Who We Are

This morning I have been reviewing my first draft of the new book, Other Silent Days. The poems in the book stretch as far back as 2012 through to the present day, covering various subjects.

With the current vile display of the worst side of human nature that is happening around the world at the hand of extremists, and the war mongering talk in the media and by the worlds politicians, I felt maybe it was time for reflection and inner peace. I came across the following poem and thought it was fitting to share today. I wrote it back in 2012. I hope it can resinate some hope in peace in your hearts. Peace.

Who We Are

I sought the stars for answers, 
The cosmology of truth; 
The origin of remembrance
In the vastness of our youth.

I found nothing there but deconstruction; 
The building blocks of life. 
I found no emotion in the void
Just the actualities implied.

No story to be told; 
No conclusion to be drawn; 
No scientific paper to write; 
No intellectual dawn.

Just faith in the knowledge
That we are more than the sum of our parts; 
There is hope in our existence
And the complexities of our hearts.

And we are altogether one
A symmetry of stardust –
A revolving mass of particles
Adrift in the darkness.

Despite all our differences
And varied points of view,
You are related to me
As I am to you.

And from a distance we are viewed
As just another lonely star
Flickering in the firmament
With someone wondering who we are.

Phillip Mellor from Other Silent Days (coming 2016)

Featured Artist at RAW:Seattle – April 2nd!

Aside from my own work, from time to time I will be sharing things that I love and that inspire me. I absolutely adore this amazing artists work! If you are in the Seattle area on the 2nd of April you might like to support the wonderful Heather Carr. She will be showcasing her work alongside other artists at the Raw event and I hear there will be food, drink and live music too… Follow the link in the article to purchase your entry ticket (only $15) but if you can’t make it and you love what you see, please consider a ticket purchase as this will support her entry into this wonderful event. I hear she is halfway to fulfilling her ticket allocation to cover her entry fee, so a ticket purchase would go such a long way to help her. Hope you can support her and make it to what is sure to be a fantastic evening of art. Thank you.




As a shy artist, I’ve got to be the worst promoter in the world, but I’m going to give it a go now… (deeeep breath…) OK! So…

I’ve been given a great opportunity to be part of an Artists Showcase that is taking place April 2, at the Fremont Foundry. It’s going to be quite a party, with bands, fashion designers and visual artists showing off their creations. RAW Artists was created several years ago to help emerging artists get exposure and I’m really excited that they sought me out to join their showcase.

If you would like to support my art (whether or not you can attend) you can purchase a ticket on my RAW artist page for $15. The only cost to me for the show is the agreement to sell 20 tickets by March 25th. I have to make up the difference for any I do not sell. I…

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News Update: Hello, I have a boxful of rhymes 3/3/2015

Hi all,

Just a quick update for you about what is going on at the moment. For those of you who saw my post the other day might have guessed I am currently busy working on my new book called Poetrybox. It features poems written between 2012 to the end of 2014. It will be released over three volumes. As of this moment I don’t have any dates for the release of these collections but as soon as I do I will post them here.

For those of you unfamiliar with my work you can check out my brief bio in the About section, browse this site and find several recent offerings and in the Book section you will find a list of books I have independently released and links to the ones still in print.

This site is in its early days so there will be several updates happening in the coming weeks. Feel free to get in touch in the Contact section and please if you like what you read, please like, share with your friends, leave a comment, whatever comes naturally.

That’s all for now. Thank you for taking the time to visit and I wish you all a beautiful day.

Phil x