Author Archives: K Morris Poet

About K Morris Poet

The purpose of this website (kmorrispoet.com) is to showcase my writing. For details of my published works, please click on the 'About' page of my blog.

Standing with Ukrainian Literature

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Jane Risdon

Authors, Readers, please spare a few moments to read this post by Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, concerning Ukrainian authors. As you may be aware, I’ve been a guest author on this podcast for several years. It is a fabulous resource for authors and readers.

Current events are causing the people of Ukraine to have to either flee their land or hide underground to try and remain safe, during relentless attacks.  We all have seen the images on television and social media.  With that, Ukrainian industries are also immensely affected, some more than others, and with possibly some unable to return to full production when the war eventually ends. 

All industries are important, but our focus is on one that also carries huge cultural ramifications: the Ukrainian book publishing industry, and Ukrainian literature.

Although Ukrainian literature goes back many centuries, it experienced its revival in the 16

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I Know a Young Barmaid Named Lou

I know a young barmaid named Lou
Who pours beer through her favourite shoe.
I have a fetish
For Flair’s wet lettuce,
But the vicar he loves Lou’s shoe!

Just for the Record, Poems From a Time of Covid

I am pleased to announce that several of my poems have been included in “Just for the Record, Poems From a Time of Covid”.

Book Description

The Croydon Poetry Hour, was founded some years ago by Debby Grayson as a loose, inclusive network of people who meet regularly for the sheer pleasure of sharing the poems they have written, usually on a theme. During the Corona virus pandemic of 2020 – 2022, we did not set out to write about its impact as a group, but individually we produced poems arising out of our personal experiences, fears and hopes. The poems were written in a variety of styles and are evidence of the creativity that flows from giving poetry a try.

Where to Buy

“Just for the Record, Poems From a Time of Covid” is available for £2.20 from Lulu and can be found here, https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/croydon-poets/just-for-the-record/paperback/product-d2w5wq.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Love Triangle

A young lady whose name is Claire
Is keen on a girl called Flair.
But Flair burns for Sue
Who (strictly between us 2),
Has always had a thing for Claire!

There Once Was a Decent Old Tory

There once was a decent old Tory
Who went by the name of Rory.
When it came to the election
He indulged in much introspection,
Then reluctantly put his cross by Tory.

She Kissed Me

She,
Drunk
Kissed me.
Although she
Is not my type,
I am no monk
So thought of night
And a young woman who,
Its true
I more than like,
Though she Is not
My type.
But oh what
Bliss to kiss
And lose
Socks and shoes.
Me, I’m no monk,
But she was drunk.

The Night and the Light

Secret delights
At night.
The heart
Turns from white
To black.

In his art
He plays at
Turning back.

The night
And light
Oft fight
Behind man’s eyes.
And the wise
Know what is true,
That few
Are whole
In soul.

And behind our eyes
The night
And light
Perpetually fight
Until we
Enter eternity.

(This poem is somewhat disjointed, as are my thoughts on this matter).

I Know a Young Lady Named Maude

I know a young lady named Maude
Who makes love on an ironing board.
A man called Bret
Runs my local laundrette,
And he’s banned me and Miss Maude …!