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HB2M
Woke up. Smashed a glass. (By accident) Thought about death. But then Bees buzzing on tree. I found 20p. So it's not all bad is it.
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Puppy not what it seemed
Family’s adopted puppy was not what it seemed By Arnold Fuck It was a cute little thing, sitting there just waiting to be
adopted. Just a youngster, hardly weaned from his mother – and with quite the
appetite. Mrs. Edna Fungus and her family just had to tak...
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none of this is poetry and I don't care
I dunno. Nothing to say. No, there is plenty to say but I am
not able to do it. No, I am able to do it but I think my words are inconsequential.
No, they’re of consequence, because I mean them. But saying them out loud,
typing on screen, whatever: well. I d...
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Where and what are you now?
Where are you now? I asked. El Ollin, he said. And stop hugging me ffs. And we laughed. El Ollin? Was it? I asked. Alaline, he said. Seriously, I’m trying to do my shopping. (seemed we were in Tesco) I demurred and thought of Estonia. Estonia? Why? The morn...
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Should have. Shouldn't have. Twelve months. Fuck.
I never did go. I thought I would and when I wrote about it I thought it was
inevitable. But. I didn’t. We went, in a car, to the darkest festival. People were
making jokes. I was making jokes. But we all knew what was beneath the veneer. Those who shared b...
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Volveremos
Aromas of gingerbread Rosemary haze: Andalucia Siestas where stray, supine, Yawning cats laze And dream of morcilla: Andalucia Alhambra gardens, where History played For a thousand years. The emerald pearl Blooms precice traceria: Andalucia Let me stalk the...
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I've imported all the kids' poems from my other blog
So most of Oct and Nov 2013 are (mostly) poems written to order, for a kindergarten/infant school in Los Angeles where my friend Brian Wright was teaching. They had a different theme every week. It was a whole lot of fun, so it was. The longer ones - Grandd...
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Poetry In The Dark (Performance) x2
Pre-performance: First,
write a poem. A really, really nice one. A good one that says everything and
yet leaves spaces for magic and interpretation. Language is music; phrases are
stone-carved and majestic or flit with the will’o’wisps of the forests – or
b...
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A poem called Loss
DIRECTIONS: 1. Write a poem. 2. Call it 'Loss'. 3. Leave it on a bus. 4. Do not make any attempt to remember it.
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