Poetry

Lew Welch said: “We all know what we go to poetry for. We want the exact transmission of Mind into Word.” And that perfectly describes the aim for my poetry.

I once had a different poetry site and there you’ll still find poems, haiku and tanka from 1996-2013. However, poems published in this period are also reproduced below.

In 2014 I started exclusively publishing my poems here, and I have also created stand-alone pages for my haiku and tanka.

2017

A Silent, Grisly Name

Before

Clothes

Cromwell’s lament

Deception

Nothing Sinister

Sleeping with Leonard Cohen

The saddest thing I heard today

VIOLENCE & EXHAUSTION

without a care engage the world

You are my (always)favourite

2016

A millennium of love

In your eyes, tears

Loss

Since I consider myself a jazz poet

The fresh and many graves

The gale of the world

The last sunlight

The Moral Rights of the Author Have Been Asserted

The Ninth Gate

2015

Dialogue

Downloading

Exercise caution when driving or operating potentially dangerous machinery

Fireflies

MRI

MRI No.2

Two Negresses (inspired by the Matisse sculpture ‘Deux Negresses’) (written 2011, published in Alliterati Magazine, Issue 18)

Waking dream

2014

A question

a thousand of my own to keep me company (published in streetcake magazine, Issue 40)

all parties must avoid provocations (self-portrait as drone)

Another me

Asking only one thing in return

Celebrity Dream No. 5 (Henry Rollins)

Celebrity Dream No.6 (Antonio Banderas’ erotic apocalypse) (published in Alliterati Magazine, Issue 18)

Circles, published in Tincture Journal, Issue Six

Dawn made me

Leviathans

Living large and fearful

Meditation

smallest room

Seven hours west-south-west

Some of the white things I saw

Thank you plucky youngster

the Beats

the conclusion of our bliss

The First Kiss

The light in my eyes

The realisation of happiness

The tears they carry

Vim and vigour

Walking

we are legion

What we don’t expect

2013

Art No.2 (published in PoV Magazine Issue 8, Modern Life)

Circles (published in Tincture Journal, Issue 6)

Pet Hate No.2 (published in PoV Magazine Issue 7, Hate)

take me to the movies (published in street cake magazine Issue 27)

2012

A dream that came true (published in PoV Magazine Issue 6, Love)

a revolution composed of sighs (published in PoV Magazine Issue 8, Modern Life)

Secret fear No.1 (published in Alliterati Magazine Issue 8)

The Excursion (published in Alliterati Magazine Issue 13)

The fleeing dissidents (published in PoV Magazine Issue 4, The Human Condition)

the willful mirrors (published in The Night Light)

These are some of the things I would do if I were an alien wandering Earth on its day off (published in The Night Light)

Tribute (published in PoV Magazine Issue 4, The Human Condition)

Trilogy (Love, Fear, Hate) (partly published in Alliterati Magazine Issue 8)

William Street (Eternally Yours) (published in PoV Magazine Issue 6, Love)

2011

Colossus (published in PoV Magazine Issue 2, Power)

Perfectly askew (published in PoV Magazine Issue 7, Hate)

quaint, legal, writerly (published in Railroad Poetry Project Issue 2)

Red, perhaps a Vespa (published in The Night Light)

Sierra Nevada (Obituary No.3) (published in The Best Australian Poems 2011)

Souvenir (published in PoV Magazine Issue 4, The Human Condition)

Stylish left-wing tights (published in Railroad Poetry Project Issue 2)

Tender birds in conference (published in PoV Magazine Issue 2, Power)

The Golden Record (published in PoV Magazine Issue 4, The Human Condition)

The old man of indeterminate (published in PoV Magazine Issue 3, Identity)

Two negresses (published in Alliterati Magazine Issue 18, The Body)

2010

an orphan of light (published in PoV Magazine Issue 6, Love)

Following People (published in PoV Magazine Issue 8, Modern Life)

Like a creature of his own making (Obituary No.1) (published in Eclecticism Issue 17)

Self portrait (This is why I must refuse to meet my heroes) (published in PoV Magazine Issue 3, Identity)

The tyranny of governments (published in PoV Magazine Issue 2, Power)

Where o where (published in Cordite Poetry Review Issue 36: Electronica)

2008

each day I am bird glad (single poem) (published in Cordite Poetry Review Issue 29: Pastoral)

2006

uniting nations (published in Alliterati Magazine Issue 13)

2004

dry in the mouth of lovers (published in PoV Magazine Issue 7, Hate)

2003

as the world is sometimes gotten sad (published in PoV Magazine Issue 6, Love)

2001

I am the reason (published in PoV Magazine Issue 7, Hate)

1999

giving comfort to lovers (published in Railroad Poetry Project Issue 3)

1996

selfportrait3 (published in PoV Magazine Issue 7, Hate)

standing at the bar (published in Railroad Poetry Project Issue 3)

 

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