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.

Scotland in November

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Scotland in November looking backit seems quite obviouswe were doomedbefore we started so very far apartculturally andgeographically but we had so muchtogetherlaughterand passionand all that love so many great timesand those … Continue reading

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I wrote a poem

Click here to hear the poet read his words: I wrote a poem I read a poem yesterdayit nearly broke my heartit spoke of lovers loved and lostthey lived too far apart I read a poem yesterdayit said she won’t … Continue reading

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bouchon

Click here to hear the poet read his words: bouchon I’m standing at a bus stoptwenty minutes from homethe reasons don’t matterno sign of scheduled servicealready long overduethe traffic is nose to nosemile after milebarely movingnothing happeningother than tempers risinglike … Continue reading

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I didn’t die

Click here to hear the poet read his words: I didn’t die I didn’t diethe day you leftthat was the firstand biggest surpriseI didn’t seehow I could go onwithout the warmth of your smileand the sunshinefrom your eyes I don’t … Continue reading

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fly away

Click here to hear the poet read his words: fly away I want to fly awaywith youto Parisor maybe Romeit really doesn’t matter whereas long as I’m with you I want to fly awaywith youto Rioor the moonbecause nothing is … Continue reading

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the gull

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the gull isn’t it strangehow life can changein an instantwhen you realiseeverything you wantedeverything you hoped foreverything you dreamed ofand worseeverything you hadis lost… we are swimmingnofloatinglazily on our backsin the … Continue reading

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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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