The House Of The Tragic Poet

The House Of The Tragic Poet short poem

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“see,
the hills above Fuiggi
are aflame” she says,
“they melt in smoke”

but no,
pockets of sky
descend in mist
to hide in trees
or lie in wells of
tall grass and vine,
as you walk
you tread on
fragments of cloud and
burst droplets of sky
which then cling
to your hair
in fine dew

“as we end”
says the tragic poet,
“we should walk some
sky together before it
too, dissolves in hard
daylight”

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By way of introduction, I’ve had masses of material published in all manner of strange and obscure places, magazines, websites, anthologies and books. I’ve also worked as a Stand-Up Poet on the ‘Alternative Cabaret Circuit’, and I’ve interviewed very many people from the worlds of Literature, SF-Fantasy, Art and Rock-Music for a variety of publications (a selection of my favourite interviews collected into the recent ‘Headpress’ book ‘I WAS ELVIS PRESLEY’S BASTARD LOVE-CHILD’). My latest book is ‘DON'T CALL ME NIGGER, WHITEY: SLY STONE & BLACK POWER’. I look forward to your feedback...ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS NO MATCH FOR NATURAL STUPIDITY!!! Check out my website ‘EIGHT MILES HIGHER’ – ‘The Blogspot for People Who Don’t Like Blogspots’ – latest postings include ‘Music From Sheffield: The Box’ interviews/history, Kurt Vonnegut 1983 interview, full Bill Nelson interview-live/album review-discog retrospective with rare archive art, ‘The Lost Worlds Of Arthur Conan Doyle: His SF, Fantasy & Horror’, Neil Sedaka Live, Elvis: My Visit To Graceland & Sun Studios with photos, ‘Rogue Moon’ by Algis Budrys – history & analysis, Cassandra Complex 1988 interview, and more… monthly updates at http://andrewdarlington.blogspot.com
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Nadeem Qazilbash
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Walk some Sky. Such a beautiful thought and choice of words, taking the reader to another dimension of this universe.

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