Category Archives: musings

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion Discusses the Poetry of Philip Larkin

A couple of days ago, I watched this video on Philip Larkin which I highly recommend.

In the video Andrew Motion, the UK’s former Poet Laureate (who was a close friend and biographer of Larkin) discusses the poet’s life and work.

I am a fan of Larkin’s poetry, particularly his poems Aubade

and Ambulances

Walking Through the Churchyard, in the Autumn Dark

Walking through the churchyard,
In the autumn dark
I missed your cry.
But you wait, somewhere
For those who dare,
(And those who dare not)
Think on the graveyard plot.

Let That Whip Go Crack!

When an elderly gentleman named Jack
Said, “let that whip go crack!”,
A young lady called Pearl
Said, “I’m a gentle girl.
Wouldn’t you prefer a little smack!”.

Poet Kevin Morris Reading His Poem Blackbird on Youtube

Yesterday, I recorded my poem Blackbird on youtube,

The poem came to me as I sat in my mum’s kitchen/dining area in Liverpool. The big clock on the wall ticked away the seconds whilst, in the garden I could hear the song of a blackbird.

Poet Kevin Morris Reading His Poem Leaving On Youtube

Earlier today, I recorded my poem Leaving on Youtube. To watch and listen to me reading Leaving please see below:

September Author Newsletter

My September Author Newsletter is now available and can be found here. In this issue you will find my poem ‘Squire and Peasant’, an article on the use of Microsoft Teams for poetry readings, together with other content.

Please click here to visit the newsletter.

When An Adventurous Young Lady Wearing Heels

When an adventurous young lady wearing heels
Jumped in to swim with the seals
They said to her, “Lin,
To swim is no sin,
But why are you wearing those heels!”.