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Kingfisher

Patiently waiting, watching.
Still as an hour hand.
Vibrant blue, red and yellow,
Melted into the depths
Of overhanging green.
Eruditely evading the senses
Of underwater prey.
Shadows move beneath
In swift currents of molten glass.
Sensitive to a presence
Beyond the watery realm.
Feet slip the perch.
A plummeting arrow in an emerald tunnel.
Ripples in the glaze,
A rude fusion of hunger and pain,
Lifted into earthly union.
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I have been writing poetry most of my life I love how so much can be said using so little. I am not a literary person but have always enjoyed this form which drips out of me, for reasons I can’t explain, almost constantly. I have written poems to try and explain this like Surfers Block, Special Presents and Oasis. I spent my youth in East Africa and poems like African Night and African Rain are reflections from those times. Now 55yrs old and a retired London policeman the poems Dawn and Black Rain were actually about finding a body in the early hours and homelessness in London in Pinched Freedom and Shop Doorway. I am also interested in the concepts of space and eternity which can be seen in poems like An Uneasy Rock and Macrocosm . I also like deserts for their timelessness and brutal beauty portrayed in Hour Glass and Sinai. My Grandfather fought right through the First War and as a youngster I saw how it had so deeply affected his life. I have always been very proud of him as I have of my father. Poems like Half Fat White No Sugar, Welcome Home 1918, Musical Credits, and A present from The Bad Lands about a tie pin my father brought back for me from the Bad Lands reflect some of these feelings. Another subject that intrigues me is the history of mankind because I just don’t buy the way historians/Archaeologists’ tell our story. I write a bit about this in Long Before Lucy, Inconvenient Truth and Gulf of Khambhat. I have written some nature poems also like Kingfisher, Chameleon, Spring, Another Winter,Tiger man, Eagle and Feathers On Water. If anyone wants to talk to me about anything I have written you can get me on timsavage007@hotmail.com I will always visit your site and read your poems if you comment on mine. One of my recent poems 'Eagle' has been placed on a new web site for classic Times Crossword puzzles. If like me you like these wonderful puzzles have a look at the most challenging crosswords available. Licensed by The Times. Investigate the cryptic complexity of the English word. www.akomcrosswords.com more…

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