Category Archives: youtube

A Youtube Recording of Poet Kevin Morris Reading His Poem “There Once Was a Clever Old Ghost”

A recent Youtube recording of me reading my poem “There Once Was a Clever Old Ghost”

Kevin Morris Reading his Poem “Lovers by Moonlight” on Youtube

A Youtube recording of me reading my poem “Lovers by Moonlight”,

Kevin Morris Reading Rain Falls Hard on Youtube

Yesterday (13 June), I recorded a number of my poems on Youtube. Here is my poem “Rain Falls Hard”

January Author Newsletter

I’m pleased to announce my January Author Newsletter is available to read/subscribe. To do so please follow this link:

Poet Kevin Morris’s Poetry Channels

As well as this site (, I also have the following channels where I post readings of my poems from time to time. Please feel free to check them out and subscribe should you wish to do so:


Book Announcement: 10 of My Poems Included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21

I am delighted to announce that 10 of my poems have been included in Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21. Amongst those of my poems appearing in the book are Blackbird, Leaving and Whilst Drunk on Very Strong Beer. For anyone who is interested, Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2020/21 can be purchased here

I have reproduced below my poem Leaving. The text of the poem is followed by a Youtube video of me reading it.


On my way home
I touched the stone
Of my local church.
And longed to stay
With the singing birds
On this summer evening.
I have oft heard
The birds singing
And regretted leaving.

I envy them
For, unlike men
They do not weep.
For they see not
The final sleep.
While I
Knowing that man must die
Have the beauty of birdsong,
Which does not last long.

Meet Me on the Equinox by Death Cab for Cutie

In “Meet Me on the Equinox”, Death Cab for Cutie sing “everything, everything ends”. This is a beautiful track. I relate to the song as a lot of my own poetry touches on the brevity of life.

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