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Nothing

NOTHING

We shall have nothing
Until we learn to share it
With our sleeping selves

All Together Now: Senryu

ALL TOGETHER NOW

There’d be no rainbow
Except for all the colours
Sharing its beauty

Share The Light*

Dreaming

* Why not share the light?

Fellow Traveller: Shadorma

FELLOW TRAVELLER

Perhaps we’ll
Meet along the way
Share a loaf
Recount our
Adventures and disasters
Then go on our way

Poets Out Loud: Four By Six

POETS OUT LOUD

Let’s share our poetry
For without that I fear
It might quickly descend
Into onanism

Ploughed Furrows: Double Shadorma

PLOUGHED FURROWS

Digging jazz
(Video soundtrack)
Made back then
Here and now
Reacting in our own way
This too is unique

A sharing
Togetherness, no
Side by side
You and I
A shared experience, well
Close as we can get

Weekend Wake-up Call (An acrostic)

WEEKEND WAKE-UP CALL

Stealthily,
Awakening
Tickles
Under
Rustling
Duvet
Arouse
Yearning

Getting To Know You

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

I’ll show you my scars
Only on condition that
You will show me yours

Overwrought

OVERWROUGHT

Simply slowing down
Is far more important
Than we are generally
Encouraged to notice

Once having done so
Is it not then our duty
To try to pass it on?

Old Friends

OLD FRIENDS

I have here two much loved books
Originally purchased at second-hand shops
(being pretty short of money in my youth – 10p each!)
I have now replaced them both in better shape
So the earlier copies are surplus to requirement

While I have looked after them carefully
(You may remember from our years together
That I’m always careful with books, discs etc.)
They were a little careworn by previous owners
So I don’t think charity shops would be interested

The content beneath the slightly dilapidated surfaces though
Is too precious to be thoughtlessly assigned to the refuse bin just yet

I recognise you as a discerning reader
And wonder whether you might not
Offer them a temporary home, another reading
Even though it might be their last

In exchange I believe you may receive herein
Some fine entertainment
Some food for thought
Let me know if interested and
I’ll package and despatch them

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