The Caged Quill

Words: Rosie Howe Embracing solitude for warmth Cold winters bite my lonely soul Which lies susceptible and vulnerable Without a protector or comfort. My nib scratches the surface of silence, Tearing away all society. Am I alone? Guarded by none but a pen for a kukri and ink for venom?   Open are the wounds of my words, The wounds of my heart? Stagnant. My … Continue reading The Caged Quill

Motley Poetry: Way Back

By Glenn J. M. Bastide The road extended for leagues through thick woods, So quiet, I put a car for every three miles crossed, And on a night like this the very air was scented, Night I say though it couldn’t be dark, not here, We crossed unfinished houses and old ones ruined, Toads crossed our paths below, mosquitoes watching above They dived for me … Continue reading Motley Poetry: Way Back

Motley Poetry: Groundhog Days 

By Simon Pindel It’s a tough old resolution – labour. It pierces through the skin Makes an incision in your spine And rectifies the soul   Now seen with leathery hands And foot soles like bark They show how much I’ve aged In the last two months No longer edging the line Between responsibility and apathy But shunning it       Let the soap … Continue reading Motley Poetry: Groundhog Days 

Motley Poetry

Transcendence Leanne O Connor Desmond Autumn falls in folds around my feet Bodies beat back the sweet sounds of Degradation, an alien Nation rises from the Earth built on the toil of our ancestors. Whispers carried through the fog-drum-beats Long lost, we dance to the rhythm of our Mothers’ syllables. The lonely lullaby of The night, tattooed scripture in her lungs Screaming for recognition, the … Continue reading Motley Poetry

Spirits of the Dead

Leah Marshall dissects the poignant work of one of poetry’s most controversial figures Spirits of the Dead is a perfect paradigm for not only Edgar Allan Poe’s work but also his legacy. The poem is moody, brooding and creates an atmospheric landscape, all attributes applicable to Poe’s work overall. This poem had a quintessential Poe quality about it and depending on one’s feelings towards him, … Continue reading Spirits of the Dead