Category: poems

  • jabberwocky | someone else’s ‘nonsense’ poem

    jabberwocky is possibly the most acclaimed nonsense rhyme ever written in the English language. Charles Dodgson writing under his pen-name Lewis Carroll included it in his famous children’s story: Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it tells of the slaying of a fearsome beast called the The Jabberwock! The poem […]

  • a poet’s plight | an ironic short poem

    Ironically inspired by a ‘visitor from Porlock’ this short poem refers to the individual who even caused the tale of Kubla Khan to be cut short… 🙂

  • cheeky fairy | prose poem

    Now that the ladybird has somewhere to go to when she ‘flies away home’, a short prose poem to celebrate the occasion that was inspired by the wave of the wand… or perhaps a swing of the ‘magical axe’ 🙂 😉

  • apocalypse | as the four horsemen ride out in 2022

    With humanity anything but free from the pandemic pestilence of the last two and a half years, with war in the news by the day, and famine for as many as 200 million forecast by the ‘powers that be’… it seems that we are beset daily with tales of economic woes on the horizon: recession, […]

  • dream girl | a quirky little rhyming poem

    As happens on the infrequent occasions a poem manifests itself this quirky little traditional rhyming story poem ‘downloaded from the ether’ onto my page on an odd day in 2021… and (inspired by the general mood of that mid-pandemic period perhaps?) reflects the lack lustre existence of a female protagonist who only seems to experience […]

  • spring’s song | a poem that sprung to mind in 2019

    spring’s song is a short rhyming poem written in 2019, during the spring whilst sitting outside here in portugal and listening to this myriad of sounds like an orchestra of heralding clarion calls that, along with the accompanying visual cornucopia of verdancy, all atest to summer’s imminent arrival:

  • blowing bubbles | a philosophical poem

    I am fascinated by the notion of that particular thing that divides H. sapiens from other ‘beings’ on this small planet, circling a modest Sun, in an unremarkable ‘solar system’, one of billions in the galaxy we call the ‘Milky Way’ which itself is only one of billions of galaxies spread throughout the cosmos within […]

  • love’s spectacles | a rhyming poem

    Poetry is one of those odd things, at least for me, and I am rather hesitant even to claim such a nomenclature for my occasional and arguably questionable efforts… in that they are typically rhymes, and usually rather silly ‘nonsense verses’, most likely aimed a ‘younger reader’, but this is not always the case. The […]

  • the dragon | a prose poem

    This poem arrived as ever unexpectedly but, I suppose, inspired by looking into the self-growth and development philosophy that one often needs to ‘look inside’ to find the answers one is looking for. Although this item manifested itself employing some fairly well-worn metaphors, I think that there may be something meaningful in it, at least […]

  • ancient little folk | a retro-rhyme

    This is another example of a rhyme that just ‘came out of nowhere’ that is typically how I find they arrive on paper… without seeming to be much involved personally, until it is a matter of crossing t’s and dotting i’s! If I had any conscious goal it was to create something that had a […]