Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 27,626 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

Raymond Farrell Poems

681. Haiku (Sacrilege) 5/27/2015
682. If Poetry 5/20/2015
683. Haiku (Not Learning From History) 5/18/2015
684. Death Under The Locust Tree 5/4/2015
685. Dirty Tree 5/4/2015
686. Freedom 4/27/2015
687. Getting Personal 6/15/2015
688. Nature 6/8/2015
689. Dinner Surprise 6/22/2015
690. The People Who Sweep The Roads 6/21/2015
691. Haiku (The Stages Of Truth) 6/15/2015
692. Chasing Happiness 6/12/2015
693. Haiku (Serious Sport) 6/13/2015
694. Coffee 6/12/2015
695. Haiku (To Some Poets) 6/14/2015
696. Having A Baccalaureate 6/14/2015
697. Haiku (Try To Keep Your Smile) 6/11/2015
698. Haiku (Psychiatry) 5/31/2015
699. Haiku (Doing Unto Others) 6/2/2015
700. Haiku (Witty Humor) 6/11/2015
701. Haiku (Diarrhea) 6/10/2015
702. Haiku (Democracy And Freedom) 6/9/2015
703. Haiku (Patriotism) 6/2/2015
704. Haiku (Some Ulster Protestants) 5/20/2015
705. May 15/15 Hangzhou 5/15/2015
706. The Sparrow 7/29/2016
707. Under A Full Moon 5/22/2016
708. Say Versus Say 6/21/2016
709. Musings And My Grandfather's Orchard 6/10/2016
710. What If 6/4/2016
711. Haiku (Isms) 5/23/2016
712. Acts Of Concision 5/11/2016
713. Today For No Particular Reason 5/1/2016
714. Haiku (Don't Look Back) 3/26/2016
715. Many A Man 3/27/2016
716. Haiku (Kindness) 4/2/2016
717. The Cherry Trees Near Gu Lo Station 3/19/2016
718. From My Window I Watched 2/12/2016
719. Smog 3/8/2016
720. Haiku (Nationalism) 2/8/2016

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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