Late last night the universe tried to
write itself in a poem, one of
space and depth, of dust and
light, of how to be forever, but
such a task is beyond even the
multiverse - failed words
shuddered apart, fell away,
broken pieces landed as snow and
covered the world with fractured
poetry, and so all life awoke and
wondered why the whole of
forever lay on the ground.
first published South Poetry Magazine issue 54
The door snaps shut, darkness
and light switch places, one cold
finds warmth in the fire. There's
a meal, a drink, an empty bed.
But who would turn away
But who would turn away,
Stranger? Lightness and dark
switch places, the door snaps
shut. Cold warmth in the fire,
for there's one drink, a meal,
an empty bed.
first published OBSESSED WITH PIPEWORK no.79
I am slightly amazed and very happy to report that between June 2018 and October 2018 I have had NINE Shetlandic Scots poems published, two of which appeared in the 100th edition of Poetry Scotland. Although, the six that appeared in the Simmer and Hairst editions of The New Shetlander will always be very special to me.
I am even more amazed and utterly delighted to tell you that not only has Annest Gwilym, Editor of Nine Muse Poetry, nominated one of my poems for Best of the Net 2018, she has also nominated another for the Pushcart Prize.
Check out the nominations for both here https://ninemusespoetry.com/