A Noble Silence – freshly illustrated poem

A Noble Silence reduced

A Noble Silence – poem 2007 by Malcolm Evison –

illustration by Malcolm Evison added August 2017

 

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Two Vintage Poems – freshly illustrated

THOUGHT - poem

THOUGHT – a poem from the 1960s, newly illustrated – Malcolm Evison

 

PRAYER - poem 1970

PRAYER – a poem from 1970, freshly illustrated

 

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For These Small Mercies (we proffer thanks)

For These Small Mercies (we proffer thanks)

 

Today, so far at least,
is one of gentle shattered-ness;
welcome relief

from yesterday’s griping
pain and aches.
An ever present undertow,

of generalized discomfort,

still leaves the space
for a richly varied range
of sensory attacks.

Will it be muscles,
joints, gastritis, or other
less easily defined

components of
the neurological kind.
Today at least

I have enjoyed a time
of gentle relaxation,
an ease of body

and a calmer mind.

 

Malcolm Evison
20 July 2017

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Revisiting Shepp – illustrated poem

Revisiting Shepp

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A Question of Balance

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Man For His Age – a poem

    MAN FOR HIS AGE

 

Care-worn he leads

his guilt free life,

turns fears

into a bar-room joke –

 

he never fails

though sometimes falls

a victim to

“the changing times”.

 

Suburban heroes never weep,

they share with celluloid

an inability to bleed.

 

He veils his sorrows in

a sentimental song

and never sins –

 

his standards are complete

and up to date.

 

A true son

of a dying race.

 

 

 

 

      Malcolm Evison

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ADAM & EVE – two poems

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