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Saint Theresa

Saint Theresa

A Poem by Zugzwang


St. TeresaI have endured agonies, tonight’sIs no greater, but it is of divineAspect, more holy and more terrible.It matters not, I relinquish co..
Buy This Poem

Buy This Poem

A Poem by Zugzwang


Buy this PoemThe ads for things are everywhere:“Good on ya Mum!” for ‘Tip-Top’ breadThe ad tells you the kids say “Yeah!..
Rain

Rain

A Poem by Zugzwang


The cornflower-blue morningPromised joy and light, But the doom-grey clouds settled and Subdued the day.Rain has a quiet power.Like death, it brooks n..
To Grip a Pen

To Grip a Pen

A Poem by Zugzwang


Any number of styles existfor holding one's pen -The Asian is different to the European;the lower two fingers bunchedinto a truncated fist,planted fir..
Under the Stars

Under the Stars

A Poem by Zugzwang


This is a practice piece for a course I'm doing- a Ghazal
Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

A Poem by Zugzwang


On the ocean of consciousness, sheer white cliffspronounce the presenceof the parts of ourselvesthat we choose to see.But our icebergdoes not bob on t..
A Date with Destiny

A Date with Destiny

A Poem by Zugzwang


The girl with blue eyessquats in the shadows.A concrete-honed switchbladewinks prettilyfrom out of the gloom.The thin blade screamsfor you to come clo..
The Barefoot Rich Kids

The Barefoot Rich Kids

A Poem by Zugzwang


The barefoot rich kidsare singing 'California Dreaming'in the mall again.Their voices are harmonious, pure, oh-so-sincere, and totally devoid of soul...
Forbidden Magic

Forbidden Magic

A Poem by Zugzwang


I have placed enchanted locks on the peaks and valleys of my mind - they are a mystery to me, as captivating and enigmatic as any lost continent...
The winter crows

The winter crows

A Poem by Zugzwang


The winter crows are back, cawing about God knows what; robbing nests, spearing baby birds, and sundry other ..

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