Displaying Not Disclosing – illustrated poem

displaying not disclosing

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Splash into Spring

splash into spring - a poem sml

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Twilight Search


twilight search - poem sml

prepared as illustrated poem 110218

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When I Could – a poem

When I Could (apropos ME)*


when I could

I often did


at very least

I tried


now I cannot

it crucifies


my past life

truly died



 Malcolm Evison

31 January 2018

* Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – but also me!

from a scribbled note 02 April 2017

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Morning – a poem from my archives (unedited)




Blackly embroidered

against the morning sky,

three trees.


Filtering silver

through the mist; the sun

emerges into day.


But nothing seems

so real as in my dreams.


I grow into my death

it does not bind me:


the silence penetrates

my thoughts –

the face of Christ. In death

he conquered life,

turning even the shadows

into a source of light.


Death conquers life, life

death. The black and white,

merely the parts of one.


Under the endless weight of time

lies truth. Beneath the endless weight

of sky this earth. Waking

then walking through the quiet scene

the mist defines the dream

as truth.


Mist filtered early

morning sun

blackly embroidered trees.


The frosted earth

and silver sky destroys

all barriers.




                                        Malcolm Evison

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Dogged Squalls



Dogged Squalls (Draft 12)


more puddles than hardcore form
the canines bridleway –

the howling gales chill breath
fails to dispel
the moisture sated clouds –

unbridled lashings of rain
perturbs the hounds
and angers their human minders


Malcolm Evison
04 January 2018

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time & tide – illustrated poem

time & tide ii

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