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Kevin Morris reading a new selection of his poems on Soundcloud

Poet Kevin Morris reading the following poems on Soundcloud:

 

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Poet K Morris to be featured on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, at 1:10 pm pst, on Thursday 16 May 2019

I am delighted to announce that I shall be featured on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, at 1:10 pm pst, on Thursday 16 May 2019. During the broadcast I shall talk about (and read) my poems.

You can find my previous interview on The World Poetry Reading Series here, http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=13500, during which I read from my collection of poems, “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems”, which is available here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GD1LBMV/
(for the UK) and here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD1LBMV/ (for amazon.com customers).

My thanks to Ariadne Sawyer of The World Poetry Reading Series for agreeing to feature me.

Kevin

3 Poems By Poet Toby Wheeler

I posted recently regarding a poetry reading (which has now taken place), https://kmorrispoet.com/2019/03/08/forthcoming-poetry-reading-and-a-selected-poems/. For various reasons the attendance was small, however this added to the intimacy of the occasion, as my fellow poets and I where able to interact much more with the audience than would have been possible, had the event been a larger gathering.

One of the poets who participated in the event was my friend, Toby Wheeler. Toby has kindly given permission for 3 of his poems to be reproduced below. Please note, all of these poems are copyright of Toby Wheeler and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission of the poet.

We’d Fly Rings Around the Moon

On quiet nights,

I think of you

And the thought of your embrace.

If only your heart would know me,

We’d fly rings around the Moon.

When the sun breaks

And I wake

To find I am in love,

I get this hurt,

That lingers.

If only your heart would open,

We’d fly rings around the Moon.

To be your lover by night

And friend by day,

And really get to know you.

If only it would be – I know,

That one day,

We’d fly rings around the Moon.

You know I would,

I’d slash the sky

To spend a day with you.

And if you loved me true,

And dreams could be,

We would fly rings around the Moon.

Driftwood

Rolling on the ocean foam,

With skies above

And sharks below,

I ramble round the seven seas – to nowhere.

I twist in the current and churn with the waves,

Tempests crash,

Hurricanes pass,

The sunny days are welcome.

The peace and cold and wetness told,

And creatures use my shade as home;

For I’m shelter where hurt fish cry,

A lushes shade in this vastness supply.

But now I pose in a man-made shade

In an earthwork dug from spades;

As I reached a shore, was grabbed and adorned,

And in a landscape garden here was laid.

I wanna be your cup of tea

I wanna be the taste in your tea and the brew that makes you stormy,

I wanna be the Earl Grey’s warmth, that kisses and keeps you cosy;

I wanna be the soothing sip that ah-s you while at work; and be that very mug of builders that quenches your morning thirst;

I wanna be the honey lemon that always makes you smile, and be the one you moan to, over a camomile;

I wanna be your PG Tips, your Yorkshire on the side,

And love me like milk with one sugar, and keep me by your side;

At night I’ll be your human cosy, that’s sure to keep you warm,

And whatever life may throw at us, a cuppa will keep us calm.

I don’t want much, just want your love, the Earl to your Lady Grey;

And promise me you’ll let me be, forever your favourite, cup of tea.

Kevin’s poetry to be featured on the World Poetry Reading Series, at 1:10 pm on Thursday 9 August

I am pleased to announce that I shall be appearing on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, http://worldpoetry.ca, at 1:10 pm PST, on Thursday 9 August.

I shall be discussing (and reading from) my forthcoming collection “The Writer’s Pen And Other Poems”.

I am grateful to Ariadne Sawyer of The World Poetry Reading Series for her kind invitation to appear on her show. I hope that you will join me this coming Thursday.

For those of you who are unable to do so, I shall link to the podcast of the show once this becomes available.

An Invitation from Kevin Morris…

My Old Clock

Poet and author Kevin Morris invites you to join him for the launch of
his latest poetry collection My Old Clock I Wind and other poems on
Wednesday 5th July at 6.30pm at the Railway Bell, 14 Cawnpore Street, Norwood, London SE19 1PF

Further details about the venue can be found HERE

The title poem of the book.

My Old Clock I Wind

My old clock I wind
And much philosophy therein find.
I can bring
The pendulum’s swing
To a stop With my hand,
Yet I can not command
Time to default
On his duty and halt
The passing of the years.
He has no ears
For our laughter and tears
And his sickle will swing on
Long after we are gone

About Kevin Morris

Kevin comes from Liverpool and attended a number of schools for the
sight impaired and following his A-levels went onto study for his BA in
History and Politics and then his MA in Political Theory at Swansea
University.

Since 1994 he has lived and worked in London where he works
full-time and since 2012 has found the time to write and publish books
and post interesting articles on his blog New Author Online.

The added twist to this is that Kevin uses software that most of you reading this will never have to utilise.
Kevin has been blind since a blood clot caused severe damage when he was
just 18 months old.

Whilst he possesses enough vision to distinguish between light and dark and can see the outlines of objects he requires the assistance of Jaws (Job access with speech) and braille to use his computer.

However, you will find as you enjoy conversations via the web that this
does not cramp his style in anyway and he is a prolific author with
several published collections of his short stories.

Here are Kevin’s Online Links:

BlogGoodreadsTwitter
Kevin’s Amazon US author page
Kevin’s Amazon UK author page

Wine and cheese will be provided for guests on the evening and other drinks and refreshments can be purchased at the bar.

Please RSVP to Kevin Morris directly at his email: newauthoronline (AT) gmail (DOT) com

In terms of getting to the venue, the nearest station is Gipsy Hill, which is about a 5 minute walk from the pub.

Crsytal Palace Station is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the pub.

Kevin looks forward to welcoming you on 5th July to celebrate the publication of his latest work.