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Poet Commentaries

Transplanted Chibok Roses

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The news from Nigeria and what happened to the Chibok girls is so horrible. I created this poem in empathy with them, taking images from harbours and nature. Transplant shock [...]

The Roots of Poetry

May 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

May 14th. A poem I am creating demanded I know more about roots.  As a gardener roots have always been adored. Tracing rhizomes, noting each node and every fibrous feeder is [...]

Inhaling

May 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Inhaling At her exams, white knuckles overheated lead and chaffed rubber. The creak of eye sinews as they wander into the rough. The stench of esteem, alpha and beta masked [...]

Expelled

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

“ONE” the angel sang out, holding onto reigns of an apocalyptic horse. The horse rears and looks for the voice deceived by echoes bounced off four corners. A spitball [...]

April 18th

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

April 18th 2017 A good day yesterday.  The lettuce seedlings took after the transplant and I think I heard the soil shift as the tomato seeds germinated. Window baskets now [...]

Fake News

April 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

What Can You Know Ya gotta read between the lines, sift out the chaff along with the fines. Remember this as you please, if it bleeds it leads with considerable ease. Papers [...]

Bullying

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bullying is wrong.  Limping is wrong.  Coughing up a lung is wrong.  They are symptoms and with most we look for the underlying cause. We do not just say “stop [...]

My Favourite Children

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dave allowed me to share these poems about or from children. Take the time to read together and watch the effect of these poems. Dave Kavanagh A Child’s World View From [...]