Biography of Danny Draper
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, indignation, exageration, exaltation, spirituality and love. These are some of the essences of drama and life carried pumping, pulsing raging with life affirming and murderous lust through poetry, the blood of language.
Danny Draper's Works:
As One,2012, Hibrasil Publishing, Glebe NSW, Australia
- When All The Trees
- Race to the bottom (with apologies to Jo...
- And wonder where the years went
- A Bag Of Seeds
- Naming Of Cats
- No one, is buying poetry
- Ode to a Tim Tam for Ruth Walters
- A Heart Grows No Older (For Wayne)
- As One
- For the Longest Time
- There's A Garden In The Desert
- And You Can Have It All
- When everything you possess is gone
- Face ache, Face ache...
Crapper Lyrics No 1
Used to live in shoebox
At side of road
Not too bad til grass got mowed
Cut to pieces and blown to wind
Raked up by the gardener and put in the bin.
I'm so poor I can't afford water in this heat
I have to squash grapes just
To wash my feet,
Your mamma said to mummy