Monthly Archives: October 2012

Song of lies

Here is something old and edited. It’s taken from a series of poems based on an old tradition called the ‘song of lies’, a kind of machismo displayed through oral poetry – whoever is the most fantastical wins, whichever the … Continue reading

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Something less irreverent

A Day at the Beach I was at that age when even the calmest of inner strands could be Atlanticised by the sight of a low-slung waistband or by spotting the one letter x in a densely-typed sea of catechism: … Continue reading

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Something irreverent

Bum Note This one’s a real bum. I couldn’t call it and ass like it’s not something beautiful, or an arse, like it’s not smart. It’s not a bottom. I’m not my mother. This bum, it looks as it’s pronounced: … Continue reading

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Piseoga / Superstitions

A piseog (pron. pish-OGUE) is a kind of superstition, a certain ritual that must be performed in order to ward off the evil eye. I knew for some time that they existed, but had never paid very much attention to … Continue reading

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A repository of poems

The idea of making a blog for my poetry was originally anathema to me, for no concrete reason. I would like this to serve only as a kind of display case for my work, so that at least when someone … Continue reading

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