Savvy Poem – Left-Right Invaders

When seeking out a quiet spot, in a quiet cafe, to keep company with paper and pencil, and a pot of tea for one – first, check out the neighbouring tables. Are they empty and are they large? If the answer to either/or both of these questions is ‘yes’, then go sit in a field,…

Savvy Poem – SAD

Inspired by Philip Larkin’s poem, ‘Solar’, and composed whilst partaking of an excellent pot of tea, courtesy of Prado Lounge, with the Autumn sun lighting up my morning.   Made sad by the dark and the drear of yesteryear, I feel the pull of solar flames; not for the ‘heat’ of the ‘gold’, or for…

Silly Poem – Pink Bloomer

Written whilst in Prado, looking out up at a statue of Thomas Gainsborough, lording it over the activities of the Avon lady’s market stall.   Gainsborough lords it high above cerise-pink hood; a flower above all flowers – its bed of make-up puckering lips up for a kiss. Gainsborough smiles, his lips all pink and…

Silly Poem – Wednesday Morning

Wedded. Wedded to my nest, for this morning, this grey-ghastly-ghoulish morning, I say my vows, and write until my gangrene growls and grizzles its way to Godliness.     Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 16th October, 2019 Image by Heiko Stein from Pixabay   Savvy Books – Not Yet Wall Savvily-Serious Poem – Lift Lines Savvy…

Serious Poem – Outgoings

Outgoings.                                                                                                             …

Savvily-Serious Poem – Lift Lines

Inspired by the words of Christina Henry, in her novel, ‘The Girl in Red’: ‘.. a cloak made of tired that pressed down on her shoulders and made her neck droop.’ (p.32) And by my memory of  lamp I once owned, in the shape of a lady wearing a crinoline dress – a lady whose undergarments…

Serious Poem – Forth From Afar

Feeling fear, I worry about my fearlessness, faring all that rolls forth from afar. Forthright, I go, floundering  forward.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, October 2019   Image courtesy of Pixabay.com   Serious Poem – Tuesday Morning Savvy Tips – Net it! Savvy Book – The Legacy

Serious Poem – Monday Morning

Inspired by a reading of Philip Larkin’s poem, ‘High Windows’, within his anthology of the same name, whilst struggling to come to terms with a Monday morning – helped, in part, by a pot of tea in a Waitrose cafe.   Spilling milk, and feeling jugged, I gather up my teapot, spilling water – hot,…

Silly Poem – Winter’s Approach

October cold nips at thighs and calves. I wrap them, tuck them in, try to be at one with the shape of my chair. It’s a swivel chair. Once shaped, will I be able to twist, turn and spin into takeoff? And, once airborne, will I be able to land? Or, will that be me…

Savvy Book – Tidelines

Jay Cool is happy to announce the forthcoming launch of a book by fellow poet, Simon Banks. Simon is a member of a band of geniuses who constitute the Colchester Scribblers meetup group.   Dear Readers, You are invited to the launch of Tidelines. Poetry; visual art – two different forms brought together in one book, Tidelines. Twenty-three lyrical poems by…