John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

361. God Bless America? (A Sonnet) 11/11/2011
362. The Poet's Calling 1/4/2015
363. Ludicrous Lingo 8/28/2008
364. Aardvarks 2/5/2009
365. England Isn'T England 6/12/2009
366. Big Ward Sister 7/7/2009
367. A Christmas Carol 12/1/2010
368. Adultress 8/25/2009
369. Hairy Tits 1/16/2008
370. A Postman's Delight 1/9/2012
371. A Male Chauvinist Pig 1/30/2012
372. Easter Eggs For The Homeless 4/9/2012
373. Staying Sober 3/27/2008
374. Childhood Expression (Little Children Should Be Seen Not Heard, Etc) 11/11/2008
375. Pubic Hair 1/1/2008
376. A Protest Against Religious Intolerance (For Kurt Westergaard And Lars Vilks) 3/9/2010
377. A Man Of Beauty (For Allen Ginsberg) 7/1/2010
378. An Elegy For My Father 3/24/2010
379. A Conspiracy Theory 12/25/2009
380. A Poor Old Pensioner's Prayer 3/18/2009
381. Holier Than Thou 6/21/2009
382. A Disillusioned Poet Dies 6/6/2009
383. Halloween 10/25/2009
384. Jesus Told A Joke 2/22/2010
385. A Chess Club 3/12/2010
386. A Friend In Need 6/7/2011
387. Old Flame Haiku 9/18/2007
388. A Loner's Manifesto 10/9/2011
389. Adolescence 1/8/2008
390. Haiku For Allen Ginsberg 12/29/2007
391. Govt. Health Warning. 8/4/2007
392. What The Critics Said 5/4/2007
393. Therapissed Off 5/23/2007
394. The Failed Mystic 8/27/2005
395. Brief Homosexual Encounter 4/3/2006
396. Canon Square 4/4/2006
397. Repartee 4/4/2006
398. Lost Souls 11/18/2006
399. Nocturne 11/26/2006
400. Look At The Time! (A Drinking Song) 10/12/2008

Comments about John Thorkild Ellison

  • Killian Brooks Killian Brooks (12/28/2013 9:44:00 PM)

    Your poetry is beautiful, all the ones I've read so far, seem to have the balance of darkness and innocence is so hard to write. I really like the sort of emotions they stir up in my chest.

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  • Keith Oldrey (5/8/2012 3:12:00 PM)

    Thank you for Sex in the Car at last poetry with a purpose

  • Natalia Sozh (4/30/2012 12:41:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed your poem: the sense and the language as well. There's music and good humour in it. I even feel like translating it in Russian. Thanks a lot!

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (10/4/2011 3:10:00 AM)

    Respected Sir,
    If you may kindly spare your valuable time, please read my poem and comment because your comments will boost my energy. most of the poems are in english some are in other language. if you do not understand other language please intimate me, I would like to brief them in English. With kind regards - Ramesh Rai, rkrai100@gmail.com

  • Joshua Livengood (7/19/2010 10:00:00 AM)

    John i must admit, your poem Dying earth was unique. its the first poem on here that ive written down and re customized to my liking. you chose just the subject for a poem, and in mine as the same, which i call running silver sphere (earth) , i basicly took your ideas and turned them around in my viewpoint, though maybe a line or three i kept unchanged. but all aside, well done.

Best Poem of John Thorkild Ellison

Poetry Can Damage Your Health

The day my doctor died of smoking
I bought myself a fat cigar -
I realised he must be joking,
His funeral was so bizarre:

A dwarf in multi-coloured clothing
Sang louder than the parish choir
And though my heart was full of loathing
I leapt upon the funeral pyre.

I'd often longed for such a roasting
And knew it was my friend's desire,
I shouted out 'We'll all be toasting
In Hell's incandescent fire! '

Don't be discouraged by this story,
Smoking cigarettes is fine,
Inhale them on your days of glory
And drink your fill of rich, red ...

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A Certainty

</>Blond bicycles writhe in the swimming pools
of dark professors.
'What rubbish! ' you say, but I've seen it myself:
Blond bicycles writhe in the swimming pools
of dark professors.

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