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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).

On Hearing Birdsong

On hearing birdsong

I am glad

That I am here

To hear

Their sad, glad song.

 

 

We die

And our love

Dies with us.

 

 

No, it lives on

When we are gone

In those we love.

 

 

And the birds

Sing on

With no care

For where

We have gone.

 

There Was a Young Lady of Bangkok

There was a young lady of Bangkok

Who collected many a fine gentleman’s sock.

Some men lost their shoes

Whilst drunk on strong booze,

But most of them lost a sock.

The Affair that Almost Was

When a young lady named Flair

Said, “would you like an affair?”.

I said, “I’m full of anticipation.

But its busy in Paddington station.

And it might upset the bear!”.

 

(Anyone familiar with London’s Paddington station will be aware that a statue of Paddington bear stands near to platform 1).

The Importance of Discretion

I met a young lady with petite feet

Who said, “please promise you will be discreet”.

I went back with Grace

To her sweet little place.

She lives at 7, such and such street …

I Met a Young Lady Named Ling

I met a young lady named Ling

And enjoyed a bit of a fling.

All went real well

Then, sad to tell,

Ling suggested I buy her a ring …!

Kevin Morris Poet, new TikTok videos

 

Today I have recorded the following videos of me reading my new poems.

‘The Owl’ by Kevin Morris

‘Early Autumn Morning’ by Kevin Morris

‘When a young Lady who is divine’ by Kevin Morris

‘I see sunlight’ by Kevin Morris

‘When I die’ by Kevin Morris

Early Autumn Morning

In the early morning

Few birds I heard.

In the distance

Vehicles passed by.

 

 

On such autumn mornings

I have no resistance

To thoughts of mortality.

 

 

But half dark

Turns to light

And I must

Shake off dust.

 

 

But autumn

Must come

And leaves fall.

When a Young Lady Who is Divine

When a young lady who is divine

Came round to mine with some wine,

It ended in the lake

With a large cream cake,

And the vicar at just gone 9 …!

A Small Island in a Great Sea

A small island in a great sea.

Once, half the world was painted red

And we engaged in slavery.

It is so often said

That the British Empire did no good.

Yet, (having abolished slavery), we patrolled seas

Stopping those who still engaged

In the cruel slave trade.

 

As I stood

In this remnant

Of the Great

North Wood

I thought on those who hate

This country.

 

 

Now our former colonies are free

To have their own mess

(Or progress.

And we

Have the cold sea

And what we

Call progress.