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Image courtesy of the Old Design Shop, a vintage image treasury.

Image courtesy of the Old Design Shop, a vintage image treasury.

“Another drop in this week before Christmas” is a companion piece to “Without realising it the postman leaves a poem.”


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In the Ocean: a year of poetry
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Shining in Brightness: Selected Poems, 1999 – 2012

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Today’s piece from the archive is “Without realising it, the postman left a poem.” It was a great delight last year when I composed this poem from the postman’s pre-Christmas visits. This year eight cards have made their way through the door, but I am still waiting for a verse.

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Something for you –

reads these cards.
They’re blue this year
for the seasonal drop.

This something
can be an item
Special Delivery, Tracked, Recorded Signed For,
An International Item.
That one excites people.

Or the item could be
a letter, a packet, a catalogue,
a number of items
or,
though never in my time,
a perishable item.

Yet again, an item that could not be delivered.
No-one at home.

The card through the letterslot.
Last one for the shift.
Back to the depot.
Turn up my music.
I could do with some tea.

19/12/13

A companion piece to Monday’s poem, “Without realising it, the postman leaves a poem”.  As an exercise, this poem is written from the point of view of the postman.

I’m now wondering about a poem in which the postman is the poet.

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Something for you –

 

heads the blue card

 

This something

is it a poem?

a sonnet,

a verse,

an enveloped ode?

 

Your item is

 

a parcel.

It could not be delivered.

No-one was at home

on this date 14. Dec

at this time 1pm

 

for the verse? No

the item

You’ll have to collect

(Now, this is the poem?)

the something for you

at our depot.

 

I have produced two books of poetry.  The poems of my first volume draw on experiences of my youth.  Shining in Brightness includes poems that explore young love and infatuation, trying to forge a creative path and remember the father I lost to cancer.

The second volume is dedicated to contemporary men, aka ‘the Modern Boy’. The poems filter advice and insights through the voice of a character called Emily. Preview Emily’s Poems for Modern Boys here.

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