Category Archives: Poetry

Ledwidge Killed

  Ledwidge killed blown to bits died in a hole with some other poor twits bad things happen when you fight for the Brits better luck next time, Ledwidge   Francis Ledwidge (19 August 1887—31 July 1917) was an Irish … Continue reading

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Mata Hari’s Head is Missing

  Mata Hari’s head is missing and they’re searching in the streets looking high and low in Paris and peeking ‘tween the sheets   Could it have slipped out on it’s own and booked a ticket on a plane? Or … Continue reading

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Shinto Shrine Maiden

How could you do it— steal my breath away like that —a fox in the night   moonstruck and foaming at the mouth as I kiss you our souls intertwined   you brought me to peace and then tore me … Continue reading

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Stars Arcane and Sacred

Below are the first four lines of a poem that I’m working on. First I’ve written them in English:   Stars arcane and sacred perish in the night brilliant supernovae blooms announce their dying light   And here, I’ve made … Continue reading

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Ghoulish Machinery Set to Whirling*

(collage by Óglach)   There inside the gothic arch the whirling purple satin stain mouths the words and makes the mark and calls me by my given name The limestone drips with solemn sweat the windows let the sunlight in … Continue reading

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All Eyes Focus On the Vanishing Sun

Old the tome, dust floating breeze the rattle rushing through the trees the faintest whisper that bit the lip the eyes that blink, the hands that slip   The steps that quicken down the path the brow that furrows in … Continue reading

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A Song for Old Friends

Be young Be merry Have no cares Have no worry   Have yourself a drink Have yourself a song Have yourself a time For it never lasts too long   In our youth in dreaming fields We stared upon the … Continue reading

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