Pete Crowther

Rookie - 0 Points (Hull, East Yorkshire, England)

Pete Crowther Poems

81. Taken Ill When Abroad; Or, My Drozhky Driver Has Been Struck By Lightning* 1/3/2006
82. Matins 9/14/2005
83. Oh, Be My Valentine (Acrostic Sonnet) 2/14/2006
84. The Photographic Competition 10/19/2005
85. Diminishing Returns 7/6/2005
86. Whose Is This Hand I See Before Me? 11/9/2005
87. Sea Dreams 10/26/2004
88. Our Earthly Condition 11/17/2004
89. The World, The Flesh, And The Devil 7/16/2006
90. Sometimes It Is Good To Gaze Upon The Stars 11/7/2006
91. Poor Kilnsea 9/27/2005
92. The Parasitology Exam 11/11/2005
93. St. Gura’el — Patron Saint Of Motorists 4/15/2006
94. Home-Thoughts From A Broad 5/21/2006
95. I Have Not Gone Away 10/25/2004
96. On Death's Road (Trans. Of Henri Michaux) 11/17/2004
97. Neonlit Apples 3/10/2005
98. Walking Home From The Pub Along A Country Road By A Wide River Estuary At Night 7/1/2007
99. Gimme A Camel 12/14/2006
100. The Milky Way 12/30/2006
101. Spring — It Is Icumen In 2/4/2007
102. Blood On The Floor 8/20/2006
103. Empathy 9/3/2006
104. Useless 10/29/2005
105. Our Little Bethany 7/8/2005
106. Hypochondriac 6/29/2005
107. At Four O'Clock This Afternoon 12/11/2005
108. Is It You, Dad? 1/22/2006
109. A Spell To Bring A Loved One Home 5/5/2005
110. After Rain 12/7/2005
111. April 10/25/2004
112. In Other Words - 'shut Your Gob! ' 2/26/2006
113. The Six O'Clock News 5/30/2005
114. Schadenfreude 5/30/2005
115. Grendel's Mother 10/26/2004
116. Relax, Enjoy, Be Merry! 6/4/2006
117. On Speaking French 4/27/2006
118. A Special Low-Cost Shuttle 1/4/2005
119. Fresh Sea Breeze 7/13/2006
120. Persephone In Springtime 11/18/2004

Comments about Pete Crowther

  • Kareem Abdulrahim (10/16/2006 1:38:00 AM)

    i'm not sure how i feel about your bons mots, but the rest of your poetry is awesome. It is unexplainable how great the poems are.

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  • Scarlett Treat (5/21/2006 10:33:00 PM)

    Pete, you are, without a doubt, one of the best pastoral poets I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Your work takes me out of myself into another world, one filled with joy of 'all things wise and wonderful, all things great and small.' Thank you for being kind enough to share your writing with me, and your insight into life as well. You are awsome, Pete.

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  • Lori Boulard (1/16/2006 1:45:00 PM)

    Peter, I just want to let you know that whenever I feel like traveling, I end up among your poems. Each one is a little trip somewhere interesting, often pastoral, and always worth visiting. Thank you for them!

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  • Amanda Lukas (12/12/2005 1:23:00 PM)

    Always refreshing to read your work, Peter. You have a wonderfully descriptive nature! Keep up the great work. Looking forward to reading new poems!

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  • Louise Marie Delsanto (11/11/2005 10:55:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for reading me..Your poetry is quite beautiful..and you do have a talent for creative expression yourself...a pleasure reading you...


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  • Philippa Lane (8/4/2005 1:38:00 AM)

    I do think you are an especially gifted poet. You capture precious moments in your life; much as you capture your precious moths - with design, passion and dedication to the job at hand. You make something ordinary, extraordinarily beautiful. Your titles are wonderful, and throughout each poem runs a vein of simplicity which, it seems to me, comes from a deep reverence for life.

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  • Michael Tonkin (2/21/2005 8:42:00 AM)

    I am slowly making my way through your poems, and they all have something to say to me.
    I like 'A Fly In Amber' especially, I like the way it has existed from whenever and has seen all these wonderful moments.
    Anyone who knows what Eocene means deserves a medal, I had to look it up.

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  • Michael Shepherd (2/12/2005 5:44:00 AM)

    Eat your heart out, Hallmark Cards! Hearty congratulations, Peter.

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Best Poem of Pete Crowther

A Question Of Philosophy

When evil strikes
In fire and flood
Or untimely death by dread disease
We sometimes wonder “What of God? ”

The ancient Greeks
Long before us
On this very same question reflected.
Wise Epicurus put it thus:

“If God is willing but not able
Such evil to prevent,
Call Him ‘God’ still, if you will,
He cannot be omnipotent.”

“And if He’s able but not willing
Such evil to prevent,
God He may be, but I say
He is malevolent.”

“If God is able and willing, too,
All evil to prevent,
Why in the world should pain and ...

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After Rain

And now at last
the rain has passed.
See the flowers
freshened by showers
their petals bright
reflecting light
In garden beds
they raise their heads
and by the breeze
are gently teased
to fling off drops
Like little mops
in circles twirled
before they’re furled
and put away
for another day.

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