Poems

Jazz Can’t Get Enough

Jazz Can’t Get Enough

Jazz astounds Jazz confounds Jazz rebounds betwixt the soul and the bones Perpetual motion in search of a home Never at rest Aural physics of the blessed Jazz resounds As Mr. Marsalis and his crew pours wine into my ears […]

After The Voting Was Done

After The Voting Was Done

In celebration of the birth of a new style of British politics, and the overdue education of the British voter about how their constitution really works. I. On election day, the voters made their decisions. Their pronouncement, many interpreted. Some […]

The Ballad of Election Night

The Ballad of Election Night

In memory of Britain’s anachronistic electoral system, which hopefully died on May 6, the evening of the 2010 General Election. I. He did not wear his azure tie, For blue is calm but sad, And fired up was his campaign […]

The Rhyme of Kate-la-Dime

The Rhyme of Kate-la-Dime

The girl they call Kate-la-Plate, Jumped right on to a roller skate. She rolled herself down the hillside, Shouting and screeching: ‘watch out, mate!’ But keeping her balance all the way, Until her wheels got stuck in a grate. The […]

We Peculiar Creatures

We Peculiar Creatures

What peculiar creatures are we. They say we descend from monkeys. Lost our hair and our tails, Brush our teeth, cut our nails, Dream of holidays on safari. What peculiar creatures are us. They say we’re all made from stardust. […]

The Consolations of Being 30

The Consolations of Being 30

This is a poem I wrote recently to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Tracy Buys. Saying that, I think it is true enough for all, whether looking back on bring 30 or still looking forward to it… It’s time to […]

The 140 Rubaiyat: Poems for Twitter

The 140 Rubaiyat: Poems for Twitter

The ruba’i is a poetic form of olden times, Lines 1, 2 & 4 must rhyme, Popular in Persia in the 11th Century, Most famously by Omar Khayyam. Choosing to twitter or to tweet, Is a thoroughly modern conceit, You […]