15 short short poems for heatons twaiku

NB. There maybe more of these but i am busy for a bit now.. These were wrote for Heatons Twaiku (https://twitter.com/heatonstwaiku/)


1 - 9 were done on 26 July 2014

10 - 15 were done on 27 July 2014 (Blog updated) 



Buried in borrowed light 
You're glad you are wearing glasses 
walking home in the darkness


Catching dreams 
You reflect on your youth
Writing songs for nobody.


Listening to silence
Spear minting itself across the tracks
Broken up in the wind


Leaves line the tracks
Like tears for a fallen empire
Hoping for a change.


On your own again
Dancing across the leaves
Searching for answers
In the sub plot. 


Homeward bound
Sailing across the winds
As wheels dance into 
The moonlight. 

Whistling with a pair of dice
Rolling over your knee
Wondering which route
Should you go home? 


Pedalling across stop to stop
The train stutters then stops
Standing out from the crowd. 


Straying off from the intended direction 
Your feet wander down different paths 
Losing their way but not caring.  


Half hung moments still linger in the wind
Echoing from the previous night
In broken sunshine. 


The day is difficult to start
Carrying yesterday’s feelings
Into the mist
Avoiding my every gaze. 


Chained up in sleep
My eyes roll over and over
Crossing bridges instead of sheep. 


Close your eyes 
Grabbing the bed sheets
Back from the waves of sleep.


Wind carrying on the edge of the window
Stripping away the memories 
Of the endless sunshine from yesterday.


Whispering across the skies 
The clouds are carried away by the wind
Acknowledging a silent applause. 


◄ Exile

For Stefan Kiszko ►


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Linda Cosgriff

Sat 26th Jul 2014 20:52

Some lovely poems here, Andy. Have you tweeted them?

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Andy N

Sat 26th Jul 2014 13:45

thanks guys. All were wrote listening to Scott 3 and 4 by Scott Walker.

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John F Keane

Sat 26th Jul 2014 13:42


Great stuff, I will start rolling them out now.

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Nigel Astell

Sat 26th Jul 2014 12:39

I like them all Andy N

But if I had to pick one it would be - - -

Catching dreams
You reflect on your youth
Writing songs for nobody.

I hope you can tweet them all to the twitter account.

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