Category Archives: Poetry

Tights

xx Strong but skinny, or rather, skinny but strong, I practise till the cows come home Back in Berkshire. I’ve moved into town. Thighs and shins start looking good in tights. x The days are mirrors, wall to wall Behind … Continue reading

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Anthony Howell interviewed by Scott Thurston – Stride Magazine

Interview with Scott Thurston in Stride Magazine – Part 1 And here is Part 2 See also The Step is the Foot

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Tango Valley

x SIGRID x In your wake, the air Will fill itself in; The air you imagine Is water, water x You may move to, Keeping abreast of it, Riding it with ease; Wading through x What surrounds you, The air … Continue reading

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Meandering through La Belle Epoque

  Vuillard Interior Two contributions have come out at the same time (essay and poems). SO – here is my new essay in the Fortnightly Review   It’s a celebration of a time that is an inspiration to me. AND – … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Milkshakes

As there is to everything, There is a fitness to grandad Fleeing a delighted boy. Miniscule petlets of alyssum Compliment overweight orchids. Condos trump the ancient bay. x Drums of stone stacked One by one on top Of each other, … Continue reading

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J-L Forain’s take on Verlaine’s Poem

THE LOVER OF NATURE x Paris being not a spit Worth spittin, I am gonna split. But ‘ow my soul’s a poet’s innit, Sundays when me gaff I quit, The country’s bout as cool as shit. x The overland’s a … Continue reading

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Shiva and my ‘Songs of Realisation’

photo by Dilys Bidewell Many of my Indian readers (and others) may enjoy my most recent collection of poems – Songs of Realisation. These three long poems celebrate what is on the earth, what is below the earth and what … Continue reading

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Image

IMAGE x Poor faun, who must expire, Reflect me in your pupils. Take my memory to dance For my dark immortals. x Go, and tell those pensive dead For whom my pranks were a joy so rare, I dream of … Continue reading

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A Cloud Garden for Bruce Grove

Petition to make a Cloud Garden in Luke Howard’s House – The ‘Namer of Clouds’ resided in Bruce Grove, off Tottenham High Street. Here is a poem Goethe wrote to him. CLOUD FORMS X When, from the water’s quiet mirror, … Continue reading

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I Believe in Bill

People may dismiss my distrust of Bill Gates as conspiratorial, but wouldn’t I be even more spooky if I were to endorse his projects?  This thought inspired the following poem: I BELIEVE IN BILL x I believe in Bill because … Continue reading

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