Monday, 30 May 2011

Lost The Game

His team lost
The game
All fury
Was with
Guns cocked
Expelled uponst
The rival team:

Well, this poem speaks for itself, - the short line structure reflecting the anger of the poetic voice - building incrementum as the anger rises. This would probably suitably describe the feelings of an angry football fan.

Sunday, 29 May 2011


Upon rocks of
Despair, lying
In oil
Of a thousand
How does the yolk
Fail to please.

If I had to take a guess at the message behind this poem, I would infer that 'eggs' symbolize the rebirth of humanity. As such the 'yolk' must logically be symbolic of the fundamental egocentricity of man - which never "Fail[s] to please"; or at least, never fails to please the individual. As a side note: eggs are delicious. Especially scrambled.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


He pays the price
For something nice
The price is that
The product asks
And yet
As though he's peering
Through a mask
It seems to him
Not too great
A task
Held within his
Hands at last

The imagery created by the word 'mask' demonstrates how often the 'ends' far outweigh the 'means' in importance and the individual is blind to the downfalls of any such 'means' . Could this poem be inspired by the fact the author just bought a Bon Iver ticket?

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Man Kicks Ball

Man kicks ball
For one
For all
But why must the goal, be
To score in the goal
When all that separates
From losing
In the perception of
Inanimate reality

I think this poem highlights the insignificance of the individual, judged by a reality incapable of being conscious, and yet, ironically, responsible for the individuals perception of himself. Yep, this definitely isn't in any way related to football.

Monday, 16 May 2011


Man lies in bed
To rest his head
Upon the pillow
Of restfulness
From which
The energy
Of the man

This poem speaks for itself; the energy of man comes from the sleep which he acquires. As such, the reader can interpret that the 'pillow' must surely represent the ambitions of man, which he must put his mind to before any positive outcome - surely symbolised by the word 'energy' - can be achieved.
All of the above is about to 'transpire'.

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Will they ever
Know ya
Will they ever
Show ya
Need more

This short verse highlights the human obsession with detachment from reality - through the medium of Soma (a drug concocted by Huxley in his Brave New World). the rhetorical question 'Will they ever' enforces the sense that there is a fundamental uncertainty about whether Soma is a benign of a malignant force.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Another Cup

Another cup
Is never enough
Half full
Won't fill the cup
Half empty
And one feels
Out of luck
Will the liquid?
Within the vessel
Ever be enough
To appetite

Lucidly demonstrated within the confines of this verse, is  the greed of the tea drinker; the corrupted mindset of the caffeine addict, 'embezzled' by the effects of the drug. From this, appears to stem the unfathomable avarice of man, whom never accepts the cup is full. Or have I just been drinking too many hot beverages?..

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


After, the work
Is done
Completion is
Achieved, within
The mind of the worker
Perhaps not?
The observer, who
May view with sceptical
The work of man, is

Perhaps this verse shows the way in which any achievement is only truly completed within the eye of the achiever; demonstrating the critical nature of all those not participants in the manufacturing process. I think this poem shows that only when the artisan is satisfied, is the art done. Perhaps this definition could be applied to one's coursework? YES.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


How long must one lie
In a hammock?
Before they get
And leave
How long can one lie
In a hammock?
Why the answer's

This poem addresses a very serious flaw - or perhaps unavoidable trait - of the human race: the act of lying. Assuming the 'hammock' is symbolic of how, as humans, we use lying as a safety mechanism to protect us from a fall; whether it be from power, favour, of  any other human virtue. The use of the lexis 'indefinitely' demonstartes the concept that humankind cannot detach itself from the act of lying, whilst the ellipses are packed with uncertainty for the future which will prevail from this deadly flaw. Perhaps the author was inspired to write this whilst sitting in a hammock? Certainly not.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Walking In The Air

Man walks in air
To where?
The air, I tell thee
See clear
Beneath the sky of dark
To what avail
Does the man take fright.

Highlighted within this inspired collection of verse, is the manner in which it is when one feels they are above all as they walk 'in air' that they are most vulnerable - demonstrated through the phrase 'take fright', which conveys the fragility of an over zealous ego. Does this have anything to do with the song?.. No.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Man Sits On Chair

Man sits on chair
Without care
Observes nature, from
Indelible cocoon of
He believes all
To be free
But the touch of
Man, by eyes alone
Leaves all ravaged
The lone

Highlighted within this poem is the way mere observation by man is in itself enough to destroy that which he favours as beauty. The unrivalled naivety of the human mind is offset against the damage it can inflict upon its surroundigns; leaving "The loan [human] / Alone". Of course, perhaps the writer just wrote this because they were sitting outside.