Ivan Donn Carswell


Ivan Donn Carswell
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...If I said I wrote poetry for a reason I’d have to defend my reasoning every day. So I don’t. I write for fun – and if it isn’t fun it’s better than being bored or feeling useless. I admit to feeling bored and useless occasionally.

But there is more to Poetry than one man’s opinion of it.
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There are many views – no less especially here. Most, sadly, are neither original nor particularly new because that is what we’ve come to expect as an unforgiving characteristic of this Site.
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But occasionally there are gems to be found, wicked nuggets of gold garnered from sparsest sands. I’m tossing in what I can. If you’ve encountered something of mine ... more »

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  • Nafisa Rafi (3/2/2016 2:42:00 PM)

    Ummmm, are you the one who commented on each n every poem of mine on
    www.ham-zay.blogspot.ca
    ?
    If yes, then a huge thank you! It's an honour to have my poems read by you! Ur amazing!

  • David Desantis (7/16/2008 7:32:00 AM)

    Easily one of the finest poets on this site, Ivan has taught me many things about structure, design and flow. I'm always extremely impressed when I read his work, and recommend his poetry as ESENTIAL reading to anyone who appreciates true talent.

  • Emancipation Planz (4/2/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    I have found a new teacher... sure I might wag some days... but be it pet or trouble... when I turn up to class 'I put my hand up....... [careful too many law suits appearing around school discipline] and rediscover....

  • Paul Buttigieg Paul Buttigieg (9/28/2007 12:27:00 AM)

    I have only just discovered Ivan's poetry and I love it.

  • Not a member No 4 (2/3/2007 6:10:00 AM)

    Tara got here first and I have to agree with everything she has to say. This guy is a Poem Hunter stalwart of the first order. Clear thinking and highly intelligent, teasing, funny, provocative, honest, compassionate and passionate where it counts, and a damned fine poet to boot! ! The only problem is that the stuff just pours out of him and it's murder trying to keep up! jim

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (2/1/2007 4:28:00 AM)

    An absolute rarity among poets - a gem. Expressive, erudite, emotive (often with a quasi-objective slant) . Ivan should be compulsory reading. Well... he is, for some of us! t x

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Best Poem of Ivan Donn Carswell

To Win A Game

How do you win a football game? Not by skill alone or clever plays,
in modern days the game has changed and subterfuge and actors
ways will pave the path to glory. Fitness pays a fair reward to keep
a fleetness in the feet, a clearness in the head, and special food
and clever drinks recharge the cells when batteries are low or dead.
But referees are certain keys to all the famous victories.
Linguistic tricks of lunatics in soccer strip are even matched by
hieroglyphs from coaches dressed in two piece suits, with
hearts on sleeves, grieving for the chances missed,...

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