Archive for February, 2014

Limited Markets

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

I’ve been reading around the blogs again and finding out stuff I probably should have already known. First off I knew that poetry, even ‘professionally’ published doesn’t sell in huge numbers. You are looking at about 500 copies a title, today I found out that it is basically the same number for picture books over […]

Stationary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

To write the words, I need the thought To form the thought, I need the pen To find the pen, I need to shop The Stationers, aladdin’s cave Which thoughts should I think Pink glitter, or stealth nib? I choose the pen to form the thought That lurks in the shadows of my mind Winkled […]

The Ghost

Monday, February 17th, 2014

The ghost rattled the chimney Chiming the dust of bricks Blowing through holes made centuries ago With nails cut into shape Jagged and misplaced in darkened wood Smoke curling, a hand for a moment The draft from ill fitting pane Scatters it before a hold could be took We clogged the sole With shreds of […]

Ambition

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Whispers of remembrance scorch my ears Stories of lives left undone An anchor for ambition Sinking those that could have grown with the flow Tears of the soul death Eating away layers of veneer

Finished! And News.

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Yep I have 30 new shiny poems written this month – although they are not all narratives or stories as I had intended, which is the reason I will still be writing until the end of the month! I feel quiet chuffed to be at this point considering it is about half way through the […]

The Dream

Friday, February 14th, 2014

For Alaric and keeping going to be the person you need to be The Dream You and me we had a dream Do you remember? Once we were so keen Life excitement The need for extremes It poured forth And we bathed But responsibility Made us cave So we sink Sunk by being brave And […]

The Art of Knowing Nothing

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The amount unseen grows Where we thought a body of knowledge Only shadows reside Growing into an edge A wave that cascades our way of thinking Every answer that you find Spawns a multitude Nothing is known No certainties Only more or less likelies Turmoil of the rational And the spiritual The hunt for knowledge […]

Onward to the Edge

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A code within a code A mystery that is never solved It is the universe that unfolds Showing shadows of worlds untold And so we look, and so we find Questions to answer another time

The World

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The words were written at the tips of waves Crashing along the coast, dark, rapt ribbons of foam The number of bubble within the froth, a code A machine that turns and is seen, the world Simultaneous simulations merge and the model learns Shame the people do not

Cluster Fuck

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Dark cluster fuck Bright emerald dream The flip flop of current Blink, never reopened Amber warning, red Snark