zymotux

poetry

Big Boat you are free! Sail onwards with your cargo What next, news cycle?

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...is how the croup cough is described. All I know is that it certainly sounded alarming coming from my upset baby at 3:30 in the morning!

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I seem to be into poetry writing at the moment. This morning I was up early, sitting in the rocking chair with a sleeping babe, drinking my coffee. I typed out four different haikus on my phone, all trying to capture this early spring morning in Cardiff as seen and heard through my window. It's apparently a favourite physical setting of mine for poetry writing, having also composed poems last August and another in February.

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You look at me - Your eyes widen as you take in The beard – full and mature now (White hairs to be found)

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Tired gritty eyes Parents greet the new morning Joyful baby smiles

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I switch off the electric heater And the room is bathed in silence. Sitting quietly and still, The noises of cars and dog walking Flow up from outside

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Words, where do you want to lead me? (Streaming out of my fingertips To this blog post) Words, where do you want to go?

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The wind howled through the streets last night Shaking trees, throwing rain against windows and skylights Bullets of water hurled onto panes of glass in the darkness until suddenly Silence – the calm after the storm.

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Through the open window comes the noise of traffic Doppler-shifted, there's less than there used to be Lazily reaching up from the street to my ears Then fading away like smoke Dissipating into the world

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I may add a search bar at some point but for now, you can also navigate posts according to hashtags, grouped below in a way that makes sense to me and evolving as I post more. Expect a mixed bag. Some of the posts will feature the tagged topic as the central focus of the post, others will merely touch on it. If you'd prefer to scroll through a timeline of posts, head to my Archive.

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