Tag Archives: free verse

I Am A Man

I am a man
And have respect
For women.
Yet a high-heel shoe
And a smooth, perfect
Leg
Turns my thoughts to sinning
And to bed.

I find
That an empty mind
Does not attract.
But a giggle.
A wriggle
And a vacuous smile,
May distract
For a while.

Poets Anonymous

On the evening of Friday 3 July, I spent a pleasant couple of hours participating in a poetry reading organised by Poets Anonymous on Zoom, http://www.poetsanon.org.uk/.

Poets Anonymous organises poetry readings. Prior to the pandemic these took place in and around London, (many of them in Croydon). However, since the outbreak of COVID-19 events have moved online. The group also sends out emails to interested people regarding poetry matters, including competitions and opportunities for poets to have their work featured.

I greatly enjoyed listening to other poets reading their work, and reading several of my own poems from “The Selected Poems of K Morris”, and “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not so Serious) Poems”. One of the poems read by me is entitled “In This Old Familiar Wood”, and runs thus:

“In this old, familiar wood

I take my hood

Down, just

In time for the rain.

I shall not put it up again.

Thoughts of lust,

Of lost love,

And friendship I shall retain

For a while. But this wood,

And the rain,

Shall remain.”

(“In This Old Familiar Wood” can be found in “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not so Serious) Poems”, which is available in paperback and Kindle, and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B37VVKV/.

3

One black,
The other white.
How does one unpack
The fantasy
Of 3?

A man’s delight
Comprised in breasts.
Wondering on the point
Of her firm chest,
And her friend’s,
Flatter, chest.

What are the ends
Of play?
It was not
Unusually hot.
But the temperature was okay
For them to stay
Outside
The bedclothes.

Who decides
Whether a fantasy
For the number
3 ,
Should move from slumber
To the reality
Of a half hour
With flowers,
Not his?

 

“Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, by Gabriela Maria Milton is Now Available for Purchase in the Amazon Kindle Store

Back in 2019, I was priveleged to interview poet and author Gabriela Maria Milton, https://kmorrispoet.com/2019/07/16/interview-with-poet-and-author-gabriela-m/.

On 20 April, Gabriela released “Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings”, https://shortprose.blog/2020/04/21/my-book-passions-love-poems-and-other-writings-was-published-poetry-book-poems-poem/.

I am currently reading Gabriela’s wonderful poetry on my Amazon Echo, via the Echo’s in-built speech. Whilst I have always greatly enjoyed Gabriela’s work, being able to sit in my favourite armchair and listen to her poetry read aloud adds a new and richer dimention to the experience. In my view blogs are a great way of publicising poetry. There is, however no substitute for sitting down with a good book and enjoying the work of poets. This is certainly the case with Gabriela Maria Milton’s poetry.

Kevin

Gabriela Marie Milton’s “Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings” to be published by Vita Brevis Press soon

Gabriela Marie Milton’s “Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings” will be published soon by Vita Brevis Press. To read more about this, please go to, https://shortprose.blog/2020/03/18/my-poetry-book-passions-love-poems-and-other-writings-coming-soon-at-vita-brevis-press/.

Gabriela M Awarded Author of the Year 2019 by Spillwords Press

Gabriela M, a writer whose work I admire, has been awarded Author of the Year 2019 by Spillwords Press. You can read Gabriela’s interview here, https://spillwords.com/author-of-the-year-2019-interview/.

An Introduction to Blank Verse

A good introduction courtesy of the blog Interesting Literature, on the origins of blank verse. The post explains that blank verse was invented by the Earl of Surrey, and explores the differences between blank and free verse, blank verse being closest to everyday speech.

To read the article please visit, https://interestingliterature.com/2020/02/what-is-blank-verse-introduction/.