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Poems from previous blog AnElephantCant

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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flower of perfection

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the flower of perfectionachinglygentlyslipping lightlyalmost tracelesslythroughthe garden of Franceleaving onlyin the wistful heartswho sensean ephemeral passinga whisperof lovea flutterof desirea sensationof passiona tear dropof longingand an eternityof wonderis the fatethe flightthe … Continue reading

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birds in pairs

Click here to hear the poet read his words: birds in pairs a silver moon a bright blue skythe sea as dark as nighttrees dressed up in verdant greenwhat colour are you inside the waves whisper across the sandthe wind … Continue reading

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Quixotic – Weekend Writing Prompt

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – … Continue reading

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cicadas

Click here to hear the poet read his words: cicadas cliffssteep and rockyenclosea crescent of sandkissedby murmuring watersof sinuoussun-sparkled seaa cloudless blueMediterranean skylazesover the beachhushedby the softbut constant soundof breaking waveswhite flecked courierssand swishingpebbles tricklingrocks rumblingand yetcicadason olive and pine … Continue reading

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Scotland

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Scotland when I think from afar of the land that I love I realise that much is almost clichéd like haggis and tartan Robert Burns and the skirl of the pipes … Continue reading

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