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Howling Bloody Hell
Homage to Marcus Slease
ARCHETYPE Sonnet No. 42
Love of Rarest Vintage
Once Upon A Lifetime
Overtones of Holmes
Life's Indelible Beat
Sonnet No. 36–Citation
Chained Tears
Ode to a Bookshop
A Grain of Sand
Europe's Decline
Celtic Vibrations
Morning Mists
Cymru (Wales)
Old Men of My Village
Salt of the Earth
Windy Frenzy
Where the Hand, Human, Went
A Love Song
The Chess players
Love Is So Unwise
The Triple Muse
Spring Rain
Winter Sunset
Always 'There'
Angels in the Sky
Imperishable Essence
Urge of Creation
Collector's Items
Child of Delight
Cleaning out Attics
The Artist
Love's Sublime Echo
No Borders
Honest Song's Measure
Sappho's Echo
Fullest Moon
Sonnet No. 19
The Lovers
Mythologies & Deities
Overtones of Robert Frost
Sonnet No. 9

Sonnet No 19

(for Sappho)

"Eros, you burn us", Sappho's lines, ring so clear,
sublime chimes, salvaged, of love's lust: "Convulsed, greener
than grass" - paint pictures keener by far, than any
artist, before, or after her: simple words tease,
tantalize minds, ancient worlds drift, lift modern man's
aching spirit upwards, bridging gaps of cent'ries:
ignoring time's lapse: fertile fugues lure yearning
spirits, strumming awesome music maps, lyrical
harmonies, spill sap, fill laps, as love's passionate
darts, sting hearts: intimate, infinite, footfall sprouts
spring flowers heard beneath feet: spread carpets of white
trefoil : would that I could bring like poems as gift,
honoring name and fame, kindling fiery flame:
sweet muse of song and lute to you these lines I write.

Panmelys 2012