2020

Brancaster

This is a poem I wrote 12 years ago after an earlier spell in hospital, for an operation to remove my prostate and its accompanying cancer. Not long afterwards my wife and I headed for the North Norfolk coast… Knowing…

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Out in the wild

Out in the wildwhere there is bloodI find traces of dragonsand gates to false gods I should not be herebut the way was openI came too far I know the towers will fallstones will crash to earthheaven will fall apart…

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The brain’s a balloon

The brain’s a balloonfilled with gas:it’s on a missionswinging through the atmosphere The telescope is brokenand people have been killed,but still they know everything They know everythingbecause it is the thing everyone knows,and 50 million peoplecannot be wrong The brain’s…

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White wolf

Do you hear the white wolf? We hear him howling. Do you see the snow fall? We see it tumble. Do you see the night approaching? We feel the touch of the stars. Do you see smoke in the distance?…

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Garlic

Today I am mostly garlic:yesterday I was toast, andtomorrow I shall be honey This is a journey I have made beforefrom breakfast to bed and back:the sting and the sweetnesson your unsuspecting tongue Today I am classic Greek:yesterday I was…

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