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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A Funny Valentine

‘They’ gave each other over to one another.
In an idea above one another.
It wouldn’t grow up properly.
It was ill with a hunger that would strip them internally.

The serpent.
He travels,
in the online cables, in the late night telephone calls.
In the coffee table café culture, in the white noise of their favourite record.

In the small microseconds that define
the difference between twilight and sunrise.
In the expensive ink, in crocodile tears.
In the pathetic excuse for a cheap excessive idea of fun.

They tried to quench its thirst.
With ...

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