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.

and then

Click here to hear the poet read his words: and then sometimes you drive me crazyI start to think that maybe I’llbe better off without youI wonder is this all worthwhile it isn’t easy getting closewhen we have long lived … Continue reading

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somewhere anywhere

Click here to hear the poet read his words: somewhere anywhere you saidwith a laughlet’s gosomewhere anywhere we went to Scalpsie Baywhere the sealsfeeding in the cold dark waters of the Clydeclambered onto rocksjust to see you pass and to … Continue reading

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a life in the day

Click here to hear the poet read his words: a life in the day this morningthe sun shoneand it was hot and lasted foreverbecause I had so much to dorunning learning and laughing this afternoonthere was a mixof blue sky … Continue reading

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if

Click here to hear the poet read his words: if ifyou were to walk the broad beachesbetween the rivers Ayr and Doonand farther to Greenan Castlegazing across the broad firthof the historic Clydetowards the the Isle of Arranwhere the Sleeping … Continue reading

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in dreams

Click here to hear the poet read his words: in dreams you’re mine… when you smilerain clouds flee in dark shameto stumble in tearsover distant oceans when you touch my skinmy heart swellswith the valour of centuriesof Pictish – or … Continue reading

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silent smile

Click here to hear the poet read his words: silent smile you dancedand drifted into my lifelike a ghost with a silent smilegraceful and slightly amused you laughed at the obvious turmoilyou created in my heartand elsewhere you asked me … Continue reading

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vision

Click here to hear the poet read his words: vision more and more oftenas the years stumble pastI catch a glimpseof a flickerof a shadowjust outwith the rangeof my vision is it a memorymade realof someone long gonewhom once I … Continue reading

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a poem

Click here to hear the poet read his words: a poem I wrote a poem about my lifeit told of familyand friendsof rock n rolland operaand booksthat made me dream I wrote a poem about my lifeit told of where … Continue reading

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the loch

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the loch a small green islandon a long grey lochstretched along the foot of the glencreated by a great glaciernearly twenty thousand years ago on the southern part of the lochthe … Continue reading

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dreamer

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Click here to hear the poet read his words: dreamer warm summer days mean naught to meI don’t care for golden sunbeamsI prefer to dwell in moonlightand to spend my life … Continue reading

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