Category Archives: Poetry

The New Man (Sonnet for Che)

The New Man (Sonnet for Che) I am the New Man, who wastes no tears on Precious rights, freedoms or civilities; Who pays, in full, the blood of men anon With mine – courage in exact quantities. I am the

The New Man (Sonnet for Che)

The New Man (Sonnet for Che) I am the New Man, who wastes no tears on Precious rights, freedoms or civilities; Who pays, in full, the blood of men anon With mine – courage in exact quantities. I am the

Notes on an Impenetrable Poem

A few years back I wrote a poem called “Public Footpath on my mother-in-law’s computer. I password protected it, and then forgot the password. I’ve never been able to retrieve it since. The poem was meant to describe a conflict

Notes on an Impenetrable Poem

A few years back I wrote a poem called “Public Footpath on my mother-in-law’s computer. I password protected it, and then forgot the password. I’ve never been able to retrieve it since. The poem was meant to describe a conflict

The White Curtain – A Poem

The White Curtain The intercom buzzes. I answer with lingering suspicions, Obscure charitable principles: Compassion, Caution, A sense of duty. He begs my sympathy, And lobs a fruit into the air. He says, I’m a man of faith and responsibility.

The White Curtain – A Poem

The White Curtain The intercom buzzes. I answer with lingering suspicions, Obscure charitable principles: Compassion, Caution, A sense of duty. He begs my sympathy, And lobs a fruit into the air. He says, I’m a man of faith and responsibility.

Garden Truism No. 1 – A Poem

Garden Truism No. 1 Old shit is easier to pick up than new shit. – (c) Darwin Franks – 17.03.1999

Garden Truism No. 1 – A Poem

Garden Truism No. 1 Old shit is easier to pick up than new shit. – (c) Darwin Franks – 17.03.1999

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the

Death Wake: Notes on A Painting, A Poem and Coming into Being

Warning: This post contains off-key foreign phrases like “ekphrasis” and “pantoum”. If these terms displease you, don’t worry. They won’t take up a lot of space. I need to use them if for no other reason than to acknowledge that the