#Poem Getting Out

The Bus Driver
    with the Santa hat
    directed us to the stop on the flyover
    for more choice
    of routes into town

The Lad
    half of a young couple
    recommended we take the path
    down the slope to the main road
    where, he said, virtually every bus
    would take us straight to the shops

Going Back
    we hadn’t a clue
    so when we saw a taxi
    stopped at the lights
    we…

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Thursday Oct 2 2014 02:36am
   #ashleybovan #clamber #clue #flyover #poem #poetry

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Today’s Short #Poem 167

Today’s Short #Poem 167

Splints

forgot to strap on my splints today
and all the normal knocks
hurt my broken bits

my knees buckled
sucked
my thoughts down

I resolved to purchase
a suitably decorated
walking stick
as a prop
– not only for support

Ashley Bovan

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Thursday Oct 2 2014 01:15am
   #ashleybovan #poem #poetry

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#Poem Crafty

Your poems are all forgeries -
imitations of old masters with your name on.

You say,
my laziness has become transfigured into arrogance.
You say,
other stuff which I’ve conveniently forgotten.

You run,
escape from shadows, adopt postures,
yadda, yadda, despise the dark;
despise those who therein tread.

Today,
for a second,
for a change,
like a friend,
you consider other options…
then you stay safe.

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Wednesday Oct 1 2014 02:37am
   #arrogance #ashleybovan #poem #poetry #transfigured #yadda

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Today’s Short #Poem 166

Today’s Short #Poem 166

Pastoral Stuff

I firmly visualise an iconic grey
seal basking, then wrangle with
the alignment of my steel girder
skeletal structure eventually,
gratefully, reaching a well-
negotiated compromise.

And now the dream…

Obscurity and Profundity
are selected via Authority.

That’s it,
time to go home.

Ashley Bovan

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Wednesday Oct 1 2014 01:06am
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#Poem She Cursed Me

#Poem She Cursed Me

She cursed me the whole journey
thought I’d stolen her seat
wrong carriage
wrong carriage
wrong carriage
I think she was deaf

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Tuesday Sep 30 2014 02:33am
   #ashleybovan #carriage #cursed #deaf #poem #poetry

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Today’s Short #Poem 165

Today’s Short #Poem 165

Per Capita I walked from Café
Royal to Academy Royal ruing
the death of Woolworths
experimenting with various
abdominal muscle tensions now
wishing I was alpha Octoberish
weather slept in hair New York
espresso forthwith a sandwich
Covent Garden Second Tier 58
Seat 2 new roof BM hot courtyard
V&A raw dirty windows latticed
glass hot house regal pergola cars
cycles rock the cast iron bridge
young…

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Tuesday Sep 30 2014 01:37am
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#Stained #Glass #Window, #Ely #Cathedral

#Stained #Glass #Window, #Ely #Cathedral


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Monday Sep 29 2014 08:39pm
   #ely #glass #window #stained #cathedral

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#Plant & #Rocks, #Penarth #Beach

#Plant & #Rocks, #Penarth #Beach


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Monday Sep 29 2014 08:38pm
   #plant #penarth #beach #rocks

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#Path, #River, #Avon, #Salisbury

#Path, #River, #Avon, #Salisbury


      
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Monday Sep 29 2014 08:37pm
   #path #avon #river #salisbury

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#Poem Bio

She got a first
From Chester University,
Theology,
Caught the eye
Of Professor Jaguar.

He took her
To Casanova
For an Italian
Then back
To his spouse
And detached.

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Monday Sep 29 2014 02:37am
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Today’s Short #Poem 164

Today’s Short #Poem 164

Juggle Tyrant

This training

1 – the streets
2 – noise thoughts get quieter
3 – the studies
…and then dreams crack
– sustained unreality
sets up shockwaves

Ashley Bovan

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Monday Sep 29 2014 01:17am
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#Organ #Pipes - #Salisbury #Cathedral

#Organ #Pipes - #Salisbury #Cathedral


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Sunday Sep 28 2014 07:11pm
   #cathedral #pipes #salisbury #organ

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#Garden behind #Bars

#Garden behind #Bars


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Sunday Sep 28 2014 07:10pm
   #bars #garden

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#Market at #Night - #Marrakesh

#Market at #Night - #Marrakesh


      
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Sunday Sep 28 2014 07:10pm
   #marrakesh #market #night

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Today’s Short #Poem 163

Today’s Short #Poem 163

damn lambs

week old, ratty, splatty, covered
in flem, big eyed, eared, fluff, no
weather in the sky, just reflected,
and aeroplane hum, leaves in trees
and wormy, wiggly piglets in
stylets, mud up to here and no one
cares, just amble like lambs by the
canal where fallen trees crack and
rot and bugs bug about singing
opera to calves
and surprise!
Hey!
Donkeys!

Ashley Bovan

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Sunday Sep 28 2014 10:39am
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