SIMPLE POEMS FOR COMPLEX FOLK by Cliff Howard
Poems I’ve written can be seen on my other personal website:
For those interested, I hope you enjoy some of my 56 short poems in rhyme, published on ISSUU – ‘Simple Poems for Complex Folk’.
Paintings can stimulate poems yet born, that comfort and uplift the old or forlorn.
Poems can conjure a memorable time, of loveliness, warmth and passion sublime.
My poetry has largely been influenced by:-
Eighteenth century poets:
William Blake; Robert Burns; William Wordsworth; Charlotte Smith; Lord Byron; Percy Bysshe Shelly; John Keats.
Nineteenth century poets:
Ralph Emerson; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Henry Longfellow; Alfred Lord Tennyson; Robert Browning; Emily Brontë; Letitia Elizabeth Landon; Adam Lindsay Gordon ; Thomas Hardy.
Twentieth century poets and lyricists:
Banjo Patterson; Rudyard Kipling; William Butler Yeats; Henry Lawson; D.H. Lawrence; T.S. Elliot; A.A. Milne; Judith Wright; Les Murray AO; Bob Dylan; Paul McCartney; Carole King; James Taylor.
The Epitaph [ poem ]
Some read or write ramblings or prose, best seen when fresh like dew and the rose.
They’re not new words not even the rhyme, we are but a wing on the breeze of time.
Haiku is nice like sake and rice, but poems take my thought to Stilton and port.
Thoughts are like breaths In a sonnet or song, part of life’s symphony – too short, never long.
Is it a blessing or is it a curse? . . .
. . . relentless rhyme hypnotic verse.