Biography of William Cook
William Cook is from NZ. BA Hons in English Literature. Published poetry in Canta, Zephyr, Poetry NZ (20) , Southern Ocean Review, Indite Circle; short stories published in Remark issue 34 June '05 and Mindfire Renewed June '05. Currently working on an noir-crime novel & a collection of short stories.
Website: www.williamcook.net, features poetry, prose and graphic art.
William Cook's Works:
Poetry book, Journey, published 1996. Actively seeking publication.
William Cook Poems
Genus Canis Liberalis
I hate to hear dogs barking it reminds me of the humans that put them there behind the fences of boring little houses
Love Is For Suckers
immortality is bullshit the only thing that lives forever is the night love is bullshit
One Minute Of Freedom
realization a never-ending vision the horizon
Where the wild things run through the grass & the pine-needles next to the shore you walk
Staring Into The Sun
staring into the sun white light pure essence the burning love
It Has Been Given
What lies outside the heart and soul is restrictive decision that leads an arterial bypass past life’s true intentions.
Invocation Of A Dream
invocation of a dream here you are hundreds of wishes a lifetime of looking
The Edge Of The Night
A table spread in a tomb, dinner for the dead the dead! Why did you pay a visit to my eyes last night?
You want something new from our language? Something new? Lewd?
Pierced stabbed again & again gutted
Symbiosis Of Symbol & Sight
Am I dreaming? this breast is breathing rain is falling
I’m waiting the night is down the sweet smell completes my solitaire sonata
The Road Less Travelled - Aotearoa Exod...
We travelled to Mapua through Nelson from the Sounds in the hot afternoon sun
i love the smell of the city the hustle-bustle brilliance of life effective in every moment
again & again
Oh! what a marvellous crime
your love is
& you’re driving me to death now
on the end
of your sharp tongue
& impeccable wit
& I’m drinking myself
I love you
here I am
crucify me, again. . .