Prodigious

The creatures of the world debated which of them had most right to the title Prodigious.

Somnambulate

Come somnambulate with me
Through silver-touched night gardens
Where the oil-black stream slips slowly by
And poppies nod by winding paths
Slow night-dark heads in off-beat time.

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Can’t sleep

Can’t sleep – a poem of despair! And the sound of the peal of bells in Holcot village church, Northamptonshire. Can’t someone switch them off at night?

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The Squamous Dermisaurus

Comic poem featuring imaginary dinosaurs written in response to “Epidermis” as Word of the Day on the Artwiculate word-game. Illustration made in Photoshop.

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This Mirrored Chamber

tep into this mirrored chamber, see your image promulgate, Looking deep you’ll see a spark: your yester-self – but wait! There too’s your Armageddon ember. I composed this poem in response to three challenges: the Artwiculate word of the day on 5th October 2011 was Promulgate. The word of the day on Loqwacious was Yester. … More…

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A Whisper Heard in Babel

Right: Former Archbishop KG Hammar reading his poem “Hörs en Viskning i Bruset” composed during the first day of the Gothenburg Book Fair and broadcast on the Swedish TV culture programme Babel from the floor of the Book Fair. The following is my attempt at a free translation. A Whisper Heard in Babel t the … More…

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Agon

Poem – a soliloquy about a fiercely competitive relationship between two brothers.