Daily Archives: November 20, 2018

Under Pressure, by Diana Devlin

I am not a silent poet

They fight for their country
but when it turns on them and they break
free     they’re not heroes     here     but splinters
in our wormed wood
hearts     parts of a whole we’d rather not
see     not here     where they remind us
of the species we’re supposed to be

Turn back Aquarius
leave these shores     embrace the sea     we can’t take
any more     the bitterness of future     regrets     weighs heavy
on our tongues     so go back     don’t come so near
our streets are full of rough
sleepers non dreamers bare existers
there’s nothing for you here     better to sleep smooth
at sea     you are ten thousand fish     tossed over
……………………………..in cold

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Pick One, by Myron Scott

I am not a silent poet

The ritual of alleged democracy:

the right-leaning leftist,
the Trump-leaning rightist.

……Your life is on the line, but it really doesn’t


Myron Scott is a lawyer and special needs instructor in Tempe, AZ. He is old. He lives with his wife and keeps cats. The degradation of language under Trump has led him from the precise prose of the law back to something he hopes approximates poetry. 

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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Rodney Wood

The Wombwell Rainbow

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews

I am honoured and privileged that the following writers local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger.
The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some surprises too. Some of these poets you may know, others may be new to you. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.


Rodney Wood

Rodney Wood is retired and lives in Farnborough. He published his first pamphlet, Dante Called You Beatrice (Red Ceiling Press), last year; a pocket-sized pamphlet dealing with a love that compels him to write poetry. He has been widely published in magazines (Riggwelter, London Grip, Magma, The Ofipress etc). He jointly runs an open mic at The Lightbox in Woking.

The Interview

1. What inspired you  to write…

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