Ivan Donn Carswell


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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!

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  • 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

Best Poem of Ivan Donn Carswell

In-Between

you caught me in-between
those things I didn’t start
and the few that
simply got away

a dozen red ensconced on
dining table doesn’t mean
commencement of a
monumental drunk

it’s rather more intent
to read each label carefully
before I lay them down to rest

but somewhere in the middle of
a sandwich
planned for lunch and need
to bake tomorrow’s bread

plus espresso machine
prepared coffee
– events
went off the beam

should explain I do
not see these things
as jobs to do but mood effects
which...

Read the full of In-Between

Bilove Ran Out/I/B

the simple account
love ran out
no-longer sustained by
medieval bracelets charmed
with romantic favour

you could see it
as attributed by fate
grafted in years of hard labour

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