Poetry Archive Now! WorldView 2020 competition.


I am so happy to share my entry to the Poetry Archive Now! WorldView 2020 competition with you all! The poem, titled Windows was accepted and uploaded to the Poetry Archive’s YouTube channel this morning! You can watch and listen to it here https://youtu.be/RsfaPQ_UxOo

If you do like the poem, please give it a thumbs up on the YouTube page, and if you do wish to, please consider leaving a comment on the video as well and share it with all your friends and encourage them to do the same. It will all really help gather views and interest in the poem and it would mean the world to me if you could.

The competition runs until September when it will be closed and a panel of poets will view all the submitted videos with the goal of shortlisting 50 for the final publication to the Poetry Archive’s website and a small monetary prize for those chosen.

I also encourage you all to check out the Poetry Archive’s website, which houses lots of poetry resources and audio performances of well-known poets from around the world. It has provided me with hours of interest over the years and is a wonderful resource.

Keep your fingers crossed for me and please like, comment, and spread the word. Thank you as always for your support!

Emptiness Video (From Blue In Green)

Shouldn’t I have more time on my hands right now? Is it just me or are you all finding that you are busier than ever? I am running a little behind on updates, but as they say (whoever they are) better late than never.

Hopefully you all caught the update last week that my poem Windows was accepted into the Poetry Archive Now! WorldView 2020 competition. If not, or if you wish to give it another viewing, you can find it if you scroll down. I am so elated that it has been accepted and now wait for the shortlisting in September. It has gained 149 views in 6 days which is pretty awesome. So thank you to all who have watched it so far. I hope you keep watching, sharing it with your friends and all the other good stuff.

This post however, is about another video I made for the poem Emptiness taken from my new book of poems Blue In Green. The book is due for release on Amazon this month. I have been busy putting the final touches to it and will have some more news on that very soon. Until then, enjoy some spoken word poetry as a preview to what you can expect from the book. And if you like what you hear, please give it a thumbs up, leave a comment consider subscribing to this blog and my YouTube channel where you can find more videos of my spoken word poetry. It all helps. Thank you. Phil

Emptiness from Blue In Green

Pasta In The Olive Groves

A week or so ago I told you all about a collection of work I wrote back in June 2014 called Blue In Green. I am finally readying myself for its release and wanted to give you a little preview before its release in June. So here it is, your first taste of Blue In Green. A poem called Pasta In The Olive Groves. The artwork is by my amazing friend Catherine Pendegrass whose illustrations appear throughout the book. Enjoy!

Pasta In The Olive Groves

It would be sometime before she saw Italy again,
So in this moment she soaked it in,
Cast her green eyes over the vineyards along the Adige.

She thought of him, dressed in his linen shirt,
Perched on some veranda, casual glass of white tipped,
Soaking the lips she used to dream of.

Life is full of tragedies.

She loved the Verona sunset, how its golden light
Spread across the rooftops of the old town,
How the sparkle meandered down to the edge of sky.

They would never meet, she knew that now.
Something in the way the light let go of the air, or
How she knew he was out there somewhere,
Lifting a fork-full of pasta to his mouth,

Shedding a tear for lost love.