Category Archives: Poetry

Hart to Hart

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Ode

Ode to a Tooth that has Awakened me at 4.30 am on an Idle Tuesday …Ahem… Ah, illustrious Tooth that brings pain and awak-ed-ness in the early morn… Why do you bother me so much of late? The dentist did … Continue reading

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Robinson Jeffers

Why haven’t I heard of this guy before? Anyway, here’s a sample… Fire On The Hills The deer were bounding like blown leaves Under the smoke in front the roaring wave of the brush-fire; I thought of the smaller lives … Continue reading

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clerihew

From Merriam-Webster Online: clerihew • \KLAIR-ih-hyoo\ • noun : a light verse quatrain rhyming aabb and usually dealing with a person named in the initial rhyme Hmmm… The thing about people named Bob Is often they can be a snob … Continue reading

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Chinese cricket poetry

Listen to the Cricket by Bei Ju-Yi, Tang dynasty The Singing cricket chirps throughout the long night, tolling in the cloudy autumn with its rain. Intent on disturbing the gloomy sleepless soul, the cricket moves towards the bed chirp by … Continue reading

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Fog

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbour and city on silent haunches and then moves on. – Carl Sandburg …except that it’s not. Anyone who’s been trying to fly out of the airports in Southern … Continue reading

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Now they’re doing cinquains!!

Autumn Pumpkin glows in the night Halloween is here Ghosts, googly monsters, Frankensteins dance there.

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Homecoming

Early June, and the late sun creeps toward the river. Brilliant oranges, golds and reds gather On the water as the darkness spreads Across the prairie hills. My truck clicks and hisses and the fluids settle After the long drive … Continue reading

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‘Show Saturday’

Show Saturday Grey day for the Show, but cars jam the narrow lanes. Inside, on the field, judging has started: dogs (Set their legs back, hold out their tails) and ponies (manes Repeatedly smoothed, to calm heads); over there, sheep … Continue reading

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Gotcha… Don’t you love nonsense??

The slithergidee crawled out of the sea. It may get all the others, but it won’t get me! The slithergidee crawled out of the sea. It may get all the others, but it won’t get me! The slithergidee crawled out … Continue reading

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