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Posted in Art, health, Mental Health, Poetry, work in progress with tags , on November 19, 2013 by Graeme Cooper

As the disembodied words

Of long-dead poets hang in the air

Like the memory of my Grandad’s Christmas cigar,

Febrile imaginings’ shadows are forced

Into twisted dance as unseen draught mangles

The flames of thought’s candles,

Wringing grotesque, demonic caricatures

From the sometime holy light.


Tangential echoes converge like ripples

From acidic raindrops

Distorting the reflection of heaven

To a Picassoesque parody  of

An unspeakable scream stuck in the throat

Of murdered innocence like a sixpence

Until only moths emaerge

Confused by too many moons

Consumed in a single moment, rendered unreal.

Josephine Corcoran

Josephine Corcoran's website & blog

Shore Poets

Scotland's Leading Platform for Live Poetry

Katie Anderson

Artist based in South West Scotland; interested in people, places, materials and collaborative practice.

Big Ape Diary

Poetic Offshoots from the Scottish Jungle


Poetry that purrs. It's reowr because the cat said so.

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

Unbound Boxes Limping Gods

The writer gives life to a story, the reader keeps it alive.

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

Sunflower Poetry

Poetry of the heart, from the prairies to the world.

everyday amazing

spreading good cheer, fun & love for life

Eclipsing Winter

Poetry, prose and anything else my itchy pen decides to scratch


sculpting the imagination

Oyez Review

The literary magazine of the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University

Bhdandme's Blog

Just another weblog

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.


Poets Pub

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