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Love-Hate Relationships

                                  Love-Hate Relationships   Know this: the boundary that separates Rapturous loves from paroxysmal hates      Is less substantial than air’s density. As East from West is indivisible, (Because their loci are invisible      And found by […]

Bloody Tears

                                Bloody Tears        “There are few sights or sounds more distressing        than to discover a man weeping”. (Anon).   Men rarely cry in public. It’s not thought      Their right response to suffering […]


                                Catastrophe!             Who has not viewn, (on film or TV screen,      Or the event itself), that awesome scene When — from unstably-laden slope, with vibrant shock —      A sudden avalanche […]

Keatsian Koan

                           Keatsian Koan   “Beauts is Truth, Truth Beauty”, wrote John Keats,      And in some special sense this may be so; But not all beauties can be troped as truths,      Nor are truths always beautiful to know:     […]

Promethean Fires

                                 Promethean Fires                                  (Roumania: 1989)        Vlad Dracula’s pained Princedom was for years impaled On ancient fundamental tines — vengeance and hate […]


                               Performances        If it were these that really mattered most — The personal performance and the voice — If it were these that powered poetry, Then Shakespeare long would have been lost to us With all past poets […]

The Long Way Round

                                The Long Way Round                                        (For my sons)             Your lives’ ambitious targets can be traced […]

The Brain of God?.

             The Brain of God?        Some say we’re neurons in the brain of God!. Though almost insignificant alone, By our collective influence we form The sum of universal consciousness Associated with Divinity.      Our interactions generate, (they say), Those elemental forces that, combined, Transmute primæval chaos […]

Beating Retreat

                                Beating Retreat                      (For: Gordon ‘Mac’ McDonald)                             (RIP 31/3/1985: aet 21)        At the […]


                                Cycles             “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold,            Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…”                           […]

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