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Cock n Balls

Garden gnomes ?!?

New Year’s Eve at the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo.

Reflecting on new, and old, years,.

Birthday Song

A birthday song.
Gold cherry

Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Brexitbird

With apologies to Wallace Stevens.

Patriotic Poetry Please!

Performance poem - pre-Brexit satire. If Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote poetry...


10 of my comments have received 9 Great Feedback votes

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Ewan - this was written as a

Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018

Ewan - this was written as a CW prompt many years ago, back in the 80s. Can't do CW prompts to save my life these days!

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Pattern-poems can, I think,

Posted on Sun, 06 May 2018

Pattern-poems can, I think, sometimes feel a bit forced in their construction. This poem, Parson, is inspired with its shape complementing and formally adding to - in an exciting way - its subject. And as a footy fan the crowning glory of elderly...

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Thanks for your comments

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Thanks for your comments Parson. It's been a long time since I read Carver - too long in fact.

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Thank you insert & eds -

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017

Thank you insert & eds - appreciated!

I'll be reading this poem next week at a spoken word event in Worcester & will definitely spread the Abc word!

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A very moving poem - each

Posted on Sat, 06 Aug 2016

A very moving poem - each word justified and demanding recognition, nothing wasted, the brevity achieving something of considerable beauty.

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Posted in Whole

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Very well crafted and thought

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016

Very well crafted and thought provoking. Look forward to reading more of your work.

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Posted in The Kiss

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Really enjoyed this..

Posted on Fri, 04 Mar 2016

Really enjoyed this...especially like the way we are drawn by the first three stanzas...stanzas that reflect and appear as a jagged mirror...the poem opening up like a sluice gate...carrying the reader to a final uncompromising crescendo......

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"a whisper of Angostura

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2015

"a whisper of Angostura bitters...

a tornado of textures, flavours, fandango with my mind...

hues that burn and bleed and bind"

I'm salivating! Great stuff Silver.

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A mesmerising poem, Silver..

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2015

A mesmerising poem, Silver...wonderfully fluent in form & intelligence, the image of stretch marks acted as a powerful - and at the same time beautiful - metaphor for artistic and emotional imperfection.

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