Monthly Archives: December 2011

A new year poem

Sestine- the year 2011 It was, like all our years, a year of war a year of death, and sorrow, and of greed of crowds that fought through danger to be free of sudden kindnesses and random grace of love … Continue reading

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My first ever sestina

Atlantis 1 And at the end our towers were not as high As the new seas that rushed in on the land Towers we thought high enough. That stood in pride but folly was their name, in folly drowned And … Continue reading

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Work in progress

This is another Hitchens poem and is liable to go long, if not as long as its model. Another vision of judgement Heaven had changed a lot since Byron’s day, And mostly for the worse. Its pearly gate squeaked loudly … Continue reading

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And again Hitchens

7 He praises women Women are far too good to raise a laugh. They lie in pain for hours and then give birth. They have the greatest gift we know on earth. Life’s split and men have got the meaner … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

And this is how I shall be mostly spending it… That, and roast venison with juniper and celeriac, and the usual pudding.

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Another

6. He foresees his end I knew that they would kill me in the end They paced my writing, kept me short of time. A cigarette is better than a friend. I watched smoke from my mouth drift, rise, curve, … Continue reading

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5. His Discourse on Love There is a love of men men do not know Who talk of love and taste upon their tongue hot salty seed. I knew such love when young, thought it an appetiser, that would go … Continue reading

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