John Thorkild Ellison

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

John Thorkild Ellison Poems

81. A Point Of View 11/17/2008
82. Fat Girl, Thin Boy 11/27/2008
83. A Lunatic Song 12/3/2008
84. A Sad, Old Fart 12/16/2008
85. Porn Star 1/11/2009
86. It's The Beer Talking 2/8/2009
87. Future Scenario 2/9/2009
88. Disgusting 2/9/2009
89. Dreaming And The Cosmic Joke 2/13/2009
90. Boyhood Poem 2/15/2009
91. Beware Of The Ghoul 2/16/2009
92. A Tale Of Teenage Lust 2/18/2009
93. Dreaming Of Eva 2/25/2009
94. Poemhunters' Song (To A Popular Hymn Tune) 3/1/2009
95. A Choice To Be Made, Not Delayed 3/2/2009
96. A Change Of Fortune (From Rags To Riches) 3/3/2009
97. Odd Ones Out (A Sonnet) 1/20/2009
98. A Snow Scene 2/2/2009
99. Hypocrite 3/22/2009
100. A Curse 4/21/2009
101. Bent? 4/23/2009
102. A Better Type Of Crime (To A Moral Prig) 4/24/2009
103. Familiar Strangers (To The Bowie Girl) 5/21/2009
104. Care In The Community 5/26/2009
105. Beatnik Rant 5/26/2009
106. Fat Man Blues 6/4/2009
107. Antoinette 6/4/2009
108. Critics 6/6/2009
109. A Poem Of Gratitude To Jazz Greats 6/15/2009
110. Holier Than Thou (Alternative Version) 6/25/2009
111. A Disappointment For Joe Bloggs 7/1/2009
112. Heatwave 7/7/2009
113. A Song Of Experience (For Allen Ginsberg And William Blake) 7/22/2009
114. A Nose-Picker's Confession 8/10/2009
115. A Hunchback's Fantasy 8/23/2009
116. A Green Manifesto 8/25/2009
117. A Lover's Soliloquy 9/7/2009
118. Nazi On A Motorbike 9/8/2009
119. A Young Sinner's Confession 9/14/2009
120. A Friendship Remembered 9/23/2009

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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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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