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Ongoing Creation

ONGOING CREATION

Inhabit your life until it creaks, cracks open
Loudly ringing for a change – for transition

Hopefully, dutifully – inspirationally calling
Out to each and every reader passing by

In time words appear … “Beautiful poem.”
You reply: “Thanks for your kind words.”

Poems Lead Poets

POEMS LEAD POETS

This poem as emerged is actually
far more bitter and anguished
than its writer. Or far less …
What the hell. Let’s let it go;
it’s just the way it grew.

The initial germ here sprouted out
from a piece of Sarah’s weeks ago
that somehow caught my interest.
I’d have trouble locating it now;
it’s transmorphed completely.

Laboured at it for hours; it wouldn’t let go.
Clearly it’s determined to have its say.
As for you, happening by readers
looking out for an explanation
dream on, friends, dream on.

Lightly Felt Tips (Republished)

LIGHTLY FELT TIPS

When you learn to distinguish
between what is truly good in poetry
(especially your own)
and what is – shall we say – not so good
then you are almost there.

The rest is just practice, daring,
risk taking and self confidence.
Satisfying yourself is the foundation.
Rules are there to follow or break;
pleasing others a welcome bonus.

So leave the back door wide open
and invite the Musey Lady in for a brew.
She loves to take a load off.
If she’s silent, it’s only ‘cos she’s thinking.
She’s just observing, sipping her tea.

Sultry

SULTRY

Please forgive our words
She’s having her way with me
We’re lost far at sea

The Writer’s Code

THE WRITER’S CODE

Unflinchingly support
All those who soldier on
Striving against the tide
Building a sane future

Wavingnweaving

WAVINGNWEAVING

Waving to weavers
While weaving while wondering
Why weave and why why
While weaving while wandering
Wondering, weaving, waving

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This is dedicated to all readers who are also writers, and especially those who may be called – by themselves or by others – poets.

Iambic I Am

IAMBIC I AM

I lie awake
(Hopefully)
Within iambic

I spring (Yeah right)
To wakefulness
Within iambic

The poet’s life
Spread forward like a map
I am therefore iambic

Anthology (30a)

ANTHOLOGY

Gathered here
Layers of one’s life
Sliced sidewise
Unexposed
Sundry interpretations
One for each poem

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Shadorma November

Spellmeister (21b)

SPELLMEISTER

Lets go words
Lets go images
String quartets
Pirouettes
Drops intent, spins and teases
Patterns from chaos

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Shadorma November

The Wee Hours (20a)

THE WEE HOURS

Three o’clock
Bells ring and all’s well
Up early
Early start
And it’s shoulder to the wheel
Keeping life at bay

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Shadorma November

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