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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MUSE

Then, before dusk, waiting for her to come,
Life seemed to be hanging in the balance
With that honour, that youth, that freedom
That her visits dancing tune enhance.

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A POET’S WORLD SONG

Oh poetic voice, reach beyond boundaries!

Seek further for the truth within all forms,
Please transcend within and without us all
Even if the emotion tears open our heart,

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SHE

Heaven in our world can start, clearly seen in her heart;
Opening each new petal reveals another scent
When the filled soul is content
And eternal love plays her part.

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SONNETS XVI: LOVE AND ART

Of course as with all writers who pen with ink
.        There is high and the low and a mediocre style,
.        In marble imagining too comes the rich or vile,
.        Which only later I came to with my worth link;
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OFFERING HER SONGS – Number 15

My joy is to sing
        poems to the World.
When her song is deep
.         I sit and hear her voice.
                 In a world of working things,
.                  where everyone lives but me,
                 my heart finds her words
                                  without your goals!

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