Category Archives: My Poems

Ode to Misha

Born in the forest Brought by her mother Fearful and timid Infested and starving She begged us to keep her This traumatised puppy So cute and appealing We couldn’t deny her The chance of a home But she tested our … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Winter of Words

In a winter of words the verbal garden hibernates. The streams dry up in a drought of expression, a writer’s depression. It is pencil down-time where poetry lies fallow; barren silence on a blank page. It’s a waiting time, a … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Men’s Rights of Passage

Exposed chests drip fresh blood to the earth below. The mirror smashed; red dark cave of grief and despair. Alone together – in silence, sweet surrender. Let this death sink in. Scars on the inside release the puss of ancient … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

THE BEAST IN THE BASEMENT – part one

When a man overcomes his fear of the dark and resolves at last to journey down into the dungeon of himself; one tentative step follows another, through ancient cobwebs and skeletons of dust, till the damp floor of some forgotten … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Crossing Boundaries

Distant lowing of restless cattle Purr of an idling diesel tractor Alarm cackle of a swooping jay These sounds cut the still air Between green grass and blue skies Dead stick cracks under booted foot Stream bubbles over smooth stones … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Change

I just found this short poem I wrote a long time ago during a time of upheaval in my life. My circumstances are different now and it is an ‘autumn’ poem, not a spring one. But it may be no … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

After the drought

A darkening northern sky, mountains rumbled to break the deadlock of drought, but only a dribble fell that day. It barely wetted the dusty earth, leaving us hot, fractious, heavy-legged. The next day dawned with black smoldering clouds and then … Continue reading

Posted in My Poems | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment