Tag Archives: British poetry

Poet3 Philosoph4

3 poems I made time to post to Facebook this morning; then one more, changing the title of this post to wordplay Poetry and Philosopher with numbers:

Silence is golden, subtle movement surreal
rising to the task: thought: tremendous
dividing again, creating new neural pathways…

12.02 running glue
drips from sticky sky
no more gravity defiance
to trees, falling in lime compliance

it’s all in your mind:
your it’s all mind

Bonus poem thought of here, falling into Moby Memory Gospel state of mind. After seeing it take shape, I crafted it into a Folding Mirror poem.

Thinking of Dogs: Wolves and Walks

do dogs dream of when they were wolves
I probably know what you’re thinking
if you’re younger than me
because I passed through
that age
while I was sinking
deeper into my life experience
the variables anyway but maybe not
if dogs dream of their today and tomorrow

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Sunny Hot Day Poetry (Pronounced Poetray)

When blue sky thinking becomes blank canvas reality, on clear hot sunny days, work goes out the window, calling one to follow…
Sunny hot weather all day
frees mind from emergency
planning to experience before
clouds arrive and rain does pour!
The above are a couple more sunny hot weather poetic philosophy snippets, created to fit the Facebook format; which suits my ADHD creative spark: and why the epic magnum opus XaW Files: Beyond Humanity was such a marathon writing ordeal for me; mirroring the 202 episodes of X-Files at the time!
After some flooding in the UK in February, spring has been the sunniest and driest on record in many parts. I don’t know if it’s climate change, but I do know it coincided with the end of mistYmuse 2019/20; but don’t think that’s anything to do with it… although I did give the sun a lot of love during it!?

Frank Skinner Poetry Podcast – Beats Next Week

Frank Skinner, one of my favourite comedians of the last thirty years, has started a poetry podcast (https://planetradio.co.uk/podcasts/frank-skinner-poetry-podcast/listen/2028768/) available on Planet Radio from the above link, where he also presents a classic rock radio show, also available on podcast there.

The poetry podcast is pretty serious, whereas the rock show is more humorous.

Next week’s episode (on Monday, tomorrow) is on the Beats, who were my biggest poetry inspirations – although for me it was more Jack Kerouac’s On The Road spontaneous prose American travel book.

Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Free Ebook

I’ve made my old book (2012) that light-heartedly twists the Wizard of Oz theme into one of good pagans and bad monotheists; inspired by the Homes Children historic child abuse being uncovered by Margaret Humphreys (told in the Oranges and Sunshine book and film, starring Emily Watson; as well as ‘nice’ movies like Crocodile Dundee and Australia) and the industrial scale street grooming (much of it targeting Homes Children) largely uncovered at the time. It has a veggie werewolf hero and lots of anthropomorphic characters travelling Australia; and a body, mind and spirit theme replacing heart, brain and courage; free on Smashwords (need a free account) as part of their coronavirus Authors Give Back promotion. You can use the code on the site or CR86V.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325567

Dream Memory Written Raw Through Coffee

Write from the brain
bean eases strain
remembering dream
something scream:

It’s there to learn
so burn, burn, burn.
(my interpretation, mixing The Doors’ Light  My Fire
with computer burning)

But what use will it be
stored in memory
nobody wants to know
three pages in a row?
(I do remember turning the page, and it having writing or symbols on it; and I think learning at least one page – the one I turned over onto I think, and the ‘tutor’ saying something like ‘See, you can do it if you try’)

Show don’t tell 
knowledge not hell
concentrate to read
mindfulness seed
if it sinks to bottom
reassuring totem.

Searching Wikipedia totem clarification
I find ‘tutelary’ guardian in the description.
Was that the main lesson of the dream/nightmare:
‘seeing/remembering’ my tutor for the first time?
But was I meant to remember what I read?
Or was it a test to see if I’d guess instead?

green: written in the present
blue: dream tutor
orange: dream me

Equinox Poetry

It’s only a week now until the March equinox (spring in north, autumn/fall in south) and the end of mistYmuse 2019/20. Here’s some equinox time thoughts from yesterday evening:

The time has come
for the part
of our planet
that I am writing this
to turn away from the sun.
The light will last
another hour;
like passing headlights lasting
longer than the vehicle view;
and then evening
will become night.

In the week before
one of two
annual equinoxes
when the northern
and southern
hemispheres
balance sunshine
like no other time
light will return
in about the time
it lasted today…