John Thorkild Ellison

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

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

41. An Alcoholic 10/17/2007
42. Changing-Room Blues 10/31/2007
43. Rejection 11/8/2007
44. War Haiku 11/17/2007
45. Bollock Naked 12/1/2007
46. Motorhead Haiku (For Lemmy) 12/26/2007
47. Haiku For Allen Ginsberg 12/29/2007
48. Barmaid 12/31/2007
49. Marcus The Ganja Man 1/1/2008
50. Motorhead Haiku No.2 1/8/2008
51. Adolescence 1/8/2008
52. Romeo 1/26/2008
53. Famous Author 2/9/2008
54. Dirty Weekend 2/9/2008
55. Poets 2/10/2008
56. Spring 2/10/2008
57. Graveyard Kiss 2/12/2008
58. Politician 2/13/2008
59. Freedom Of Speech 2/13/2008
60. Winter Moon Haiku 2/23/2008
61. Frosty Morning Haiku 2/24/2008
62. Nursery Rhyme For Iraq 2/25/2008
63. The Foreboding 8/21/2005
64. Omens Revisited 3/16/2008
65. Alcohol 4/1/2008
66. Odi Et Amo (After Catullus) 5/4/2008
67. It's Humbug Day (Or, The Way Things Are Going) 5/16/2008
68. Nocturne (In Times Gone By) 7/6/2008
69. Those Were The Days! 7/6/2008
70. The Point Of Dada Poetry 7/13/2008
71. A Question Of Meaning 7/13/2008
72. A Gimmick 7/13/2008
73. Compassion And Anger 7/18/2008
74. All Shall Be Well? 7/22/2008
75. Butterfly 8/2/2008
76. Drug Scene 8/13/2008
77. Georgia (2008) 8/17/2008
78. Born Again? 8/18/2008
79. The Naked Truth 8/20/2008
80. A Poet's 19th Nervous Breakdown 8/20/2008

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

'For Godsake Hold Your Tongue And Let Me Love'

Please be quiet, little friend,
You're driving me right round the bend!
I'm sick and tired of your whining voice,
You're giving me no other choice
But to slam the door and go outside
Which really hurts my foolish pride.
You're keen to voice your point of view
But for Heaven's sake I have feelings too!
When will you ever give me peace?
When will your petty grumblings cease?
Don't you remember there was a time
We loved each other very much,
We trembled at each other's touch
And quarrelling just seemed a crime?
I've really had enough of this! ...

Read the full of 'For Godsake Hold Your Tongue And Let Me Love'

The Pilgrim's Complaint

Walking this bitter path with You,
I wonder why it has to be like this,
Your death in torment in the name of Love
Betrayed in the garden by a traitor's kiss.

There's so much pain in the sweetest song
And so much sorrow in a tale of bliss,
So much guilt to atone for wrong;
Tell me, O Lord, why does it always have to be like this?

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