Tag Archives: My old clock I wind and other poems

A Compliment From A Stranger

This morning, I popped out for breakfast. As I was in the process of leaving the pub, a gentleman acosted me and asked, “are you the guy who writes poetry?” somewhat surprised, I replied in the affirmative. He then proceeded to relate how he had bought 2 of my books in the local bookstore as a birthday present for his sister, and how much she had enjoyed reading them. Naturally I thanked him for having purchased my books, expressed pleasure that his sister had enjoyed reading them, and left the pub with a feeling of happiness at the thought that a reader had derived enjoyment from my work.

 

The books purchased by the gentleman where “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mindhttp://moyhill.com/lost/, and “My Old Clock I Windhttp://moyhill.com/clock/, both of which have been kindly stocked by my local bookstore, The Bookseller Crow on the Hill, https://booksellercrow.co.uk/.

Whilst I have received many lovely comments on this website regarding my poetry, and compliments from family and friends concerning my books, its a rare treat to receive a compliment from a stranger. So via this post I would like to take the opportunity to thank the gentleman who purchased my books and, of course his sister for reading “Lost” and “My Old Clock”. I am delighted that she derived pleasure from my poetry.

Kevin

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My Old Clock I wind and Other Poems, by K Morris

Shall I sit out this dance
As the dancers prance
Heedlessly by.
Why
On occasions Can I not join in
With my companions and grin?

The song
Of the throng
Helps me forget
And yet
I am not as other men,
For when
I smile
There is, all the while
Within
The knowledge of this temporary din.

Others see it too
But construe
Me speaking of such a thing
As bad form and bring
The conversation around
To matters less profound.
But, when they are alone
Do they not think on skin and bone?

I can reduce my companions to laughter
With my jokes, but after
Our fun
Is done
Closing time will come.

“Shall I Sit Out This Dance” can be found in “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems”, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0735JBVBG/

Of Beds And Such

What is a double bed?
A place where the dread
Of what comes after this brief life
Is momentarily lost in the arms of mistress or wife.

What is a double bed?
A place where the lone head sleeps
And sometimes weeps.

What is a double bed?
A place of joy and pain,
Where we return again and again
Until we are slain
By the final sleep.

(“What Is A Double Bed?” can be found in “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” by K Morris”, which is available here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0735JBVBG/).

“The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems”, an update regarding the forthcoming audio edition

On 3 September 2018, I published “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems” as an e-book, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD1LBMV/.

I am pleased to announce that I have now found a narrator for the audio edition of “The Writer’s Pen” and I’m looking forward to working with Alex Lee, and hope that the audio version will be available in time for Christmas.

Alex can be found here, https://www.alexleeaudio.uk and here, https://www.acx.com/narrator?p=AUB7ELH213R4M.

For the audio edition of my collection of poems, “My Old Clock I Wind please visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VZTM3V/.

“The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems” (forthcoming audio edition)

I am in the process of arranging for my latest collection of poems, “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems” to be recorded and made available as an audio download. (“The Writer’s Pen” is currently available, as an e-book in the Kindle store and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD1LBMV/).

I hope that my collection will be available, to purchase from audible.co.uk and audible.com by Christmas 2018.

My previous collection, “My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems” is available, as an audio download from audible.co.uk and audible.com, and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VZTM3V/.

Currently I am in the process of deciding whether to record “The Writer’s Pen” myself or whether to assign that task to a professional actor or actress.

Once “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems” is available in audio format I shall, of course post a link here.

Kevin

Update to my About page and Amazon Author pages

I have just updated my About page and Amazon Author Pages to include my books ‘The Writers Pen and Other Poems‘ and ‘My Old Clock I Wind: and Other Poems‘.

Changes to the About Page can be seen here.

The updated authors page can be seen here for the UK and here for the US.

 

An interview with poet K Morris and a review of “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems”

My thanks to Robbie Cheadle for interviewing me for her blog, and for writing a review of my collection of poems, “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems”.

To read my interview with Robbie, together with her review of “The Writer’s Pen” please follow this link, https://wp.me/p7Uxin-3hc