Category Archives: Poetry

Poems from previous blog AnElephantCant

horologist

Click here to hear the poet read his words: horologist if I were a watchmakerI’d create a special piecewhose hands would spin roundbackwardsuntil that moment we first met and there I’d have it pause a whileso I could enjoy once … Continue reading

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leaving San Francisco blues

Click here to hear the poet read his words: leaving San Francisco blues Union Square the very last morningI breakfast on orange juice and croissantsbut something is wrongthe sunshine has goneSan Francisco softly weeps the artists have packed up and … Continue reading

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teardrop

Click here to hear the poet read his words: teardrop just a teardropI thinkand I’ve seen you crybeforequite often then I realise thatthis one is differentit touches meit hurts me is it because I seethe moonlightsparklingagainst your too pale cheekor … Continue reading

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no shadow

Click here to hear the poet read his words: no shadow when you cameyou brought no shadowyou brightenedthe wintry skiesyour light bathedthe cloistered cornersand darkness fledfrom your approach green springtimebecame glorious summerblue skiesand rainbowswith no hint of rainyou gave warmthto … Continue reading

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Robert Burns

January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns. So today I pay tribute with some words from Oor Rabbie, who believed that all men were created equal: Then let us pray that come it may,(As … Continue reading

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november rain

Click here to hear the poet read his words: november rain I hear Axel Rose singand I think of homebecauseduring these timesof curfewsand other restrictionsScotland is further awaythan ever before I walk on Mediterranean beacheswith the sun on my faceand … Continue reading

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family

Click here to hear the poet read his words: family in a houseon the outskirtsof a medieval villagebuilt on Roman bathslooking acrossthe North Italian plainsto the sharpened Alpsto Atlantean Veniceand to the Val dee Fadethe Valley of the Fairies(wherethe Anguanedancethe … Continue reading

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Running Scared

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Running Scared when we first metI could seethatbehind the cloudsin your eyesthere lay a radiant sunshine as time passedthe clouds dissipatedand the sun shone on meand I heardof the oneyou had … Continue reading

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blue leaves

Click here to hear the poet read his words: blue leaves blue leavesthe colourof your eyesso beautifulso delicateso naturalare to methe perfect metaphorfor our love they arejust like younot significantly differentyet not at alllike the others they havetheir own uniquescenta … Continue reading

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exile

Click here to hear the poet read his words: exile a man abroadfar far from homemissing those whom he once lovedwhen will he thinkto come againback to those that he still dreams of does sunshine reachdeep deep insidedoes it brighten … Continue reading

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