Poetry and Spoken Word
Writing about humans, nature and the planet. Words for page and stage.
A selection of my poems. Find more on social media @mossmanpoet #mossmanpoet
Thoughts on poetry, poets, and creative inspiration.
- Still Breathing
Breathe each breath like it is your last
Not in that panicking huff and puff
Of resignation, stress or flight.
Breathe in deeply to your core
Taking in all that good air
Breathe out the stale to the last hiss
Fill your brain anew
Still your racing thoughts
To absorb that germ of a new idea
And grow it
By your calm creativity
Into a hope, a plan, a dream.
On National Poetry Day 7/10/21. A poem for today called Choice. As we all face the world again.
After this long period of anguish, hiding with nothing to do.
A calendar of;
Crossed out appointments,
Cancelled activities and
Months of only walking out with your one pal.
Now as the enclosing jungle of pandemic starts to died back. As these sheltered spaces begin to open up and we see others again out there.
Choices to be made. Choices to be made.
Commitments, old pleasures slowly begin again And the diary begins to come alive again. We warily engage once more and try to begin again.
Only to be faced with choices. That we carefully avoided in these lost years. Offered more than one thing to do in a day.
Have we lost the skill of deciding, choosing? Of navigating a social life and being out there making choices.
“Sorry can’t make it this time other things to do. See you next time.”
#mossmanpoet 2021 7/10 National Poetry Day
Links to my social media and other poetry sites and groups.
Pieces that have been published in anthologies and other collections.
A selection of video poems. See YouTube #mossmanpoet for more.