Tag Archives: Poetry

Shimenawa

Shimenawa Meoto-Iwa, Futami, Mie Prefecture In the shadow of a setting sun Trails light across a rippling sea A cord that weds still rock to rock A cord that weds still rock to rock Is shadowed in the setting sun … Continue reading

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The Loofah of Unhappiness – Exercise

The Loofah of Unhappiness This tangle of hardness surrounds fine, empty spaces, weaving indifference into a shape. It does not care. It climbs into space, three chimneys that exude no smoke, caked with no soot that has never seen fire. … Continue reading

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September Dunes

September Dunes The apples are full, ripe as the setting sun And the berries are as dark as the dusk. The air has that feel of a fading heat In the end of a long summer eve. Already the trees … Continue reading

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On Retreating across the English Channel

On Retreating across the English Channel Let me confess that we two must be twain, I summon up remembrance of things past: The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem Which hides your life, and shows not half your … Continue reading

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Remembering the Unforgettable

Remembering the Unforgettable It’s a hard life being an entertainer, As the piano plays to the gentle beat Of the music. The slow, rhythmic beating of the foot Against the pedals holds up the life force Until the song takes … Continue reading

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Floating

Floating Gently lifting with the ocean, Sweeping slowly up the shore, She is resting on the boundary Somewhere between air and more Substantial fluids on her body Offer her to turquoise light Looking down from cloud free heavens Looking to … Continue reading

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Fishing

Fishing for ormers under the stars on the last spring tide, the final full moon, of their existence © Martin Porter 2016  

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A New Language

Hypothesis for Two Voices (to be read simultaneously) “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. “ – Albert Einstein He has spent most of … Continue reading

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Pig – a parody

Pig The valley cradles you in green baize. Open skied, the sun carelessly bakes you. You make me smile. Your shadow throws a blotch of coolness with remarkable generosity, and you awaken, scented by manure, trotting on tip-toe between stones … Continue reading

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Lantern

“lantern” is a recent workplace exercise. It is based on a didactic cinquaine form.

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