Poems

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

 

i.

Great grey belly porker,

toothy yawning slug,

cow-nosed submarine,

giant in the mud,

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                         First, months

of flash, thud, shudder,

 

then the wailing...

                            Months,

that's half a young cat's life

 

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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At swimming once,
I went to turn from front to back
and just kept turning,
just kept turning,
turning over,
over and over,
till the swimming teacher said,

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A free bird leaps 
on the back of the wind   
and floats downstream   
till the current ends 
and dips his wing 
in the orange sun rays 

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In the Carribean
at the end of day
sun drops suddenly
like a fire ball
behind forested hills

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Lying on the sofa
all curled and meek
but in my furry-fuzzy head
there's a rapping beat.
Gonna rap while I'm napping
and looking sweet

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Dog in the playground:
Oh, no he don’t.
He’ll come with me,
You see if he won’t.

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I feel it, first as a stir,
turning deep in the murky water.
Surfaces up for air, a twitch
on the lake in my head.
A flip, and it disappears.

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