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Danny Draper

(14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

On reading The Curse of Poets, Cats and Birds by Anthony Di'anno


Words distract we in confide
Things put off undone chide
We write instead ignoring pride
Cursed tidiness creativity denied.

Felines swirl winged curl
Verse transpired a glorious thing
Dust resettles on dull chores anew
O'er and o'er slavery ever through.

Poems call in arc and swirl
Tumble lips uncrumpled coil
Each unique in joy's display
Kiss the sun flying it away.

Hexed darkness trio nod
Tripped phrase by lips unshod
Dance and race smash ignite
Salty bitter septic wounded bite.

Raged fire o' hungry tongue
Arced swirls o' syllables numb
Heart to head lip to hand
Engulfing desire unplanned.

Cursed is the poet, cat and bird
Ignoring notional dreaming song
Tedious labor over art is wrong
Silent noise stark scribbled long.

By Danny Draper 23/09/2013

Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013

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From an original poem written about writers block.

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  • Patricia Grantham (10/4/2013 2:00:00 PM)

    I truly enjoyed your write. Good rhyming scheme and
    nice words that really compliments each other. Hooray
    for Danny on this one! (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (10/3/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    Briliant Danny, thank you for being an inspiration. Through you, Valsa et al I am gaining in confidence. I am grateful for every interaction. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/22/2013 11:30:00 AM)

    Fantastic write Danny! I am happy that I became instrumental in making Anthony write a very humorous poem! It in turn inspired you to write yet another... each superceding the preceding one! Enjoyed this fabulous write with perfect rhyme! A 10 for this! (Report) Reply

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