Poetry

Does a Spider? (1986)

A poem inspired by William Blake but with a twist.


Jam (1987)

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.


Lullaby (1992)

A goodnight song that ponders on the mystery of a child's mind.


Mondrian (1993)

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)

Word Art

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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