Don’t Start at the Beginning

A discovery of Dickens

and Duffy, Hardy,

hardly enough, he

awoke in me, poetry,

spoke to me, awoke in me,

something wild.

The Animal wept

for ‘The Unborn Pauper Child’.

The lessons and legacy

of Tolkien, my fascination

with the Inklings

and Lewis’ dedication:

world changing,

life changing.

I sensed the rearranging

of destiny,

the message fate sent,

when ‘The Signalman’ began

with the end.

Poetry

Silly little desks

at school,

lecture halls,

stuffed

with stuffy, boring people,

boasting erroneous

cleverness,

for finding

a hidden meaning,

when there was none.

Teachers preaching

about onomatopoeia,

sibilant sounds

and atmosphere,

syllables

carefully counted

and recounted

in raps, rants and raves.

Eminem, secretly

wanted on the syllabus,

so those sat at

the silly little desks –

at school,

might find poetry ‘cool’,

and the stuffy

boring people

will begin to appreciate

‘stuff’,

discover

they will understand

the poet better,

if they cease dissecting

the poems

and enjoy them

for what they are:

Poetry.

 

 

Her Majesty The Queen Has A Copy

queen

Her Majesty, The Queen received her copy of Lacuna.

Have you got yours?  Lacuna, the debut collection of poetry from yours truly (prize-winning poet, Kieran Davis, AKA Baldypoems) is available here:

Kieran Davis

Sure, you can get it on Amazon too, but I’d love for you to buy directly from the publisher, Black Pear Press.

Edited by the remarkable Polly Stretton, and sporting a blurb written by the legendary Paul F. Lenzi, Lacuna is sure to delight lovers of poetry.

Thank you to all for the continued support.

Nobble (For Nina Lewis)

I like words that wobble,

like scribble and wibble

and bobble, greedily, I

gobble, codswallop, such

squabble! Nice to nibble,

but not to nobble…

 

Written for Nina Lewis, a superb poet, whose debut pamphlet is released this year.  Nina is as wonderful on the stage as she is on the page, a lovely lady (who likes it when I write silly stuff like this).  We celebrate National Poetry Day today.  I aim to do so by honouring some of the talented poets who have given me so much to celebrate.