Treasure Island

michael oliver

(13-4-1948 / swansea)

Fourteen lines


Smoking in the door
Smoking from the rain
Loud at night experts
Hellow Geezer through traffic
I remember explaining anatomy
On his ripped torso
While my mate prattled
His prophetic religion spiel
Prognostication flowing from him
Albinus and Vesallius quietude
My certainties soft bloom
Now in this passing
I am recognized 'Geezer'

Submitted: Monday, January 07, 2013

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This is just an excercise to keep my craft skills alert. I pass this pub every night on my way home from work this records one passing.It is a bit influenced by The American style of writng which I admire but just canot achieve

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  • Luscious Larry (1/7/2013 6:33:00 PM)

    The Dogg says you're boffo, and dang it, he's right. Loud at night experts! That is sublime, man! (Report) Reply

  • Steven Ralph (1/7/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    Yes! This is excellent poetry. I think you 'achieve' a great deal. The author knows how to Put The Words Together. I love 'prattled' and 'My certainties soft bloom...' Recommending! (Report) Reply

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