Category Archives: Poetry

The Ancients

THE ANCIENTS My career began with an entrechat huit. Now I’m proud if I can touch my feet, Meanwhile schoolfriend Jim Who was once a neuro-physicist Is gracile in each limb, a contortionist Who can do a U-turn through a … Continue reading

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SHAME

  So how would you translate “Dommage”? The town is closed, remorselessly. Only the tourists arrive. Erroneously migrating birds Landing on a mirage, They go to roost among gargoyles Because the quays refuse To open up their mouldering lids For … Continue reading

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SOUPIR ANCIÈN

  Lord, preserve the hem Above the knee. Who’ll ignore their backs? All backs perhaps   That won’t look back At us. Anonymous, Reminding us Youth power easily   Subdues strength, defeats The will, not only With its merest glance; … Continue reading

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Anthony Howell and his Disenchanted Sow

Anthony Howell and his Disenchanted Sow   They do say never wrestle with a pig, you both get filthy. So, instead, strip naked on a busy Belfast street, assume the crouch of a submissive mate – porcine-cubic, promising – to … Continue reading

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Runaway Handicap

RUNAWAY HANDICAP   Considering a runaway selection, If poetry can generate affection A plumage fit for paradise entitles Me to a mate enamoured of requitals.   My handicap’s an eloquence provoking Offended editorial fits of choking. It so incites the … Continue reading

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Shadows and Vegetation

The Crown Prince gets preferential treatment In the Hanoi Hilton. Hear the songbird sing Of kind handling by the people he has injured From the air. What will the rear admiral think though, Should his son accept that offer of … Continue reading

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Heron of Hawthornden

HERON OF HAWTHORNDEN – a chap-book of dizains by Anthony Howell celebrating his residency at the castle in the Autumn of 2017. Illustrations by the author. Limited edition from Scotland Street Press. Available for £5 incl. postage from Grey Suit … Continue reading

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