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Sitting

Who here can claim that driving is power? / Probably all you who call this rush hour.

haiku himmel 2 (so always with you)

i did not know that / she was busy on her own, / but love’s my proxy / juddarwin

HELPFUL LETTER FROM THE DEPT OF OVERREGULATION

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT / YOU MUST HAVE A VALID LICENSE ON DISPLAY WHERE YOU / WILL BE DOING NOTHING AT ALL WITH…

The Tiny Hunchbacked Horse (2) by Simon R Gladd…

The sea is still. Ivan is sitting on the sand, / Waiting for the whale to arrive from the violet ocean. / He sighs like a cat with one life…

APHORISMS AFTER OSCAR: ORIGINAL APHORISMS BY SIMO…

Necessity is the smother of intention.

Let’s Play Dress-Up

I guess this long winter is getting to me because yesterday I looked at my male Boston Terrier, named Bosco, and said, “We are now go…

Images of Istanbul by Simon R Gladdish

IMAGES OF ISTANBUL / BY SIMON R. GLADDISH / IMAGES OF ISTANBUL / Following on from the critical success of ‘Victorian Values’ and ‘…

Wisdom from above ( Amphibians in transit)

…would never have known about the ponds on top of bus shelters…

Back to Basics by Simon R Gladdish

The mist draws down its gauzy veil / Across the craggy face of Cader Idris. / The estuary echoes to the curlew’s trilling mournful cry.

TESTIMONIAL, THE FREEDOM OF ERF WON’T DO UN…

my ma dead and gon to hebbun / my pa alive and kickin livin for himself / one brudder didn’t make it crib death got em / other brudde…

My Rap Poem

OH hell I’m old but I try (I’m so square)

thinking aloud

bars & fences & walls & clothes / a blanket hangs, halves the bed like / the wall between beds each side / no holes in the wall…

haiku himmel (re-written)

The name pings! Us, two / kissing so all at once -like: / double helix, no? / . / --—-juddarwin

SOP DA GRAVY UP WIT DAT BISCUIT BLIND BOY GET ALL…

paranormae paratroupe / incognito pulse / candid cerebracy / Ratha be a hobo on the street / Den to let deeze mofolo’s fool me / Ju…

A Writ to Compose My Wit

What manner of writ / Could massage my wit? / Compliant to knit, / Humor and patience?

The Problem with Being a Rockstar

’I don’t know if it was the promise of a Karaoke DJ or the whiff of birthday cake that drew the crowd but there was about 70 people i…

An extract

(Mature)

Homage to Edward Lear by Simon R Gladdish

The aforementioned Sylvia Plath / Wrote all her best stuff in the bath. / Her life was so sad / ’Cause she married a cad / But at least her…

Re H M Bascom’s “Damn the Writer!R…

Papa looked at the night sky so long that / He felt he was balancing on a ball. / Writers try to dignify that balance.

still has his wit

two friends sitting on a curb / both homeless / both in rags / one says to the other / dude you are a burn out / and his friend replied / y…

Great Lines

This has not been the best week for me. I’ll spare you the details. But when things get me down, I try to think of more positive thi…

Hilllimericks: A response in limericks to the Am…

Hillary Dilatory Doll; / The mouse drove up the mall. / New York was thrilled; / The mouse got killed. / Hillary Dilatory Doll.

haiku himmel

all our pores ping! so…………………….<CHANGED first line> / kissing, so, all, at once…

FABLES FROM FONTAINEBLEAU

How long is a human life - / As short as a heron’s wing / Or as long as a piece of string?

re lisa jewell’s ‘anon’ (see he…

even / has been known to start religion / with all that revering touching / prayerful exhortations; at once, / it is

CHICKS WIT DICKS

CHICKS WITH DICKS ARE ALWAYS AFTER ME / IS IT MY BREATHE TELL ME WHATS UP G / BE WHAT YOU WANT AND I MAY GIVE YOU THE BONE / BUT WHAT THEY …

Torn Tickets and Routine Returns by Simon and Ru…

At the Cactus Tree Motel / With its cool marble mosaic floors / And ever opening and closing doors,

Hillbilly Pickaninny Medley

catching bullets between my fingers / throwing / he ws like yeah yeah / and i sed yu dont know / and she sez sumthin like yeah / but all at…

KOZMIK EBONICS

ragged cabaret setting / eyes wit de perfect bulge / doze gypsy globes / jus fixate a blind in da third eye young blood / wondering what be…

haiku himmel 14 (reply to yr comment)

some maths embarrass / watch, fopped, whisper splash of oars, / those trips, to china / . / ----juddarwin

reality6

study / ……. is / ………the / ……reward / juddarwin

Seasonal Affective Disorder by Simon R Gladdish

Time is a telescope / Trained on the track / As life’s locomotive / Comes lumbering back.

Oh, The Name.

He then took a last drag of his full strength cigarette, flicked the rest into the damp dirt, turned his head, and gave me a joking smile.

haiku himmel 3 (unscrolled) FIN

don’t stand in her breeze / and be a damn exhaust pipe! / let her exhaust her’s!, / . / . / burn her oxygen / enjoy her do it …

but we can eat each other (reply to another poet)

prize a whole plate of durians / to eat each one together / partly inside both our mouths

reality5

plagiarism’s / wanting to be / come my condom / juddarwin

pablo, he told me.

someone always he has sex / when the earth, it quakes / earnestly ’tis said / just in case it thinks / it did it all on its own / ha…

The Process

I make magic with ease, / would you believe that i could make snow cones in hell / and give the devil a brain freeze? / and make him ask fo…

Original Cliches by Simon R Gladdish

ORIGINAL CLICHES / 60 NEW POEMS BY / SIMON R. GLADDISH / INTRODUCTION / Original Cliches was mainly written in Istanbul and contains an /…

TAKEN WIT A GRAIN OF SALT

Wit the acuity of vision, the mind, imagination contendin / Quantification, makin assumptions like children presumin / Adulthood makes ya u…

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