Guest Blog Post – Featuring Eric Clarke

I hope you’ve had a good week. It’s now time for my guest post. If you’d like to feature as a guest on my blog, please get in touch. I’m looking for stories and non-fiction pieces of up to 1500 words and poems of up to 40 lines. If you can also send me a photo and a little bit about yourself too, that would be great. Please send them to estherchilton@gmail.com

Last week, my guest writer was Eric Clarke, with his poem England – Isolated Views. To read it, click here. And here’s another one from him for you to enjoy:

A Take On Poetry

By

Eric Clarke

Beaconsfield to Marylebone

Maidenhead to Paddington

Windsor to Waterloo

lines in, and out again

Exeter from all begun

Devon left, half century on

River Thames meandering

fields beside, counties bridged

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire views

English ways, getting there

London, underground, overground

buses, walking, taxi hailed

Platformed faces, street eyes, busy

the suit, the dress, jeans, short skirts

all shapes, legs that go on, and on

a smile, few since the Olympics, wrong

seats offered, asked if okay, hand held

strangers, friends, would be lovers, strays

Wake, early morning, kettle on, need tea

still dark, recalled, sub-conscious scenes

write, behind the eyes to laptop screen

edit, rarely, as is, simple, concise, rhythmic

interpretation, your mind, what you see

life, relationships, imagined, real 

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6 Responses to Guest Blog Post – Featuring Eric Clarke

  1. Thank you once more, Esther – I’ve missed travelling in and out of London and the inspiration it brings!

  2. Reblogged this on EDC Writing – Believing Sight Unseen and commented:
    For a second week, Esther Chilton has kindly had me as a quest on her blog – this poem (quite long for me) sums up where my short poems come from…

  3. Rhen Laird says:

    Hi Esther–I received your request for access to my blog, and accepted you, so you should now be able to read my posts. Not sure what the glitch was previously…Blessings to you 🙂 ❤

  4. Rhen Laird says:

    PS: and you can ignore my earlier comment regarding your email address, since things should work now! 🙂

  5. Marsha says:

    Nice post, Eric. Familiar names to some, not all to me, but I like the picture your words paint. Lots of going to and fro.

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