in the moment

my faithful hound
displays that ease
of being in the moment –

eyes closed
and lips aligned
into a smile

suggesting ecstasy –
as in a state of bliss –

it thrills
yet fills me
brim full of envy

as health concerns
and turmoil of emotions
have long since

cast aside
such calm


malcolm evison
15 february 2017

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Time & Tide

       Time & Tide

presence and absence

jointly proclaim

a boundary


a living space

a time

where one was changed


and wrought

a difference –

presence and absence


jointly define

a living space

confirm a place


where once a life

was lived

and changed


and in its turn

wrought change





malcolm evison

01 – 04 december 2016

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and still – the dog walks me (first draft)

legs quivering,
like a spluttering candle,
I wondered
if they would carry me
down footpath and bridleways
of Piper’s evening walk.

I managed,just; then felt
relieved to reach
the portal
of our shared abode.

Exhaustion breaks me, the result
not only of today’s exertion but,
rather a reminder
of last night’s sparse
and troubled sleep.

The sun may shine
on just and unjust alike –
but then it rains

it pours, a plenitude
of aches and pains,

a multitude
of torments to endure

malcolm evison
15 november 2016

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How to become President

How to become President

get what you can
by any means
you can

if at first
you don’t succeed

throw a tantrum
until they yield

to your demand


malcolm evison – 09 November 2016


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ACCORDION – Illustrated Poem


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SPIKE and BURDOCK – two illustrated Poems


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burdock – a new poem

a brand new, freshly minted poem of mine,

can be found on


entitled burdock

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