Danny Draper

Rookie - 432 Points [Dabedra] (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

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I have been writing poems since I was about 12. I am interested in the intricate beauty of language, it's messages and anger and power to love and inspire. I enjoy playing with language to test its maliability sometimes puns, or sounds or shapes, but always the beauty of the words and their places of humour, anger, comfort, love, loneliness, or hatred, exasperation, justice and injustices, ... more »

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  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (12/6/2012 5:27:00 AM)

    Danny Draper is a wonderfully well rounded poet whos balance and understanding oozes through his work and he may kill me for doing this lol but
    CONGRATUALTIONS DANNY! on getting your book published it is beautiful... i cant wait to drink a cuppa, feet up, may even throw caution to the wind and devour a biscuit and rifle through your words and mind..... karen

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (6/16/2012 1:40:00 PM)

    Not only is mr draper a talented mighty fine poet who intelligently and compassionately understands and adores the world around him, he is a super decent friend and artist also :)

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (4/29/2012 10:19:00 PM)

    Danny has a deft touch that draws the reader in to the natural world.
    His poetry is intricately crafted and fascinating.

  • Rookie - 458 Points Vanessa Hughes (2/29/2012 4:45:00 AM)

    You are an excellent poet. Your poems encourage one to think about life a little more than if they hadn't been read. Thank you, I shall enjoy a poem a day of yours to consider your thoughts on life in general. Nessy x

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Best Poem of Danny Draper

Race To The Bottom (With Apologies To John Masefield)

I must go down in the seas again, the lonely sea and to die,
And all I ask is a better life and a land to set that by,
And the world's kick and the wind's song and the white fists shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and great jaws breaking.

I must go down in the seas again, for the call of the run to hide
It's a wild card all or nothing that asylum be denied;
And all I ask is a worldly care with the old words applying,
And the flung sprayed and the thrown strewn, and the sea-done lying.

I must go down in the seas again, to the vague refugee life, ...

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