The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then
Everyday I think about dying About disease, starvation, violence, terrorism, war, the end of the world. It helps keep my mind off things.
If the heart bleeds love, bare it,
If the martyr's crown fits, wear it.
There's the moon trying to look romanticMoon's too old that's her troubleAren't we all?
If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul
If I decide to be indecisive, that's my decision.
Let me die a youngman's death not a clean and in-between- the-sheets, holy-water death.
Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together
by thus keeping one pace ahead of myself I need never catch up with the truth.
You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
I could never begin a poem: 'When I am dead' In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way.
I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems
People can put their best poems straight onto the web.
Do people who wave at trains Wave at the driver, or at the train itself? Or, do people who wave at trains Wave at the passengers? Those hurtling strangers, The unidentifiable flying faces?
The general at the radar screenRubbed his hands with glee,And grinning pressed the buttonAnd started world war three.
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