Poetry

I once attended a meeting about setting up a directory of writers for the region. There were about 20 of us sitting around a large table, and the proceedings began with us introducing ourselves and what we wrote.  I was the only one who didn't write poetry, and somehow felt I couldn't be a serious writer as a result.  This is something I've rectified in recent years. Here's a list of work which should still be available. For the full bibliography of published and poetry placed in competitions, click here. Scroll down to read 'Ripples', 'The Stuff of Life' and 'Avalanche' (click on the thumbnail).

 

* Avalanche                                 Partners competition anthology

Bare the Body and Hide the Soul Songs of Eretz Review 9/9/2014

Eternal Summer                        Poetry Nook, Honourable Mention 93rd contest.

Made It                                     The World's Best Birthday Ideas June 2014

Plundering the Moon                 Illumen Spring 2015

* Ripples                                     Fish

* The Stuff of Life                        StoneStone

(* see below)


Ripples

Pebbles,
careless wishes
tossed into the still lake.
Who can predict the ripples that spread,
intersect with other longings, disrupt the smooth content?
They sink, forgotten to the muddy bottom, to lie
in a heap of discarded dreams. 



The Stuff of Life

Waiting the turn you hope won't come
Meanwhile the world outside goes on
A couple kiss as life walks by
Unregarded

Can you crack the code?

Sun shines through the window, burning
Eyes closed, listening to the radio
Hearing insects, smelling hay fields
Long remembered

Watch yourself change

Your life's pinboard read at random

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Undecided

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Where to find us

Snatch in a hiss, the puncture stings
Pumping a fist to speed the flow
Tea and biscuits, for the life of
Me, donated

Signs of the times

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