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poetry people ask whyI write poetryand I sayI don’t thinkI do I just write wordsin an attemptoften futileto make sense of thingslikethe worldmy lifeother peopleand me and sometimeswhat I writeturns out to bemore like a poemthan a story whyI can’t … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr Burns

AnElephantCant write poetry like Rabbie But then of course nobody can It is almost a crime To pen this silly rhyme As a tribute to an exceptional man January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert … Continue reading

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Owed to Autumn – 1p

With thanks and sincere apologies to John Keats (1795 – 1821), an English Romantic poet, who clearly did nothing to deserve that his beautiful words be treated so badly. Season of mixed and muddled metaphors Not even sure what you … Continue reading

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Poetic Injustice

AnElephantCant always write sensibly AnElephantCant stick to the rules It’s not what he’s got But what he’s not got That makes AnElephant amazingly cool He’s not got a clue about poetry Or iambic pentameters and stuff He can be quite … Continue reading

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