Does a Spider? (1986)
A poem inspired by William Blake but with a twist.
Everything you could ever want to know about jam.
The Rape of the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1989)
A story of nearly mythical creatures destroyed by pollution.
The Little Frog (1991)
A playful children's story about a sad frog who was kissed by a princess, and then abandonned to his fate. Luckily his wise friend Bunny comes to the rescue.
A goodnight song that ponders on the mystery of a child's mind.
A critique of Piet Mondrian's rectangular paintings.
Jasmine and Alexandra (1995)
A poem in praise of my two cats who alternately love and pursue each other.
The Viper (1999)
Another Blake-inspired poem about the predatory behavior of a viper.
Je Ne Vinaigrette Rien (2011)
A parody of a life lived hard, and perhaps too well.
The Death of Books (2012)
A melancholy meditation on seeing a set of encyclopedias turned into a coffee table.
A Rose (2014)
A beseeching love poem in the classical tradition.
The Rose (2013)
A robust rejection of the love poem "A Rose", in classical language, but with a modern edge.
A Child? (2013)
The quest to have a child, ending in a successful adoption.
The Lonely Room (2013)
A heart-felt reflection of the limits of rational thought in the face of personal tragedy.
Saint Cecilia in Boston (2013)
A wistful recollection of an unexpectedly bleak Christmas Eve in Boston, with my best friend, and how it ended happily in a great conversation.
The Cat is on my Mouse Pad (2013)
A humorous poem about my cat attacking my computer mouse in pursuit of food, and how it works every time.
The Montagues and Capulets (2014)
A playful retelling of the story of Romeo and Juliet, in which the families conspire to have the two marry each other, with disasterous consequences.
Friary Park (2014)
A miniature naval battle is staged to prevent Friary Park Pond from being filled in by the local council.
Poems as sound recordings:
Jasmine and Alexandra (7.6 MBytes)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
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