Poet Commentaries

Pretty Random

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

His Hot Wheels were set up just so.  One day like a colour wheel, the next day by size or speed or purpose.  Being a good father I noticed, pondered the categories and [...]

Five Sevenths

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

There is of course a lead up to this poem.  The scars come from someplace. What was it that inspired it amd who is the enemy?  Yes it is tempting to tell you but then it [...]

Disturbed Placid

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

In the narrows seven slipped from hands onto rocks and under feet; eddies and spray as loved ones push back desperate again for capillary. The river swells surging over the [...]

Garden Sketches

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

I am doing a landscape design. Freehand sketches, sans computer.  It is scanty looking just as it should be. It is metaphors, inspiration and shade not yet come.  To help [...]

Under the Radar

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Gray Painted Gold Weak words in cliches stride out of sync with slap stick trips and falls. Butchered words; the hide stripped the blood drained the meat criss crossed on the [...]

So Ponderous

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

I bought new reeds. Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Cumulus, Phragmites and old works by Igneous. Yesterday I tuned babble. So ponderous; trickling, cascading and bubbly; changing [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]