Archive for September, 2017

West Exe Park

Posted: September 25, 2017 in nature poems, thought stream

At dverse tonight Mish is in charge of the quadrille: a 44 word poem that this time is to include the word ‘spice’.

The chef is an alchemist
sorting through his larder,
and first to hand is cardamom
which he mixes in with dawn.
Now he lines up saffron,
paprika and cinnamon.
Pulls out jars of turmeric,
ginger and tarragon,
but waits
for summer’s spice to fade.

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Baggage Check In

Posted: September 19, 2017 in thought stream, urban poems

At dverse tonight Bjorn Rudberg is host and has challenged us to write a poem made up entirely of questions without answering any of them!

Do you have any sharp objects
in your luggage such as
scissors, a screwdriver,
a tongue not under control?

Do you have any toxic substances
such as organic peroxides,
corrosives, poison
in your veins and/or mind?

Do you have any ammunition
such as blasting caps,
flares or information
to harm friends who harmed you?

Do you have any items not
in transparent containers
such as liquids, contact lens solution,
a broken heart? 

Do you still want to fly from here?