Biography of Stephen Beattie
Stephen Beattie, born 1957 in Lincolnshire England, has had a varied career including work on a deep sea trawler, cartography and public service. In 2004 he enrolled on a poetry course and suddenly all those random thoughts which littered his brain made sense.
His first collection, Treading The Helix, was published in 2011
Stephen Beattie's Works:
Treading The Helix
Published by Indigo Dreams Publishing
Stephen Beattie Poems
I Fell In Love With An Estate Agent
Browsing brochures describing flats suitable for singles she caught my eye; a beautiful desirable property, displaying a magnificent frontage, well maintained, perhaps in need of a little sympathetic restoration.
Roger Mcgoughs' Socks
A trainee poet, of no fixed ability, seeking inspiration, quaffed the night away. Awakening at dawn, semi naked on the lawn, he perceived a figure emerging from the mist.
A Fishy Tale
I hope you don’t think I’m codding when I say there will always be a plaice in my carp for you. My love is a fresh mountain bream
Words In Progress
An idea has formed, become a cappuccino of word phrase and image. Now the ingredients require a quenching of ink; black mind, no brash blue or insanity purple. Black
She reclines on red velvet covers, naked as a tree in winter, true form and beauty revealed. Anticipation Boleros around the room, punctuated by slow
It comes between dusk and dawn; uninvited, unbidden, unwanted; a crashing party bore. It drinks my thoughts, digests my soft emotions; Incubus of the dark hours, lean eyed hawk,
It comes between dusk and dawn; uninvited,
unbidden, unwanted; a crashing party bore.
It drinks my thoughts, digests my soft emotions;
Incubus of the dark hours, lean eyed hawk,
It sits inside my skull with hammer set;
poised, eager to abort those unseen dreams.
It’s the sweat soaked pillow of memory, of
torment piercing the night; a rip of dreams,