Monthly Archives: January 2013

MOVING HOUSE

  IF I were a snail I’d pack my shell With clothes and books And toys as well.   IF I were an elephant I’d pack my trunk With utensils and crockery And wine un-drunk.   IF I were a … Continue reading

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PUSSY RIOT

Dancing girls up rise & shock Chanting anarchistic rock. Miniskirts and balaclava, Anti-government palaver. Why did Putin put the boot in? We thought he was the dancing sort. Pussy Protest came to nought: Prezidentsky Spoil Sport. Protest ‘n’ sing is … Continue reading

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BEACHCOMBING

Do saol, do turas.*   Along the beach of life You’ll come across Precious diamonds.   Sometimes the silver Edges of your world Will cast you sparkle,   Reach and pick them up, Hold onto each one – These are … Continue reading

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STRIPPED

Has this orange lost its appeal? * * * Oooh, golden sunset-orange hue, Hmmm, I’m going to make a meal of you. Ahhh, when off your clothes I slowly peel.   Huh?     Suddenly naked, you’ve lost your appeal.   Saccharine … Continue reading

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FORBIDDEN

  The thumb-nail of a balmy moon Means that he will pass by soon. She’s kindled a candle set on the sill To show him she is waiting still, As he climbs towards the evening star; So near, and yet, … Continue reading

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Four and Twenty Short Form Poetry, January 2013 issue My short poem ‘Death & Me’ is published here – Thank you to Four and Twenty and also to my lovely friend Jo, who inspired this short piece. © Alex Barton … Continue reading

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OLD HABITS DIE HARD

  That Celtic Tiger you thought was dead, Replaced by the Rat of Recession instead, Still echoes in the repossessed pads of the glitterati Who’ve tightened their belts, but do SO miss the party.   Judged by mini-breaks and brand … Continue reading

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Gargie Award

Thank you very much to talented writer and fellow blogger Ami Fidèle for nominating me (and my A Word With Christian Grey) for the Gargie Award.  Please take a moment to look at his excellent work. As a blogging novice … Continue reading

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