John Thorkild Ellison

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

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

41. Frosty Morning Haiku 2/24/2008
42. Nursery Rhyme For Iraq 2/25/2008
43. Romeo 1/26/2008
44. Famous Author 2/9/2008
45. Omens Revisited 3/16/2008
46. Odi Et Amo (After Catullus) 5/4/2008
47. It's Humbug Day (Or, The Way Things Are Going) 5/16/2008
48. The Intrusive Homosexual 6/3/2008
49. The Social Reject 6/14/2008
50. Stealing Cigarettes, Etc (A Kid's Complaint) 5/31/2008
51. Love Story 6/24/2008
52. All Shall Be Well? 7/22/2008
53. Butterfly 8/2/2008
54. Drug Scene 8/13/2008
55. Georgia (2008) 8/17/2008
56. Born Again? 8/18/2008
57. The Naked Truth 8/20/2008
58. A Poet's 19th Nervous Breakdown 8/20/2008
59. Nocturne (In Times Gone By) 7/6/2008
60. Those Were The Days! 7/6/2008
61. The Point Of Dada Poetry 7/13/2008
62. A Question Of Meaning 7/13/2008
63. A Gimmick 7/13/2008
64. Bar Girl Blues 9/18/2008
65. Secrets 9/18/2008
66. Posh & Becks, Etc. 9/28/2008
67. Death Of A Poet 10/11/2008
68. Drinks 10/11/2008
69. Casualty Of Solitude 10/13/2008
70. A Dirty Beast 10/15/2008
71. Chill Out, Mr Poet! ! 10/15/2008
72. Invitation From Death 10/27/2008
73. Delinquent 10/27/2008
74. A Voodoo Poet 10/31/2008
75. Before A Poetry Reading 11/2/2008
76. Neighbours From Hell 11/2/2008
77. How Are You? 11/6/2008
78. Antidotes To Apathy 11/6/2008
79. Happy 11/10/2008
80. Beer And Fags 11/11/2008

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,

  • 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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The Foreboding

You will not find them here, or anywhere perhaps,
But every now and then there is a hint
Of empty streets,
And down past alleyways and hidden squares
The tall, dry rooms of our illicit love.

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