Chris Tyrimos


Chris Tyrimos
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I have written both poetry and prose intermittently since 2005. My major influences, to name a choice few, can be found in Lewis Carroll, J.G Ballard, Jonathan Swift, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, J.D Salinger, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell and Emile Zola.

The first poetry book I purchased was Ted Hughes's 'Birthday letters' as a sixteen year old in 1998; and shortly after Larkin's 'High Windows' [1974]. Words can't alone explain the world I entered on reading 'Birthday Letters' and as for Larkin, exceptional and equally capable in his style. I can't separate the two, in their abilities. I prefer Hughes and Larkin, to their predecessors John Betjeman, Thomas Hardy and W.H Auden. Much ... more »

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  • '''As long as the moon and the stars are in a Mexican stand-off, settling your score with the world is futile.'''
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Imaginations Imagine [ Childrens ]

My imagination is reality, it saves me from the familiar, the humdrum.
An alarm clock made of gold snakes, my bed floats near Jupiter, my golf clubs are pink flamingos. Garden filled with stick insects the size of double Decker buses. The polar bear wears a three piece suit and sunglasses.

The local owl and owlets boast in a brand new red Ferrari, what a wonderful day lies ahead, a beautiful day! This magnificent adventure filled to the brim with hot chocolate near bonfires, where angels sing in Hyde Park, my soul flies away with a rainbow coloured frog, his tips his top hat as we ...

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