondeaux, ballade etc, but have ventured into attempts at free verse. To date I have surprised myself by having several pieces published in both the UK and USA, either in print or electronically.

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Farewell To Ziggy How do you grieve for one you never met? A stranger that we considered ours. Was the special man, we were in his band, But was unlike us, maybe from Mars. A constant through the dancing days of youth, Constantly changing for a new day; Leaves the capsule of our recognition, Floating in a more peculiar way. Now waiting in the sky to blow our minds, As we turn the great stage lights down low; And tearful, with our fearful faces wet, We sadly let the Jean Genie go.

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

Blog entries by Trevor Alexander

Kitchen Clutter (25/06/2018)

Please Hold (12/06/2018)

Death (02/05/2018)

Gathering The Turf (30/04/2018)

Pizza (29/04/2018)

Postcard (28/04/2018)

Shakespeare (28/04/2018)

Election (26/04/2018)

Mo Salah (25/04/2018)

Weather (24/04/2018)

Read more entries by Trevor Alexander…

Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/trevoralexander

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Laura Taylor

Tue 1st May 2018 11:28

Ooo did you? I'm in love with the west myself - heading back over in August, cannot WAIT. Dublin to Doolin then down to Kerry.

Peat fires are so damned HOT aren't they?! 😀 And the smell, mmm. Hey, I'd love to read the one you wrote for 'Scent Memories'. Perhaps PM it to me? Did you ever see the one I wrote about walking the Cliffs of Moher? I was out of my mind with panic that I'd hurl myself over the edge - it's a 'thing' for some people, and I try to avoid high places mostly, but this was so utterly heartbreakingly beautiful that I forced myself to do it. Amazing exhilarating experience, and I wrote one of my best poems ever afterwards.

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Joe Williams

Mon 30th Apr 2018 15:20

Thanks Trevor, glad you liked 'Killing the Piano'. You're right about the digital stuff - there's nothing wrong with them (I've got a few keyboards lying around my flat!) but there's so much more to a real piano than that.

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 5th Apr 2018 15:29

thanks for your kind comments on 'back to the park' Trevor - I'm pleased that you liked it - thanks for taking the time to comment
Ian

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AM Cash

Thu 22nd Dec 2016 11:35

Farwell to Ziggy too ! What great man, we have to take up the challenge.

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Ruvi Galhena

Thu 22nd Sep 2016 13:57

Thank you for the like on 'my poem' Trevor 😊

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Sarah Hill

Tue 6th Sep 2016 19:18

Thank you for your comment on dark days.

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J. Otis Powell!

Fri 5th Aug 2016 21:40

Write On Trevor!
J. Otis Powell‽

Rebecca Miller

Thu 16th Jun 2016 12:49

Trevor-thank you for the like on Worship :)

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Helen Elliott

Wed 13th Apr 2016 13:58

Hi Trevor :)

Thanks for your comments on 'The Has-Been Poet'. It was just my attempt of writing my way out of the old writer's block :)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 23rd Mar 2016 11:21

Welcome to WOL. There must have been a lot of talent bubbling away for years just beneath the surface, a talent for acute observations, and a way with words, in whatever job you were in.

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