would you ?.

In this city of fallen angels
an angel of another kind is born
and it’s hard to take in
that like the snuff of a candle
you were here one moment,
and gone the next
and all I have are carefree happy words
that I cannot bear to read
for they are the words
of a ghost I love
yes, yes, yes.


 (for Chris )



Free Poems

A poem for every day of the year and a poem for every night of the year

a collection of contemporary poetry with various themes – love poems, sad poems, free poetry, humorous poems, poems about death, poems about longing, adult poems, narrative poems, lyric poems, rhyming poetry, non rhyming poetry, free poems, blank verse poem, sex poem, poems about life, poems about dreams, childish poems, surreal poem, pornographic poems, incest poem, explicit poem, cannibalism poem, Jesus poems, God poems, religious poems, Islamic poem, Moorish poems, mysterious poem, short poems, long poems, free poem, feminist poem, war poems, epitaph poem, perversion poetry, suicide poems, philosophical poems, celebrity poem, true poems and more. You can freely use any 3 poems as long as they are attributed to Ian West.

Apoemforeverydayoftheyear and apoemforeverynightoftheyear

Poetry Resources: Faber & Faber, Bloodaxe, Random House, Canongate, Anvil Press, Chatto Windus, Arc Publications, Peterloo Poets, Shoestring Press, Shearsman Books, Carcanet Press, Dedalus Press, Enitharmon Press, Picador Pan, Salt Publishing.