Dave Birss

Rookie (28th October 1971 / Glasgow, Scotland)

Dave Birss Poems

1. Gob 1/18/2006
2. 2 Sleeps 3/1/2006
3. A Royal Flush 7/22/2006
4. If I Were You 7/22/2006
5. Roman Return 1/18/2006
6. Ok 1/20/2006
7. Forced To Make A Stand 1/20/2006
8. Bus Shelter Poem 1/18/2006
9. Jocasta 1/18/2006
10. Busker Poem 1/18/2006
11. Pathetically British 1/23/2006
12. No Spare Hair 1/25/2006
13. Feline Downtime 1/26/2006
14. Empty/Full 2/28/2006
15. Old 1/18/2006
16. 31 Things You Never Want To Use 1/20/2006
17. Dream Come True 1/24/2006
18. Nodding In Disagreement 1/21/2006
19. Supposéd Poet 1/22/2006
20. Happysad 4/2/2006
21. Poetry Reading Virgin 1/30/2006

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Poetry Reading Virgin

I’ve never been to a poetry reading before
Are there candles and joss-sticks to garnish the floor?
Or would these combustible hazards, in fact,
Contravene a new European Fire Safety Act?
Do the audience sit cross-legged - all their feet bare?
Or are they in eveningwear there on a chair?
Can I swear? Can I shout? Can I jump all about?
Are there strict rules of etiquette forbidden to flout?
If I go down real well will they shout out for more
Or is there no such thing as a poetry encore?
Can I do a cover version of Hegley or Ayres?
Or is it bad taste to ...

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I'm happysad
laughcrying from our
and farewell kisses
and this is
cos through the
it's clear
that you and I
should never say

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