Poems

Poems, poetry, poesy – for me, the words conjure up images of a bygone era – a rather dull and genteel pastime.

Whereas the ancient Haiku, by contrast, sounds somehow modern, edgy and interesting.

Its just a thought about the intrinsic power of words to create an impression. I am no expert, but until someone imagines a better word than “poetry” then I rather think that the public at large will mostly continue to turn away from poetry. This is unfortunate, because, at its best, a poem can capture in just a few words what might easily take pages in a novel. Intimation, alliteration, allusion – an elegant shorthand for clumsy prose.

Poems – to view, click on any of the poems listed to the left.
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a poem for every day of the year – apoemforeverydayoftheyear
a poem for every night of the year – apoemforeverynightoftheyear