Category Archives: Poesie

Death On The Day of Remembrance

11 November 2015   Death shall have its dominion After all is said and done Year on year we remember more   Clearly as the leaves fall Between the headstones Drifting down centuries   Of endless war, as babies drown … Continue reading

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Poem in Autumn: NeverLand of Now

17 October 2015 For Frank Bowman   Decline of civilization imaged in fall of fig leaves Perchance its endgame in my garden of delights The fruit too small to eat, but no biblical intent And beauty yes, in annual riot … Continue reading

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How My Garden Grows

  4 June 2015, Cambridgeshire, UK   Well, to start with We must rescue speaking plants From dumb nurseries   Then they take charge Overmuch, methinks, maybe But follow the clues   The new russet Japanese maple The pink-blue hydrangea … Continue reading

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Running As One: for Jere, Master Runner

from AT HOME IN BELL BUCKLE, Poems by Leona Elen (1996) (published in Bell Buckle, TN, USA 1996 by The Brideswell Press) Reprinted here In Memoriam to Jere Hall (d. 2015)   Do you remember, brother, how we knew this … Continue reading

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Charlie

14 January 2015   Back and forth The sound of racisms exchanged Hopes and fears Mixed messages Stupidity Crossed With some eloquence Hypocrisy Dirty linen flying in the breeze Of consumerist streets Flags and signs and pens aloft Crowds and … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Our Christ­mas e-card this year. We wish you a great hol­i­day sea­son and a peace­ful and happy 2015! Continue reading

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In November: Death and Anniversary

In between the 24th and the 27th A death and an anniversary A mother and a marriage A letting go, a remaking   In the dark time, the fog deep, The air damp, visibility down, Smell of earth and decay … Continue reading

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After Dylan Thomas, from An English Garden on Beltane Eve, 2014

  Mind clusters, garden roots green and glowing Thick in my throat, memories of times forward Fernhill potent, wordstruck, clambering tendrils   Eyepools of happiness, yellow eyed feral beasts We sing in our chains, claws intact As animals go extinct, … Continue reading

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V Day 2014

Yesterday Transforming Hallmark Valentine Day into Victory for Vagina Day We sang, surfed, danced and digitalized To a tricky, troubled watery, snowy, icy world, full of rolling clouds and manifest bluster, the close edge of climate change upon us Today … Continue reading

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inspiration

Inspiration In this winter of discontent Fails   Even the prospect Of Yellowstone erupting Fails   Only inner life Is bright With promise   Trolling through news Facebook and email No news is good news   Only the angels Singing … Continue reading

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