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From The Selected Poems of K Morris

In the restaurant, it’s just the waiter and I;
While outside the window
Vehicles speed by.
“There are a lot of beautiful women outside today,”
He remarks by way
Of conversation.

I drink
My wine and think
About this nation
On whose empire the sun would never set.
Kipling may regret;
Yet,
The sun continues to shine
And there is curry
And wine,
Whilst in the street
Multiracial feet
Hurry along
Beating out a more or less harmonious song.

“Kipling May Regret” can be found in my “Selected Poems”, which is available in paperback or as a Kindle download https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/

My Selected Poems Mentioned in “Echoes in An Empty Room”

My thanks to Hannah of Echoes in An Empty Room, for including my Selected Poems in her post entitled “Books to Read in Lockdown By Authors You May Not Know”.

For the post please follow this link, https://echoesinanemptyroom.com/2020/11/11/books-to-read-in-lockdown-by-authors-that-you-may-not-know/

A Poem for November 5th (Bonfire Night)

In honour of bonfire or Guy Fawkes Night, I am reproducing below my poem “Catherine Wheel”, which can be found in “The Selected Poems of K Morris”:

Catherine Wheel
Sometimes I feel
Like a Catherine wheel;
My words as sparks,
Lighting the dark.
But who in December
Remembers
The fifth of November?

“The Selected Poems of K Morris” is available as a Kindle download or in paperback from Amazon, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.

The Joys of Legal Deposit

Please note, the below post will be of particular interest to those authors who publish in the United Kingdom.

Last week, I received an email from The Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries which begins,

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“Dear Publisher,

On behalf of the Legal Deposit Libraries, these being the Bodleian Library Oxford University, The Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and Trinity College Dublin and in accordance with the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 or the Irish Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, as appropriate, …”.

The email then goes on to request that I send 5 copies of “The Selected Poems of K Morris”, to the Agency for Legal Deposit, who will forward them on to the above named libraries.

Under the relevant UK legislation, a copy should also be sent to the British Library. However I had already provided my “Selected Poems” to the British Library shortly following it’s publication in August 2019, hence I am not required to resubmit my work to the BL.

I must confess to not having any (print) copies of my “Selected Poems” in stock (other than my own personal copy). I will, therefore need to order 5 copies from Amazon to comply with the above request. Being familiar with the regulations concerning Legal Deposit I ought, of course to have ensured that I kept 5 copies to one side in order to comply with the legislation and it is a lesson to me to do so in future!

Amazon operates a print on demand (POD) model, consequently it will be easy to re-order the requisite number of copies. I do, however wish that I had thought ahead and kept 5 copies aside!

(To read more about Legal Deposit please visit this link, https://www.legaldeposit.org.uk/.

The paperback edition of my “Selected Poems” can be found here, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Selected-Poems-K-Morris/dp/1688049800/

 

A Wonderful Review of My “Selected Poems”

I was pleased to receive a wonderful review of my “Selected Poems”. To read the review please follow this link, https://echoesinanemptyroom.com/2020/10/21/the-selected-poems-of-k-morris/.

To read a free sample, or to purchase my “Selected Poems”, please go to https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.

One of My poems Included On Dodo Modern Poets

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I am pleased to announce that my poem “The Man With the Mop” has been included on Dodo Modern Poets for September 2020. To listen to my poem (and that of the other contributors), please visit, http://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com/2020/09/virtual-dodo-3-september-2020.html.

“The Man With the Mop” can be found in “The Selected Poems of K Morris”, which can be accessed here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.

A Poem From My “Selected Poems”

The traffic noise momentarily fades.
No words,
Just the singing of birds,
And a yearning for woodland glades.

(“Indefinable” can be found in my Selected Poems”, which is available here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the UK), and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/. (for amazon.com customers).

Mopping Up

Earlier today, I recorded my poem “The Man with the Mop”:

(“The Man with the Mop” can be found in my “Selected Poems”, which is available on Amazon, and can be found here, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the UK), and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.)

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/.

Rain

I have long been a lover of the rain. It refreshes hot dirty streets and reinvigorates the seemingly dead vegetation.

The below poem came to me as I lay in bed listening to the rain drumming on my window pane. It can be found in my “Selected Poems”, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.