Miscellaneous Poems

Just Another War

How can we possibly imagine? ---------------------------------------- I look out of the window to see a sun shine, My children in a library, a million books define, An accumulation of knowledge, an acknowledgement to men,

A Working Complaint

It's been a hard day's night, And I've been working like a dog,

At the Going Down of The Sun

I looked back at a crowded celluloid, I was a nameless actor just for a few moments,
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Picturedrome

Audio version at: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/C9Ai1 Celluloid dreams, electric sheep, Talkies from the 40s, Silent movie nostalgia, Art imitating...

A Case of Serial Misjudgement

“Should have done better (at school)” it said, My report card as summarised by the Head, If only he’d been the son of a lawyer, A dentist, a doctor...
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Radio Times

A polyphonic spectrum of melody and sound, a rhapsody of composition, a toccata in fugue. Aural symphony, timpani, Marconi’s dream retold, Wireless...
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Hibernal Solstice

Dark winter dawn broken by shards of sunlight beckoning the shortest day. A diurnal heraldry calling Jupiter and Saturn, a Christmas star forged by...
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Christmas Time

Silent reflections of latter day Saints, Kings and martyrs in Christian lore. Magi bearing gifts, led by a star, instructed by Herod, malevolence...

Eleanor Cross

Eleanor, highborn of Castile, favoured daughter of Ferdinand, beloved, revered Queen to Albion’s powerhouse: The Longshanks. Noble monarch, woman of...
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A Secret Forest

We landed at Marco Polo, Azzurri gateway to the North, clutching passports we passed bleary-eyed through mundane border checks, as luggage rolled...
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Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)

We met on the mezzanine, lobby of splendour and gold, our bearded, mystic Hindu guide, spirited tourists into seats. Passed meandering, sacred cows,...
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Forgotten Souls

I see you late at night, as daylight’s candle flickers out, empyrean canvas painted black, stars of alabaster speak in hushed tones. Moonlight beams...
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New Amsterdam

Our electric train glided to a stop, humanity spilled onto waiting platforms, worn stairs signposted sidewalk Heaven, steam rose from polluted Subway...
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Black Holes and Revelations

Virgin light skimmed a newborn sky, shards shimmered, brokered a diurnal vista, an eternal journey fired once more, beatific beams embarked on their...
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Vernal Equinox

Winter shuffled its weary feet, stoical snowdrops bowed ivory heads, crocuses broke free from frozen earth, as daffodils and tulips sprang into new...
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The Last Time I Saw Fungie (2005)

Cumulus clouds rolled across Celtic, Irish skies, white horses crested cyan waves - chopped, rose and fell, a streaming wake trailed, leading back to...
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The Riot of Spring (Pictures of Pagan Russia 1913)

This week marks the 50 th anniversary of the death of Igor Stravinsky (17 th June 1882 – 6 th April 1971) Audio version at Soundcloud https://...
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Setting Sons

I have seen the spectral darkness, quiescent corridors where emotions quietly dissipate. I have been in the unlit, silent void, a vale of tears where...
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Footsteps on Mars

In the dead of an iridescent moonlit night, in an amphitheatre of curious crickets, chirping in the rattling reed bush, I am camped under a haven of...
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The Last Elephant

Forged in bucolic harmonies, an interdependence born of millennia, a symbiosis of flora and fauna, when humanity lived as one, in a world of...
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Roy Batty (Tears in Rain)

This is a tribute to Roy Batty played by the late Rutger Hauer from one of my favourite movies - Blade Runner (1982) https://bladerunner.fandom.com/...
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Cherry Tree

Dedicated to the cherry tree in my front garden. It brings me much joy. Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/cherry-tree-mp3 In the...
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Estival Solstice

21 st June 2021 is the day of the Summer Solstice As dawn’s first light skims skies, revealing an incandescent ball of fire, rising beyond a Heel...
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Where The Streets Have No Blame

I pass you on the desolate streets, huddled under weather-worn blankets, in dimly lit, dank shop doorways, the smell of wandering urine is acidic,...
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Penalties

On 11 th July 2021 the England Football team lost on penalties to Italy after a 1-1 draw having played extra time in the Final of the Euro2020...
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Another Night On a Bare Mountain

Night on a Bare Mountain (aka Night on Bald Mountain) is a series of compositions written by composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881). It was only...
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Dreams of Rain

A wind-swept, seeping rain dances on bedroom windows, houses opposite obscured – streets are empty, twilight gloom broken by neon street lamps –...
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Saccades of Sands

A clicking camera shutter, perpetual saccades, capturing fleeting moments that mark epochs, littered in sentiment and seminal occasions,...
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Leaving Home

Rain falls as drizzle – recalcitrant, obstinate, framing a doorway filled by fretful parents, staring into a no man’s land of sadness, one last,...
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Kabul Airport

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/afghanistan-latest-kabul-a... https://www.fr24news.com/a/2021/08/children-orphaned-as-their-parents-cr...
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Ballerina Toy Box

The boundary between the real and imagined world can be a thin veil Daylight fades, an ethereal twilight descends, I turn the key, music tinkles like...
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Autumn

Autumn The Harvest Moon will reach peak illumination on Monday, September 20 The Autumn Equinox is on Wednesday 22 nd September 2021 Moonlight lunar...
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Giant Redwoods

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/giant-redwoods-mp3 Shafts of silver light cascade at twilight, a canopy bordering an evening...
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Samhain and Beyond

Samhain and Beyond We stand in hallowed doorways, hand in hand, hallway light spilling out onto pavement traffic, small fingers summoned to fumble in...
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Dreams of Halloween

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/dreams-of-halloween-mp3 Dreams of Halloween In celluloid dreams I walk in graveyards of the...