Peter Elliott

Rookie (born 23-11-1950 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Peter Elliott Poems

1. On The Brink 8/30/2009
2. Something In The Air 9/9/2009
3. The Mother Watched 11/27/2009
4. People Love Musicians 11/27/2009
5. Freedom 1/31/2011
6. Earthquake 1/31/2011
7. A Loquat Tree's Wish 2/14/2011
8. Imagine 2/17/2011
9. One Of My Chief Loves 3/18/2011
10. Dawkins Co-Incidence Poem 11/20/2009
11. Surrender 11/20/2009
12. A Casio At Coreys 2/16/2014
13. Voluptuous Velocity 9/20/2009
14. Enter Jazz 11/20/2009
15. Street Art 8/29/2009
16. Star-Gazer 4/14/2011
17. On Cars 8/23/2009
18. Photography 8/27/2009
19. Missing Cat 11/22/2009
20. Spring Rain 8/22/2009
21. Art Gallery Poem Ii 2/11/2011

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Art Gallery Poem Ii

Take a picture,
Hanging to a wall
In a restful symmetric frame.

Place carefully,
So as not to over-balance
Very gently
One, Or two, Human Beings,

It is their first time at this exhibition

They gape
Like butterfilies leaving their cocoon
Like playing first time a CD tune

With eyes focused
On the painting they stand,
Gazing rigidly, intently.

Or staring faraway through infinity.

They are trying to understand the painting.
Trying to clarify and classify
A foreign experience
Into their store
Of known ...

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It's been a while now
Since I owned a camera
I mean a real camera.

I remember the days
I used to load a new reel of film,
Twenty-four blank screens
Awaiting to be filled,
And set off to shoot them all

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