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Into the Smoking Folds

Long nights have passed without a word
from voices that I love,
yet distant echos have been heard,
resounding from above.

Imagined shadows drag my mind… 63 more words

Creative Writing

New Poem in Antiphon 17!

The lovely online poetry magazine Antiphon (based in the UK) has just gone live with one of my poems, “How Could I” among so many fine poems. 29 more words


hungry hold-up

A glacial claw scrapes at my skin
as snowflakes bandy ‘bout my chin.
I’m sick of waiting for this train.
Oh no! – now snow has turned to rain! 170 more words

Creative Writing

The Power Cut

The Standard Habbie Stanza as used by Robert Burns, among others:   I am in the middle of a Future Learn course on the Scottish bard, and have been intrigued by the structure of eg The Vision.  244 more words

Rhyming Poetry

Poetic Insurrection

Curtains of rain sweep across the field,
obscure the trees and spoil the view.
If I were God, then I would wield
a mighty mop  – sun overdue. 130 more words

Rhyming Poetry

Edmond Kennedy

‘a fine noble fellow poor Kennedy was’ – Thomas Huxley

Through the swell and the spray on the twentieth day
Sailed the barque “Tam O’Shanter” that May, 214 more words


Canine Calamity (a Clogynarch)

I went to London with my hound.
She ran away on foggy ground.
I questioned and cried.
Alas, my voice died!
Has her hide
found the pound?