Tag Archives: Poetry Writing

Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Project 2015 – Progress


A few pages shuffled
my hands uncertain
tentative as always.
One’s full of tears

as I am tears, and bad repairs
that won’t last, of remains
of lives that didn’t. But their stories
are beautiful, aren’t they? Continue reading

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Walking into Love, a Sonnet: The Loving Quark


The Loving Quark

Said Einstein, “into nature look, look deep
and better all things will you understand.”
To look into the heart – the seat
of love – he was, it seemed, imploring man. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story: Bloodtide Sunday


Every Friday writers worldwide gather round the virtual fireside of Rochelle Wisoff and share stories of 100 words, prompted by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. You don’t have to write to read. Click on the blue frog at … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: Nabat


Nabat

I looked back, sin
more comfortable
safer than flight.

I should have soared away.
Zoar was not far
but sin was nearer.

I was cosy with sin –
a warm nest. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: The Bunting


The Bunting

The sun-bleached bunting rustles, brittle
as the bell of the abandoned village church.
Then, it recoiled rustling from the black-frocked
village tongues congregated to snip and snipe,
hang the flayed red tongues in honour
of the day of the saint. Continue reading

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NaBloPoMoXXVII: Time to Move On


time to move on
leave another murdering
herd, unsheepishly, unconforming
– I don’t strike
back, just because
I am struck just because
mud makes me curious Continue reading

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NaBloMo XXI: ecO mantra


ecO mantra Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo IX: War Haiku


War Haiku Continue reading

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The Voice in the Wind


The Voice in the Wind I A muffled parcel of oak and birch, beech and I, drawn here for refuge. Brittle as bells, leaves peal out – a round – wind-wrung, each peal an end and a start. A silence … Continue reading

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Chinese Poem


“Li Fu-Jen

The sound of her silk skirt has stopped.
On the marble pavement dust grows.
Her empty room is cold and still.
Fallen leaves are piled against the doors.
Longing for that lovely lady
How can I bring my aching heart to rest?

The above poem was written by Wu-ti (187-57 b.c.) when his mistress, Li Fu-jen, died. Unable to bear his grief, he sent for wizards from all parts of China, hoping that they would be able to put him into communication with her spirit. At last one of them managed to project her shape on to a curtain. Continue reading

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