Poetry Archive

  • Verse Not Purse; No Green, Free Bean; Can’t Write for Toffee, Still Blagged a Coffee …

    Verse Not Purse; No Green, Free Bean; Can’t Write for Toffee, Still Blagged a Coffee …

    Though I sometimes still have the odd couplet or rhyme floating around my head (mainly the works of the late Christopher Wallace), I jacked in writing poetry a long time ago, mainly because I’m not very good. Not long after I got started with with this blog, I stuck up a couple of my better […]

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  • Dawdling Shoes

    Dawdling Shoes

    Children are natural poets. The title is straight from my eldest boy's mouth; the inspiration from every unselfish minute he gives me.

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  • Pangolin

    Pangolin

    A few years ago I was climbing up a forest stream in Miaoli with a kiwi pal and came across one of these fellows. He was dead but it was a really moving experience, which inspired the following verse. These guys are in serious danger of extinction, a very sad predicament for a fascinating mammal. Pangolin (2007) […]

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