Author Archives: The Poet's apprentice

MARY’S BOY CHILD

Hark, now hear the angels sing A new King born today And man will live for evermore Because of Christmas day! A child is born overprotected (then neglected) to drink cow’s milk and eat calves’ flesh and wait for Christmas … Continue reading

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SHE SAID… HE SAID…

Gossip and slander is pouring water on the earth. A knife scraping a stone does not bruise it. Even Buddha images are tarnished. How can a man of earth escape censure?  

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GATES OF EDEN

It is now two millennia since the Security Seraphims were withdrawn and the Gates of Eden reopened, by Jesus, to the General Public. Free Admission to all children, (before their parents succeeded in banning them). Free Passes to all adults, … Continue reading

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A TREE CLIMBED OVER THE WALL

A tree climbed over the wall to give us its shade and its cool and asked for nothing back at all. Except, perhaps, the wall.

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HOMELESS ROYALS

The great gates hang on broken hinges, the temples blaze, the walls are breached; the palaces have all been looted the end of a dynasty has been reached. Those still living have all been taken, women and children have been … Continue reading

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FREEDOM

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Everyman is his own gaoler; shuts the door and turns the key, ends up where he wants to be, looking at what he needs to see – you for you and me for me. As Māra … Continue reading

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END GAME

Wildebeest, antelope and gazelle stand on the Plain of Serengeti where they can see only too well lying in the River Grumeti the jungle eye and hungry smile of the eternally waiting crocodile.  

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