Poetry, Short Stories & Plays
The Very Now Poems are exactly that: war in Ukraine, global warming, the cost-of-living crisis, a visit to A & E, insomnia-yes, they’re there.
But it’s not all doom and gloom: even the direst situations can be leavened with humour. No matter how scary the world, we need to be entertained: alongside action to save our planet and our future, we need comfort. We need to be able to smile, whether by recalling the special places in our lives, or by the very words themselves, reminding us how full even the meanest life can be.
One poem (Puddings) is simply about the pleasure of puddings; another (The Comfort of Chocolate) twins global warming with-well, the title says it all. It helps nothing if we’re stunned into despair. Even an unwelcome sexual encounter can be transmuted into dark humour (Pigeon Pecked).
The poems offer a shared recognition, words that chime; satisfying rhymes here and there (Dark Matter) a quantum poem; love 21st century style (What of Love). Poems with a literary feel (Disclosure); poems that declare themselves more stridently; the cat poem (Cat and Mouse) -it’s all here.
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