POETRY

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Comic, romantic and polemic poems, ballads and raps written for performance, together with more personal, spiritual pieces.

Themes include: Love in its many forms, Friendship, Seeking the self, Belief and Ecology.

 

LISTEN TO POEMS:

 

Faithful*

 

A Lovely Thing

 

You’re Never Alone With Testosterone

 

We Are Many, They Are Few

A piece written after the Brexit vote, becoming more relevant by the day. It refers to Shelley’s poem, The Mask of Anarchy, written after a worse catastrophe, the massacre at Manchester, known as Peterloo.

 

A COUPLE OF QUICK ONES:

I take a walk to find a poem

A rhyme that’s never quite at home

But leads you, like all roads, to roam.

 

HAIKU

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Illustration for Let’s Dance by Bevin Richardson, for his Poetry Zine, 2013:

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Bevin is an artist, calligrapher and illustrator based in Sheffield: https://www.bevinrichardson.co.uk/

 

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*The poem ‘Faithful’ is based on these words by Rudolf Steiner –

Let your loyalty to another human being come about in this way:  there will be moments — quickly passing by — when they will seem to you filled and illumined by the true, primal image of their spirit. Then, there can come, yes, will come, long stretches of time when your fellow-being seems clouded, even darkened.  But learn at these times to say to yourself:  ‘The spirit will strengthen me; I will remember the true, unchanging image that I once saw.  Nothing at all — neither deception nor disguise — can take it away from me.’ Struggle again and again for the true picture that you saw.  The struggle itself is your faithfulness. And in those efforts to be faithful and to trust, a human being will come close to another as if with the protective power of an angel.

 

Responses to my poetry:

Hooray, hooray for Peter Howe of Transition Town Stourbridge for bringing us the Transition Town Rap! It’s fantastic!

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network

… deep, yet light, playful and at moments, profound.

Wanda Root, USA

Thank you very much for this wonderful poetry.

Michitaka Seki, Hirosaki, Japan

I just read and read – right to the end – loved them!

Melanie Taylor, Stourbridge

… some of them should go well with music, Scottish of course!  Are you going to stick your job?

Duncan Ross, Black Isle

…witty, profound, warm and moving; thought and discussion-provoking too!

Rev. Monika Knight, East Grinstead