Thursday, 24 May 2012

At The End Of The Day

We should make the most of each day to its very end  if only because tomorrow is another story altogether...

Carpe Diem.


Sleepy sun like a yellow tee shirt
after a summer shower,
logo proclaiming peace and love;
songbirds on cue, soul of summer
bursting with pride and joy,
wishing us kind dreams and sleep

A pink glow infiltrating grey clouds,
tips of angels’ wings
spying out the lie of borrowed time;
jet lag moon among laid back stars
telling tales on our humanity
to fill a wide-awake media’s pockets

A grey squirrel turning over garbage
is quick to turn up its nose
at an envelope marked ‘Top Secret’;
kids trespassing on a new building site
unearth skulls, go-betweens
for this developer, that archaeologist

Night falls, harbinger of sleep waiting
in the wings, time’s hopeful
understudy groomed for second best;
world’s top rated spotted flogging
dead horses with Apollo’s customised
tee shirt, come Armageddon

[From: Tracking the Torchbearer by R. N. Taber, Assembly Books, 2012]

Please note: All my poetry titles are still in print, but only on sale in the UK.

There will be no further print runs of my poetry titles except for the latest, Tracking the Torchbearer; I hope to upload e-editions to amazon later this year. Second editions will not be available until after publication of a final print collection in 2015; these will contain revisions of some poems and only be available as e-books. 

Meanwhile, signed copies if 1st eds. can be obtained from me at a generous blogger discount; this applies to overseas as well as UK readers. 

Contact: with 'Blog Reader' or Poetry Collection' in the subject field (or the email will not be opened). 

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