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Waltz

A poem from my archives.

K Morris - Poet

It takes a couple to waltz.
With beauty charming
And character disarming
She does dance
And romance
Until the sun’s ray’s lance
The comforting dark
And a new day starts.

Both parties are willing
But does the payment of a shilling
To the girl
Who does so seductively twirl
Render their interaction
An exploititive transaction
And the waltz false?

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I’m offering a free Paperback copy of my book!

To be in with a chance of winning a free signed copy of my recently released book ‘The Selected Poems of K Morris’, please answer the following question:
Who composed ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’?

The rules:
1. Only one copy of my selected poems is available.
2. The first person to provide the correct answer wins a free copy of my book.
3. The competition is open to readers worldwide!
4. Please do not leave the answer in the comments section below this post (as other people will be able to read your answer!). Please send your answers to kmorris poet (at) gmail dot com (the address is given in this manner to avoid spam).
5. The competition closes on the 30th September, at 12pm UK time. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

You can find my selected poems here for the UK and here for the US.

To read a recent review of my book please visit here.

This book encompasses poems composed between 2013-19. The poems included here have been selected from ‘Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind’, ‘My Old Clock I Wind and other poems’, ‘The Writer’s Pen and other poems’, ‘Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose’, ‘Refractions’, and ‘The Girl who Wasn’t There’. In addition a number of previously unpublished poems are included in this book.The poems range from those dealing with nature to others, which touch on the passage of time and mortality.

New Free Book Promotions added!

My book ‘Samantha’ is available to download for free from the 11th – 15th of September, and can be found here for the UK and here for the US.

“Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam’s love for Peter, a man she meets in a nightclub, save her? Or will Sam end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Dock?”

Samantha by [Morris, K.]

My book ‘The Suspect and other tales’ is also free to download, from the 16th – 20th of September, and can be found here for the UK and here for the US.

“Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.”

The Suspect and other tales by [Morris, K]

Book Review: The Selected Poems of K. Morris

My thanks to Audrey Driscoll for taking the time to read and review my Selected Poems.

Audrey Driscoll's Blog

As the author’s preface states,
the poems in this substantial collection are drawn from six books published
between 2013 and 2019. They are grouped into four sections: Time and Mortality,
Nature, Love and Sensuality, Progress and Human Nature.

The Time and Mortality section occupies half the book. Clearly, this subject preoccupies the poet as he moves through his days. Images of clocks abound, along with churchyards, repetitive sounds, and episodes of light and shadow. Many of these poems are quite similar to one another, differing only in details, as though their author is carefully examining the theme’s every facet. The tone is one of quiet acceptance that has moved beyond despair. “Death Is Dead” presents an oblique view, suggesting that if we lived forever, we would bore each other to… Oh, I get it! Writers especially may relate to several poems, for example, “Why Do I Write?” and its resolve…

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The Great Cycle

Walking in the woods yesterday I was reminded of this post.

K Morris - Poet

Walking in the woods after rain. Damp grass caressing my naked feet, the scents of nature heady and pervasive.

Losing myself in the dark mystery, moving ever closer towards that which can not be expressed.

Time appears to stand motionless. That old gnarled log on which I have so often rested stretches it’s bulk across the leaf strewn path. Once part of something living it now acts as a convenient bench while, imperceptibly it decays returning to what it once was, rich earth which will give rise to new life.

Long before me these trees have stood. I will go and they will remain. I am part of something beyond myself, a living organism in nature’s mysterious plan. Yet I deny this on occasions. Hiding behind my computer’s screen or my head full of noise ear glued to my mobile. All seems paltry as I walk here. The technology with…

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The Selected Poems of K Morris

Many thanks for hosting me on your blog, Robbie. Kind regards, Kevin

Robbie's inspiration

The Selected Poems of K Morris by [Morris, K]

I am delighted to welcome poet and author, Kevin Morris, to Robbies Inspiration today with a post about his new book, The Selected Poems of K Morris. Kevin is a wonderful writer and I have read and reviewed a few of his delightful poetry books.

I will now hand over to Kevin to tell you a bit about his writing process and to share a poem from this collection:

Whilst sitting at the oak table in my mum’s dining room, in Liverpool, I became aware of the steady ticking of the wall mounted,  battery driven clock. The steady tick tock of that clock led me to compose the below poem, which is entitled, “This Ticking Clock Calms“:

This ticking clock calms.

No alarms;

Just the steady tick tock

Of this battery driven clock.

It is growing dark outside.

I shall put aside

My pride

And think on…

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