Category Archives: Poems

Last Poem Before a Blogging Break

I’m off to England to visit family so it’s one quick post before I go. Unfortunately I won’t have time to check your new posts while I’m away, but look forward to catching up with everyone when I get back.

 

Poems in My Head

 

Poems pop into my head

Like mushrooms in the dawn

Lots of little newnesses

In circles on the lawn.

They pop up through the blades of grass

And dandelion stems

And fly around inside my head

Like dew-drop covered gems

Passing thoughts and sentences

Unspoken little words

Some that make a lot of sense

And some just quite absurd

Sometime they will just arrive

And then I grab a pen

And catch them on some paper

Before they’re gone again

Elusive little devils

Like minnows in a stream

They often have no meaning

They often have no theme

When I try and write them

I find it can’t be done

So now I let them wander

And I write them when they come!

 

 

 

 

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A Little Poem to Keep You Going

One should post regularly on ones blog, but sometimes one has difficulty thinking of something new and original – so one digs a beetle out of ones photography archives and posts it with a poem – that one was forced into reciting on stage at primary school – which brings back memories of being scared shitless!

A little  green beetle

Flew in from the damp

And dried his wet wings

By the warmth of my lamp

He hovered a moment

Green-gold in the light

Then flew out of the window

And into the night.

 

Isn’t that sweet!

(I just wasn’t born to be on stage)