Harbour (Bare)

Away from imbroglios and brouhahas

To the torpid shorelines

Of oleaginous waves

Awash from dread and doubt

Brings forth a pulsing sorrow

Overwhelmed by drowning blues

Of sea and sky and burning sand

Of land-bound winds and crashing wake

In tranquility life is muted

Gulls spin on a mobile

Star-shaped shadows flit across the sand

Concave dune and convex contour

Shrill bell-cry through feathered throats

Rhythmic scuttling under the pier

Careful crab claws collect

Treasures no other would keep

But the high tide who’d steal them back

Stagnant indifference arrests the heart

The ocean recedes toward the horizon

Fish lay putrid and silver

In the stale rays of the day

And the rotted oyster tide

Hulls groan and chip their paint

Their decks creak in horror

Restless convicts of the bay

Knock the lynch-pin wharf

Inward cries split the ribs

Unbearable benevolence

I’d destroy it if I could

To bring an equilibrium

Wrapped in gloom-cloaked wings

She calls my name I am soothed

The oleaginous waves

The torpid shorelines

Wash away dread and doubt

 

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A Poem – Lunatic

Sun up –

The lily flowers open sweetly.

The stillness of the day insects betray.

Silent birds perch brooding in the shade;

In undergrowth the sweating lizards lay.

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A Poem – Juniper

Written below is an exclusive poem – one that encompasses an entire chapter of Tenebrae Manor. Read at your own discretion; there are minimal spoilers if you have not yet read Tenebrae Manor. Entitled Juniper, the poem entails the protagonist Bordeaux and his journey through a foreign land. Influenced by epic poems such as Iliad and The Divine Comedy, Juniper is the most unique chapter of Tenebrae Manor.

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Coming Soon! – A Boy Named Art [Paperback]

I hope that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! I am pleased to announce the release of the short story / poem – A Boy Named Art. Illustrated paperback copies will be available on Amazon from 1st December 2014. This special edition of the dark and quirky poem is full of illustrations by the author and would make the perfect Christmas present for kids and adults alike. Kindle editions will also be available. Until then I’d love to invite you to add A Boy Named Art to your Goodreads shelf by clicking the image below. Merry Christmas and stay tuned for more information!

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