An Exciting Day: Foolish Poet Press Shop Launched

I am excited to say I am now officially a recognised author.  The Foolish Poet Press Shop is now Launched, with profits working to support good causes. My 2017 Christmas poem is released.  Above all today highlighted again how friendship is the glue that binds us all.

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The Purpose

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PRIVACY UPDATE JUNE 2018.  I have removed and deleted all names except authors.  I have also removed ability to subscribe and deleted all subscribers.  I already have all my friends e-mails and other means of sharing poems. BACK TO THE PURPOSE! With this site I will bring together various writings, quotes, and poems that interest me and that draw together the themes of my writing.  Rather than write in a conventional way I want to use this site to draw together all the themes of my writing into one full integrated whole.  It will be writing in it’s transparent rawness: at times incoherent how the threads hang together (like life), at times flowing and fully formed (like life).  Technology will aid it’s transparent form, which will also emerge with the writing. DEC 2017 UPDATE – ALL QUOTES AND POEMS WHICH REQUIRE PERMISSIONS FOR USE ARE NOW PASSWORD PROTECTED.  “Lawful behaviour is a lot more time consuming that reckless disregard.”  I now choose Lawful behaviour out of respect for my inspiring friends: the material will now only be available once appropriate permissions are approved or the material is available for free use.

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SONNETS OF ETERNAL HOPE – III

Oh please let the love I hold for you last
And survive all those times I live in fast;
In starvation’s hope for a fresh new way
Let me hold on, linger and with you stay.

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SONNETS OF ETERNAL HOPE – IV

Defined by the dwindling politicians, whose light dims
Ever-more in the ever widening divisions of a languid
Language which speaks only of power seeking limbs
And weakening ideologies where spoken words, turgid,

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XXVI

If I do interrogate when I am astonished
No new fresh flowers are born in the meadows
Nor does it change anything in the sun so that it becomes more beautiful…
(Even if fresh flowers were born in the meadow
And the sun changed to become more beautiful,
I might have felt that there were less flowers in the meadow
And believed the sun to be uglier….
Because everything is as it is and that’s how it is,
And I accept it, and not thank it,
So it doesn’t appear as if I think about it…)

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SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE – XLIII

How do I love you? Let me count how I do.
I love you deeply, so highly, with a certainty,
as my soul blindly extends, when with you
our existence touches and we make eternity.

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XXIII

My blue eyes are like the sky
Which is calm like water in the sunlight.
It is so, blue and calm,
Because we don’t interrogate not even in astonishment…

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