Biography of Mark Heathcote
I like all kinds of poems but I tend to gravitate toward eastern spiritual poetry.
My muse almost demands it of me. So you may find quite a few being poured out from time to time.
I all so write many songs, when the poem spring runs dry, as a form of creative writing.
I work with adult learning difficulties as a support worker in the UK. Home town is Manchester. My other interests are in gardening and art. I had a really poor education, but try to improve with every write. I hope you’ll enjoy visiting my writes…
- Botanist sent to find me -new-
- Dappled light -new-
- Fledgling bird at my door -new-
- Yellow on purple I dream of you -new-
- Will you not ask me in? -new-
- But honestly what do I believe -new-
- Fortune favours the brave -new-
- Unseen grace -new-
- Vital -new-
- The world has turned the sun about -new-
- The First We Learnt -new-
- I Want To Be A Hapless, Happy Bee -new-
- The universe is just a child too?
- The star alight that’s fan flamed in you
Mark Heathcote Poems
River Street Urchins
River street urchins, The gutters are swelling. [Waiting…] for the sky—you and I To reach—the storm drains of joy.
The wedding cake couple
The wedding cake couple Held hands on-top in vigil Clinging on to each other tightly There ‘I do's' written in song
This is who we are
The biggest monument to peace Ever built was the Great Wall of China. Troubled times constitute bigger walls Fear is the fabric of life.
poverty is a gift
Father - poverty is a gift Ask any bird taking a rain bath Son, don't make me laugh There's nothing but rain
Your kisses inflame my thoughts
You'd like us to talk, well it's banal. Your kisses inflame my thoughts, Like a war correspondents journal. All they do is lead to more potshots
The sun has gone into shade And, turned a corner She will not be returning Not neither soon… nor later
I Want To Be A Hapless, Happy Bee -new-
I want to dive into a flower Be engulfed by its desire I want to feel its living fire its power Source its One-sunlight prior.
Two poems of two line poems
The still pools reflection, what clarity, within its deepest depths it holds? Until a trouble mind bestirs, silts of time. Looking for what else unfolds.
A Flower Cut From Desire
The lotus is a flower cut from desire Whatever her hue, her petals attire She is the goddess that sank into — The muddy waters - arose anew.
For The Moon Has Made You Her Sun
The moon has circled your sins Made a white wedding band for you You must to the sound of her violins Be wed before the morning dew -
I believe fate dealt me an albatross… A cloud for whatever road, I chose cross. I know its self-fulfilling prophecy: I'm a land creature quite obviously,
A father’s love for a teenage son
Who gave that almighty yell? Like a giant with a rotten tooth ache. “What in Lucifer’s name” this sour taste? “What in damnations name” that awful smell?
WE should not fear injustice SHOULD its cruelty bring sadness? FEEL otherwise quietly, contented. SORROW is their shame cemented.
Hopes & tears
All hopes & tears
in the souls
and hearts of all you’ve loved
and blossom on & on…
into a new eternal plane
where the sun
is always cordially, shining
because you have such
A deep emotion
and passion truly felt
worth its salt