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Poetic Voices

Poetic Voices – Anything But Ordinary

I imagine many are familiar with The Poetry Archive; Sir Andrew Motion and Richard Carrington were able to engineer this excellent resource for poetry, and it remains part of Sir Andrew’s lasting legacy as Poet Laureate. 375 more words


Lost Oblivion

Total darkness
and I feel lost.
So lost that I can’t
give up.
A sudden light rushes
towards me.
It soon turns
into two lights. 57 more words

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I am a voice.
I am a new personification.
I am an alter ego.
I am a mystery.
And yet a nightmare at times.
I am the darkness in their pencil. 60 more words

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Hanging On a Rope

An excess baggage.
The mold riding the back.
I’ve no use right now.
Only to just be there
and fantasize about
being part of the action. 21 more words

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the joy of listening

We occasionally mention the pleasures of listening to recorded poetry (for example, here and here and here). If you question the benefit of listening, or need a reminder of the particular benefit of hearing authors read their own work, take a quick look at Wyatt Mason’s New York Times article, “ 62 more words



Calling a post “Infanticide” is probably tantamount to click-bait, but this is really about suppressing our inner child


Sirens wail an ear-piercing din,
Paramedics rush the victim in. 245 more words

Poetry & Lyrics (Archive)


I came up with this little piece yesterday. It was written whilst I was listening to ‘Lights Down Low by MAX’, a song I only came across a couple of days ago and instantly fell in love with (the video is below!). 196 more words