Long Time No Hear

Prompt: Songs you love but rarely listen to There are far too many of these to post a complete listing so will go with the few I have had the pleasure of listening to today as I made notes for this write. I am starting with Transvision Vamp and Baby, I Don’t Care as it … Continue reading Long Time No Hear


Night Shift

Wide awake beneath a black ink sky only thoughts for company sharing bittersweet sips of coffee feeding the words in spiralling strokes on the page thriving in the creative pool oxymorons play with juxtapositions conflicting ideas united in device and the pen throws in a delicate pause whispered in the night as the synonyms and … Continue reading Night Shift

A Royal Birth

Candice was special, she was lucky, she had been chosen. That is all she had heard for the last nine months. Now the time had come for the child to be born. Desperately she kept telling herself it wasn’t her child it was theirs. The child was for the survival of the hive. They started … Continue reading A Royal Birth

Tug of War

A battle waits and only strength can win The old must die for the new to begin While battle worn, devoid of all but hope Beguiled by hate a soldier stakes his claim In fireside stories refusing to mope His inner resources taking up the strain As fears and doubts have left the rope too … Continue reading Tug of War

Home for Tea

The vagueness falls around a winter dawn And frost is nipping at by boot clad feet A golden hue; a glimpse of a sunbeam With trees like sketches with a pencil drawn Where the curling mist seems to gently greet The dog and I out walking by the stream In this wintery bliss where nothing … Continue reading Home for Tea

Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain

https://youtu.be/iCEDfZgDPS8 Title: A Night on Bald Mountain Date: 1867 Composer: Modest Mussorgsky Romantic Era Russian 1839 - 1881   Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was a composer and an innovator of Russian music during the Romantic period. In defiance of the conventions of the Western music establishment, he deliberately strove to give Russian music its own identity. … Continue reading Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain

Comparison of Passion

Dust settles rapidly On empty battlefields In mourning reflection And lovers lingering In velvet temptation Such feelings equated resolutely Love Hate The friction intimates That spirits awaken indifferent   ©JG Farmer 2018 Form: Rhopalic Verse

Catena Rondo

  The Catena Rondo, created by academic writer and poet Robin Skelton. It is a quatrain stanza form with the second line forming a rhyming couplet with the third line. The second line also becomes the first and fourth lines of the following stanza. There is no limit to the number of stanzas and the … Continue reading Catena Rondo

For Life

Within the darkness lies a poet’s sight The special something that is his delight That something perfect dwells inside his mind It stirs with his words as he takes his breath And on the page his thoughts slowly unwind A gentle breeze or a tempest in ink This ink is like blood exposing his soul … Continue reading For Life

The Chair

The chair just sits So empty now And loneliness Is lost in grief The tears I cry For me, not you The emptiness Of letting go I held your hand And begged the pain To set you free To fly among The stars above I did not think I’d feel alone But for that chair … Continue reading The Chair

Moving Forward

So tightly wrapped within the endless heat Yet daring not to breathe to find my feet A distant memory that haunts my dreams My days of binding are over and gone I can breathe now without ripping the seams And look back at the girl I left behind Without fear of rage or feeling self-hate … Continue reading Moving Forward


The Etheree is a 10-lined poetry form with an ascending syllable count of 1 to 10 through lines 1 to 10. Therefore, line 1 has 1 syllable, line 2 has 2, and so on ending with line 10 and 10 syllables. Example: Elemental by Jez Farmer Fire Air, Earth Water sprites combined as one. Life's … Continue reading Etheree

Brief Glances

I’m quite a reserved guy, the type that goes to the gym when its quiet. On the odd occasion there would be one or two other guys in the changing room but today it was crowded, a heaving mass of masculinity. Maybe I should have given up then, but instead I took a deep breath … Continue reading Brief Glances

A Poem of Beauty

I want to write you, my flame, my poem of beauty as my words paint your body the artist and poet whispering the grace of love and the elegance of desire as words capture the stretch of fabric taut across your breast and my thoughts linger in that delight like my fingers seeking the warmth … Continue reading A Poem of Beauty

Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

  https://youtu.be/WpEpS1FX5ic Title: Libertango Date: 1974 Composer: Astor Piazzolla Nuevo Tango Argentine 1921 - 1992 Astor Pantaléon Piazzolla was a composer, particularly of music for the tango, a bandoneon player and arranger. His compositions revolutionised tango music into the nuevo style combining elements of jazz and classical music. He has been described as the ‘world’s … Continue reading Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

The Waiting

The virtues of patience are wearing thin when the hands of time stand still after years of waiting so long in anticipation and yet now that I know the time is near I feel it is out of reach that patience running so thin it’s almost out with the mockery of time all doubts have … Continue reading The Waiting

The Wedding Party

It had been a beautiful day. The early spring sunshine was the perfect background for Kate and Matt as they took their vows. Cameras clicked as Matt kissed his bride amid the rainbow of confetti swirling on the light wind. A few hours later the bodies of Matt and his bestman, Alan, lay on the … Continue reading The Wedding Party

Inside Her Eyes

In roseate shadows where dreams are seen His fingers tap his thoughts across the screen The words of love upon hi-tech device As old as time; for love remains the same It is no science nor is it precise As it catches the soul in its embrace Lingering gazes lead the heart inside The eyes. … Continue reading Inside Her Eyes


  cloudless skies gaze on the wilted velvet rose soon the storms will come ©JG Farmer 2018 Form: Haiku

Dance Free

Tonight, I waltz within your arms once more Across the night sky’s celestial dance floor As love extends her touch beyond the veil And should you care to reach out, take my hand And join me once more so our ship can sail Upon the everlasting heavenly sea And if you should ask me the … Continue reading Dance Free

Her Song

Prompt: A song for your girl/boyfriend Initially looking at the prompt I thought one song, how the hell do I choose just one song from the endless tunes we send each other. Really it wasn’t difficult there has only ever been one song that says it. Don’t suppose Caz will be surprised by it. Nothing … Continue reading Her Song

The Café

We had been off the motorway just 15 minutes when it happened. For no reason whatsoever, the car just stopped. There was fuel in the tank, but nothing when Kel turned the ignition, not even a half-hearted whirr. Kel picked up her torch and popped the bonnet. ‘Turn the ignition for me, Jess’ I turned … Continue reading The Café

Morning Light

Texte: With face more pallid than a daylit star – Rouen Place de la Pucelle by Maria White Lowell Cadaverous tendrils of early dawn Invoking light towards a virgin morn Across the sleeping land where no life stirs From slumber; resting gently as it goes Until darkness to the light its hold confers And in … Continue reading Morning Light

Shirt Buttons

I watch your fingers dance on pearly white Then smile as you unbutton my shirt; tight I hold you close as your breath plays my skin And you tug ‘til cotton drapes on the floor And closer, I hold you, my desire within The guilty want of your body neath mine I keep my vow, … Continue reading Shirt Buttons

La Follia

  https://youtu.be/VHRdFILo_Yw  Title: La Follia Date: 1700 Composer: Arcangelo Corelli Movement: Baroque Italian 1653 - 1713 Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer. He studied under Giovanni Battista Bassani and Matteo Simonelli. Corelli’s first major success was at the age of 19 in Paris. By 1679 he had entered the service of Queen Christina … Continue reading La Follia

Colours of Life

Dark clouds of pain make it so hard to see The colours of what is going to be We dwell and mope in dull and aching grey With eyes closed: not daring to look ahead As if in the sadness we want to stay To leave tomorrow’s beauty far behind As if the future has … Continue reading Colours of Life