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Great Feedback On My “Selected Poems”

I was delighted to receive the following email earlier today:

“Dear Mr Morris,
I am writing to tell you that your poems in “The Collected Poems of K Morris” that you gave me on the train on my way to college are exceptional. You might not remember me but I am the girl doing politics and history that you met on the train and gifted your amazing book to. I have always been interested in writing poems and therefore you have really inspired me to carry on my interest and write some poems of my own. I would really like to thank you for gifting me your book and inspiring me to continue writing”.

The Selected Poems of K. Morris

“The Selected Poems of K Morris” can be found here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the UK), and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/. (for amazon.com customers).

(Please note, I have not included the young lady’s name in order to protect her privacy).

A Very Good Friend Of Mine

A very good friend of mine
Is fond of women and wine.
As for me
I prefer tea.
And I never cross the line!

The Approval Addiction

A lot of us wish for our talents, our intelligence, or our strengths to be recognised, appreciated, and known by others. But we very soon start to rely on these approvals and try to ‘alter’ our lives to fit in within these expectations. Unfortunately, right from here starts a very vicious cycle.

Ever since I was younger, I had an insane obsession with ‘making sure people knew’ I was this or I was that. My mood, my emotions, and my feelings were a dangerously direct reflection of what others thought of me. It got to the point where I got excessively dependent on ‘approval’. If people praised me, I would feel empowered. If people criticised me, I would feel anxious. And if people insulted me, I would start to look down on myself.

A common example I often look back at are the times wherein I felt the immense pleasure…

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Autumn Thoughts

In autumn, I recollect
How I would collect
The Autumn’s fall.
From the forest’s floor.
How many more
Shall I recall?

Yesterday Evening I Strolled In The Park

Yesterday evening I strolled in the park
As the day it was growing dark.
That most brazen Miss Hocking
Lost a shoe and stocking.
But that was down to young Mark!

When A Young Man Named Mr Pat

When a young man named Mr Pat
Said, “has anyone seen my new hat?”,
His sister’s friend Miss Claire
Fell asleep in her armchair.
And Pat’s cat grew sleek and fat.

A Wonderful Review of My “Selected Poems”

I was pleased to receive a wonderful review of my “Selected Poems”. To read the review please follow this link, https://echoesinanemptyroom.com/2020/10/21/the-selected-poems-of-k-morris/.

To read a free sample, or to purchase my “Selected Poems”, please go to https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.

Poet Kevin Morris To Be Interviewed For Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series at 9 pm (UK Time) on Thursday 22 October

A little under 2 weeks ago, I was interviewed by Ariadne Sawyer, over Zoom, for the World Poetry Reading Series, https://worldpoetry.ca/.

The interview (during which I read several of my poems), will be broadcast on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s the World Poetry Reading Series at 9 pm (UK time) on Thursday 22 October.

You can find a podcast of my previous appearance on the World Poetry Reading Series (24 September) here, http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-108.

My thanks to Ariadne Sawyer for hosting me on the World Poetry Reading Series.

When My Neighbour, Whose Name Is Rose

When my neighbour, whose name is Rose
Walked the streets whilst wearing no clothes,
Prim and proper Miss Hocking
Said, “your behaviour is shocking!”.
So I gave Rose back her clothes!

When I Found Beautiful Miss Cath

When I found beautiful Miss Cath
Soaking in my brand new bath,
I played on my violin
A tune of sweet sin.
But all she did was laugh!