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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,

Red Cherry Red
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That fire, they said, was red as red as red
as red as a fox, your lips, a cherry;
that fire, they said spread and spread and spread,
faster than a cheetah or a nasty rumour;

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Fire under footfall.
Fire over skies.

Fire on a matchstick.
Fire in my eyes.

Fire holding hunger.
Fire seeking wood.

Fire hiding danger.
Fire feeling good.

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Forest could keep secrets
Forest could keep secrets

All the Best - Roger McGough
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I give you clean air

You give me poisonous gas.

I give you mountains

You give me quarries.

 

I give you pure snow

You give me acid rain.

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'Why do you run?' I asked the river,
'So fast I can't compete.'
'I run,' the river said, 'because
I have some streams to meet.'

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I am in a forest;
My brothers will never find me here.
Over my head is a green umbrella;
I feel the earth under my bare feet.

Rainmaker Danced.jpg
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More Pointless Questions

 

Goldfish

goldfish

which glass do you

prefer?

A bowl of glass

or a pond that ripples

Poem

The willow and the wind
are natural dancing partners;
look how the willow weeps
with the joy of movement,
skillfully rooted to the spot.

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Here now skyline assembles fire.
The sun collects up to leave.
Its bright following paled,
suddenly all goes. Dusk rushes
in, like door closed on windowless room.

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