time & tide – illustrated poem

time & tide ii

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Listening to Stockhausen with Colin aged 14 months – a poem

listening to S with C

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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 with


these former assets

of the nation state




Malcolm Evison

12 October 2017

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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 my hopes
of overcoming;
today, they overwhelm me.



Malcolm Evison
14 September 2017 

[Draft V]

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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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