Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 26,379 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Raymond Farrell Poems

441. Just Thinking 7/5/2016
442. Dog And Cat 7/5/2016
443. For Those Who Think It's So Important 7/6/2016
444. The Bobcat's Cry 7/12/2016
445. A Pluralistic Society 7/13/2016
446. The Bowels Of Night Give Day 7/28/2016
447. Nothing Is More 7/28/2016
448. Temporal Absolution 7/28/2016
449. Poetry Beyond Adulteration 7/28/2016
450. The So-Called Everyday Ordinary Joe 7/29/2016
451. Vaguely I Remember 7/29/2016
452. How Cruel 7/30/2016
453. When All Is Said And Done 7/30/2016
454. So It Is For Better Or Worse 7/30/2016
455. The Rosebud Opens 7/30/2016
456. The Gentle Deer 7/30/2016
457. If Kind Words Are To Be Said 7/31/2016
458. A Cultured Man 7/31/2016
459. Globalization 7/31/2016
460. Reality Summarized 7/31/2016
461. In A Grove Of Cedars 8/1/2016
462. Pictures From Van Gogh (The Bearers Of Burden) 8/4/2016
463. Picture From Van Gogh (The Weaver) 8/4/2016
464. Our Pampered Culture 8/5/2016
465. Pictures From Van Gogh (The Potato-Eaters) 8/5/2016
466. In Memory Of Alfred Whitehead 8/5/2016
467. Pictures From Van Gogh (Wheat Field With A Lark) 8/6/2016
468. A Pileated Woodpecker 8/6/2016
469. Pictures From Van Gogh (The Sower) 8/6/2016
470. The Feast 8/7/2016
471. The Bee 8/9/2016
472. Pictures From Van Gogh (The Hospital In Arles) 8/9/2016
473. Pictures From Van Gogh (The Starry Night) 8/11/2016
474. Pictures From Van Gogh (Crows In The Wheatfield) 8/11/2016
475. And For All That 8/12/2016
476. It Is All Quite Humbling 8/12/2016
477. The Spider 8/14/2016
478. Hunger 8/14/2016
479. Idolatry 8/14/2016
480. History One Big Echo Chamber 7/9/2016

Comments about Raymond Farrell

  • Sandra Feldman (5/1/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    Did he live?

    This poem is fantastic, best description of an
    optimist ever! so good to laugh for a change.
    thank you.

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Best Poem of Raymond Farrell

When It Comes To Poetry

When it comes to poetry
I feel like David
Before he went out to meet Goliath
Saul offered him his armour
His sword, his breast plate
His helmet, his shield
But in the end he refused
Saying he had not proved it
For he was but a shepherd
Not trained in the use
Of weapons of war
He took merely a sling shot
And five smooth stones
But any giant can be slain
By such a crude weapon
If the stone finds its mark
And I can offer
No grand words
No breath-taking imagery
I commend all
Who operate at those lofty heights
But I am just
A ...

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You cannot be a Canadian
And not have an opinion about this season
On average, we're the coldest country in the world
And when you're standing out in February
Waiting for the bus
Shivering and shaking and wishing you were a brass monkey
You're going to say something
Even if no one else is around to hear it
But what I am tired of

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