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Not To Offend: Shadorma

NOT TO OFFEND

A writer
Learns over the years
When someone
Says it’s “deep”
It’s “incomprehensible”
(They’re being polite)

It’s The Wine Talking

IT’S THE WINE TALKING

The scum rises to the top
The dregs sink to the bottom
I’d point this out more pointedly
But my mum always said
It’s rude to stir (or point)

She also said
There are three things you should never discuss
Politics, sex and religion
Unfortunately
Nothing else has ever interested me much

Except
Of course

Writing

… She’d be appalled

The Miracle Of Birth: Shadorma

THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH

If I may
I beg to announce
A healthy
Shadorma
No congratulations please
Simply played midwife

A Letter Away: Senryu

A LETTER AWAY

Beware and be alert
Posting: so close to posing
That they can switch rôle

Thwarting The Gloom: Senryu

THWARTING THE GLOOM

Lights switched on midday
Not shameless exorbitance
… Poetic licence

On The Job (Fuck Me): Shadorma

ON THE JOB (FUCK ME)

Poet’s job
To spark and nurture
Both free thought
And open
Emotion, even open
Doors to other realms

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

Unfinished Love Poem

UNFINISHED LOVE POEM

Lay it aside for a while
Maybe days or weeks
Sometimes even years

Till all falls into place
A significant poem will
Always find its moment

And in that moment
Their writer will also
Find a completeness

Those not significant
Reveal themselves as such
And are easily thrown away

Poet As In A Mirror: Tanka

POET AS IN A MIRROR

Inspire me please
Saying the unexpected
Revealing your deeps
Encouraged by your courage
To write something worth reading

Poet Recalled: Shadorma

POET RECALLED

The bladder
Grabs the microphone
And cries out,
“Come back here.
Bugger creativity.
Prioritise, son!”

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