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Is politeness false

Do we have a  more real self inside, Fully grown and  smart  without  cruel wiles? Is politeness false and not just kind? Unlike kittens we are not born blind Yet we have no language but our smiles Do we have … Continue reading

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Inward

My eyes look inward as I concentrate I’ve lost my glasses,camera and my mate When I forget to mourn,I lose  far more When I weep again,they are restored I am not present to the world of sense Attention will be … Continue reading

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The things you can practise

You cannot practise dying, though we want to do it well We don’t want to appear foolish when we might  be in hell We can practise smiling and opening the door Unless like me you’re crippled and you’re feeling  very … Continue reading

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Words

  Words rise up like geese at dawn When with pale sun new day is born The words approach and dance in line The choice of words is mine Words spelled here by sense and sound In clause and sentence … Continue reading

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Theatre

I didn’t want to leave you in the place where you had died The doctors heard  me singing as I sat by your side And the people with cut fingers and burns from   the chip oil Wondered what was happening … Continue reading

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Oh,sweeter than the love of man

Fine photo by Mike Flemming 2020 copyright Inside my mind I dream of pearls, Caterpillars,snails’ swirling whorls. I dream contented, all enwrapped; With reverie and dream I’m lapped. The inner seas will comfort me, While gods open my eyes to … Continue reading

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Singing silence

I  love the  singing silence as I muse Listening to the silence  brings delight Deep within  the silence are the cues Everything from classic to the blues Make  my  better sentences take flight I delight in silence as I muse … Continue reading

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Norfolk

The sun shines but the sky ahead looks dark I sit on someone”s wall to take a rest The winter has come late, the  heat is sparse Down the road, comes  wind,  the antic force Who knows what the weather … Continue reading

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