Poems

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
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I have always wanted to be nocturnal,

To Live by the light of the moon.

There’s something about the stars – they’re eternal.

I pray the sun sets soon.

 

A F Harrold -poetryline
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From Things You Find in a Poet's Beard by A.F. Harrold

 

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Great grey belly porker,

toothy yawning slug,

cow-nosed submarine,

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All night Tippi and I lie with our arms
wrapped around each other
like rope.
I bury my face in her neck
and she wakes every now and then
to kiss the top of my head

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'I'm fed up looking like Father Christmas,'
Muttered Father Christmas one year.
'I need a new outfit. I must move with the times.

The Rainmaker Danced
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The Hairyboos were hairy, the Smoothyboos smooth.

But they lived side by side and were never rude.

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I saw a bride splendid in white garments
I saw a woman with one hundred children 
The children plump and firm within her arms,

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I have been here once before – It was a long time ago, I don't remember when.
But as my father handed me the axe-head
Images exploded in my brain.

James Carter
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A wolf once chanced upon a dog

outside the wild wood.

Cried Wolf, ‘And how are you today?’

Barked Dog, ‘Well, life is good:

Zim Zam Zoom
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There's a ...

jaw-snapper

teeth-gnasher

river-swimmer

dives-for-dinner

 

fish-catcher

back-scratcher

cave-seeker

winter-sleeper

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