there is nowth but sunshine
sky, bird song
panting, seeking shade
flaked out in pastures green
picture postcard scene
bleet of sheep can be heard in distant fields
machinery being transported, land to be tilled
a nearby field horses drinking from a trough of water
colours of the rainbow on a mossy bank
murder of crows kicking up a racket in a forest of nests
birds leaving white trails behind, bound for foreign parts
the beach no sign of carbon footprints.
Black. May 11th 2019
holidays can knock you out of your stride
for the sanity, leaving technology on the side
back into the groove another thing entirely
down to the task in hand
going quite as planned
hard to get out of first gear
clouded mind will slowly clear
is now all in the lap of the Gods
back to the scribble pad
the thinking cap
those sweaty palms
you’re on the straight and narrow
good in yourself again
the thought of pen on paper
nothing else happens for the rest of the day
got a poem out of having nothing to say.
Black. May 10th 2019
was well used to his antics
scant attention once they were on home turf
could negotiate stairs-wells with ease
from room to room naked as a jay bird
even stub a toe.
were party animals as were their friends
they would have themed nights
was their turn this particular weekend
partying went on until the early hours of the morning.
it finally wound down
went unconscious once her head hit the pillow.
waking next morning he was missing from her bed
found him stretched out on the couch downstairs wrapped in a bathrobe
did not possess a pink bathrobe.
it off him as quick as you would peel a banana
horror he was wearing a G-string
party was now turning into a nightmare.
couldn’t explain this away with the excuse it must have been the
from the lounge area emerged the owner of the bathrobe
in a fancy dress chicken outfit.
Black. May 9th 2019
time sees him fixed in his chair
hard to win the war against stubborn words
it is easier to pen sheep.
stirred, twisting, turning
words leap onto a blank page
your fangs he moaned
ears open to latch onto a moment
paused and stared, scared
could feel a veil of sleep overpower him
I get older losing my hair will you still need me
you still feed me when I’m 64”
away to the Beatles track in sheer
he couldn’t write this night at least he had his music.
Black. May 8th 2019
A real source of inspiration
part quote Samuel Beckett
exercise book that opens like a door and lets me far down into the now friendly
all, without doubt have a way of motivating ourselves
in the zone anything is possible
over think, consoling himself daily with this thought
daily, allows it become a habit.
down the nearest book to hand
opening it, a line will prompt a response
allow the mind wander, ponder
poem, these thoughts
when he flicked open The Life of Samuel
Black. May 1st 2019
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When I shuffle off this mortal soil
it happens to be today
hoping that in the space beyond
still be able to correspond
that I don’t recoil
find myself with nothing to say.
are those of course who would tip their hat
in my general direction think that is that
them I say, do this at your peril
will find that I am a constant.
you have been with me for the past 30 days
any part there of
you I tip my hat and give praise
you for your patience, follows, kind comments and those likes
encouragement it must be said assisted me make those 30 strikes.
Black. April 30th 2019 #National #Poetry #Month
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Today, sitting in the imagination of his mind
found himself in illustrious company, that of Samuel Beckett
dry white wine at Cochon de Lait
out on passers-by through a dimly lit
in turn charged the imagination.
mornings as apart from weekends
him do most of his writing
down a marker
way of motivation
like a golfer on the first tee.
hoping at the off
was not going to find himself bunkered.
continuously to mould a poem to his own design.
growth of a mind
University of Life
with the landscape
all those aspects.
to be a free thinker
always his words complete freedom.
Black. April 29th 2019 #National #Poetry #Month
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complex thoughts scatter on the page
he can think only in monochrome
is not a good writing day
he has lots he wishes to say
simply can make no sense of it all
he feels like a fish out of water, all clammed up
eyes glance away he cannot afford to even look at the page
are in fact leading him a merry dance
to from here is the puzzle
cannot allow inanimate objects dictate.
late it has become a burden
his difficulty has eased the tension
door to the library of the mind
had been tightly secured, now flung open
gives him the opportunity to again read and write.
*The white blackbird by Lennox Robinson has
no significance to the poem it just seemed like the perfect title.
Black. April 28th 2019 #National #Poetry #Month #30Days #30Poems
Night writing brought about by storm and heavy rainfall
leaves seeking the shelter of partially built nests
home for the summer being buffeted by the gale.
are reaching the final days of spring time
change is happening in more ways than one
this vantage point the loud clatter bang
the wind has gotten beneath some outhouse tiles
damage will not be accessed until dawn, in the name of safety
small margins are we saved in times of storm?
offence to man, woman and beast such weather
again is it not man, woman and beast that has us where we are?
course industry has a hand in the situation we find ourselves in
which of us are going to be the first to dance to the tune of change?
are living in the time of long silence
alarm bells are ringing, their sound falling on deaf ears.
Black. April 27th 2019 #National #Poetry #Month #30Poems #30Days
There may be times his poetry can be cold and austere
of mind or phrasing of poem can have this effect
as rocks on a stark mountainside
as in words actually paving the way of the poem.
has to approach each poem in the right frame of mind
down at this fence leaves phrasing sadly lacking.
hard to separate himself from his poem
priority, fantasy is difficult to write about.
stood by his bureaux this morning, pondering
How to put today’s ink blots into conversation pieces
through dog eared pages, never discard a thought
found this scribbled line, the lady at a nearby table
in banana peels wearing a fascinator made
up of burned toast.
are times his poetry takes a different turn?
Black. April 26th 2019 #National #Poetry #Month
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