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Painting by John D Robinson.

CONSULTATION ROOM 1

By John D Robinson

A black and white fluffy
tough-fucker veteran
warrior brawler;
of 16 years;
he’d take no prisoners
and he’d take no shit
but
he

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Posted 18:46 Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 In: Poetry Tags: , , , ,
Heart sculpture by ZR

Be realistic, plan for a miracle

Edd is a local slam poet. Waiting for a takeaway curry, HOT’s Zelly Restorick overheard Edd reading out one of his poems to a

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Posted 15:44 Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: , , , , , , ,
Susan Jeanne by Rebecca Snotflower

Suicides

I am not one for throwing myself in front of unsympathetic trains,
Or hanging from stiff rafters.
For me the more exact act is to haul a heaven out

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Posted 20:22 Monday, Jul 27, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: , , , ,
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It is cold today

By Alan Segal

It is cold today
My neighbours say
Frost flecks the still flowers
For straight-laced silver form

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Posted 17:03 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: ,
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Norbert’s Ears

By Tony Frost and Reuben Ramsay

Just why Norbert’s left ear
Is an elongate form
Is a thing only known to his mother.
But the strange fact remains

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Posted 14:37 Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: ,

MOUNTAIN  GIRL

By Tony Frost

(to Riju from Nepal, worked at SPAR, St Leonards-on-Sea)

You bid me write a poem for you

But who can conjure words with grace,

Gaze

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Posted 18:41 Friday, Jan 30, 2015 In: Poetry Tags: , ,
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THE  STAG

By Tony Frost

In pools of light and shade, beneath

Bent beams, a jostle of elbows, arms,

The sandpaper hands of ruddy-faced men

Slap out the beat on

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Posted 14:32 Monday, Dec 22, 2014 In: Poetry Tags: ,
Photo by N Weekes 2014

Converses With Clouds II

A further selection of poems by John D Robinson.

SAID CARMELINA
SHE SAID, AMIDST FRAGMENTED SPIRES OF SPOKEN POCKET-WATCHES, SAID IN A CLOUD DRENCHED VOICE,

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