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Polar bears in summer

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Europe’s finest can be found here on the weekends,

Trying hard to be cool and fit into the local scene,

Weekend warriors hoping to make it in the big city,

Luck may find them the partner of their dreams.

After a long hot lazy day spent on the sandy beach,

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We are all poets: poetry in the Age of Narcissium

Started by alan jefferies in Discussions Mar 2. 0 Replies

“We're all poets” - poetry in the Age of Narcissism by Alan Jefferies“And of course this fashion for poetry readings has led to a kind of poetry that you can understand first go: easy rhythms, easy emotions, easy syntax. I don’t think it stands up…Continue

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Stygian Selfie

Started by Daniel John Kofler in Member Poetry. Last reply by Thomas Kotsonis Jun 26, 2017. 1 Reply

Flash me a sign that isn't a finger or a crucifixionStick your fingers down my throatUntil you reach my heartAnd squeeze that black pebble so it starts beating again.Shitting in a bag and breathing through a tubeIs a hard habit to break.There's a…Continue


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Just as small green tendrils that manage to creep through the concreteSearching for light, fighting for lifeResilient and persevering, surviving with only a glimmer of chanceShe too pushed through the oppressivenessWith not much hopeShe fought and…Continue

We are all poets, or ... poetry in the age of narcissism ...

Started by alan jefferies in Discussions. Last reply by alan jefferies Jun 30, 2016. 4 Replies

We're all poets, or poetry in the Age of Narcissism I encountered this view very early on  in my life as a poet. I remember going to a party in inner-city Sydney in the late seventies. By then I'd been publishing and giving readings for a few years…Continue

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