Category Archives: Poetry

The Marble Reflecting

In moments of reflection, does the marble think back to the workshop floor, where its waste parts lie scattered, sawn, chiselled and scraped away? In each finely sculpted finger and lock of hair, does the trauma of the grinding, cutting … Continue reading

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Who was Ossian Macpherson?

When a certain flavour of fundamentalist Christian has a public and pious rant about the satanic evils of Halloween, I cannot help but feel sympathy and sadness. It isn’t fair to blame people for their ignorance, and in most cases … Continue reading

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Footprints in the Concrete

              They scar us deep, those tracks. Worn into our backs when we are young. They don’t fade and change as seasons do. They protrude from our rolling hills, Like jagged angry escarpments. Liable … Continue reading

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All the Poetry

In the course of wanting access to all of Cicely Fox Smith’s poems, I had to join AllPoetry.com and submit a piece of my own work. Once I had access to more of the 600 poems that Cicely wrote, I … Continue reading

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The Stolen Rhyme

I have always loved the haunting ethereal beauty of Loreena McKennitt’s setting of William Butler Yeat’s poem, The Stolen Child, to music. I tried to practice singing the song before doing this recording for my YouTube channel, but even after … Continue reading

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The Tower

Standing silent and still, Steel frame and wires, Ominous. A long-dead Christmas Tree, Baubles of weathered fibreglass, But your silence is a shroud, You always speak, share, collect. Staccato chirping, just beyond human ken. Passing the fragments of sad existence, … Continue reading

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