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time & tide – illustrated poem

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Listening to Stockhausen with Colin aged 14 months – a poem

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impromptu response to a high court injunction against the CWU – a poem

Towards An Autocratic State (apropos the ruling against the CWU)     Greater love hath no judge than to lay down the law against the working man –   Thou shalt not interfere with the profiteers whom we have gifted … Continue reading

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Proprietary Rites

PROPRIETARY RITES   These aches, these cruel crucifying pains do not belong to me – today they own me, clamping my lower limbs in their psychotic embrace. Through throbbing knees and tiresome aching hips they pour out scorn on all … Continue reading

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A Noble Silence – freshly illustrated poem

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 – a poem from the 1960s, newly illustrated – Malcolm Evison   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 … Continue reading

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