Category Archives: Poetry

I write stories, and sometimes a story emerges as a poem.
I’m not sure what the difference is, although occasionally poems contain rhymes.

back to Glasgow

Click here to hear the poet read his words: back to Glasgow as I walk the beachesof the Côte d’Azuror swim in the warmthof the Mediterraneanmy favourite of all seasmy thoughts still sometimessurprise me by driftingback to Glasgow I write … Continue reading

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shadow in the mirror

Click here to hear the poet read his words: shadow in the mirror I glimpse the shadow in the mirroras soft and dark as midnight airmy eyes are slow to see the outlineof the space where once you were you … Continue reading

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leaving

Click here to hear the poet read his words: leaving it’s still numpty o’clockas the plane clambers awkwardlyout of Edinburghthe sun creeps from the Forthwhere the river meets the North Seashowing the three great bridgesin silhouette I smileknowing that this … Continue reading

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the last time

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the last time I didn’t knowit was the last timeI’d ever hold your handorI’d have clasped it longerand more consciouslyand treasured every touch I didn’t knowit was the last timeI’d ever … Continue reading

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if I could

Click here to hear the poet read his words: if I could if I could live my lifeagainthere are so many thingsI’d try to dodifferently like spend less timechasing rainbowsand morejust holding you like stopsearching vast Highland meadowsfor a unicorn … Continue reading

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the future

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the future today is the endof all that we wereof all that we promisedourselvesand each other you thought I was perfectfor youyou saidbut you said itin the past tenseand not the … Continue reading

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when I think

Click here to hear the poet read his words: when I think when I think of youI remember your hairuntamedtumbling across my pillowso thatwhile you sleepI breathe the scentof the Mistraldancing in the curls when I think of youI remember … Continue reading

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poetry

Click here to hear the poet read his words: 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 … Continue reading

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love

Click here to hear the poet read his words: love first loveis exactly thatthe first time everanyone has lovedlike you do forgetRomeo and JulietAnthony and Cleopatraeven Homer and Margethis is the real thing and when it endsso does the world … Continue reading

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high plateau

Click here to hear the poet read his words: high plateau I was happy on the high plateauwhere the sun shone every dayin a blue and cloudless skyand there were wild flowers and butterfliesand rabbits and birds that sweetly sangand … Continue reading

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