Evan Potts

Evan Potts,

The poetry of Evan Potts is amazing good. Often he uses songs to write his prosac with, and always he shows the beauty of words.  His poetry makes the world looks so much better. That’s why I like to share some of it, here. As inspiration, and example for us all.

TO LOVE SOMEBODY
soon it’s that time again
that season of goodwill
but somethin‘ in my brain
says love should survive still

but it’s like i’m blind
why am i so blind

may good sense send
a world that’s fair for all
may terrorism end
i long for freedom’s call

let kindness reign
kindling love’s flame

compassion too
you know that very soon
i’ll leave fb once more
but i’ll never close the door
to happiness

and all that’s best

14 11 2017

HEROES

if Flanders‘ fields and poppies bring
love, care, respect, remembering
remembrance of the heroes who
gave up their lives for me and you

and if we learned from history
and put an end to such misery
and found a means to prevent war
and not let terror strike any more

and if instead of fear and hate
we brought kids up in an ideal state
of loving kindness and compassion
so peace and joy were their daily ration

then our heroes wouldn’t have died in vain
and we’d write … as the poppies grow again
after a century or a thousand ages…
about a better world …on history’s pages

11 11 2017

AQUARIUS

when the mansions of heaven align
so Jupiter’s in sight of Mars
and your hand nestles softly in mine
then Kindly Care is ours

when sweet Harmony blends in the night
and the moon melts indigo
and your every step feels firm but light
then Love and Peace will show

Just like the dawning of the age of Aquarius
let moonlight now shower you
let sunbeams alight on us
for this halcyon age… is due

.January 2017

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written with the song “Aquarius“ in mind for this star sign

the photo was found on the internet

CHIORO PHONIA

what am i… supposed to say
when such beauty comes on stream
can a bird steal my heart away
could it make my life…a dream

soft blue green on gold
you’re making my eyes
so glad to behold
a process… a prize

when love draws us near
the feeling’s sublime
sweet Chioro phonia
unrivalled through time

unravelled i find
sweet music to hear…
we’re privileged if ..we somehow heard
your love song draw us near

to you… sweet bird
sweet blue naped bird…

to you…Chioro phonia

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many thanks dear Jane Hollows for finding this gorgeous photo

the poem was written with a beautiful song in mind “Jesamine“ by the Casuals.

10 05 2016

A FARMER’S BOY

there was a time in many a family story
when ancestors worked on their English lands
wherein a metaphor or allegory’s
growing the ’staff of life‘ with their strong hands…
and so it was my Shropshire great grandfather
fulfilled his destiny beside a mill
or took his produce to a market further
to sell his wares… in Drayton by the hill…
a farmer’s boy worked hard upon the same soil
that i have walked my heart upon my sleeve
beyond the struggles… challenges and hard toil
there was a dream in which all did believe..
but did his daughter Ada leave those farm lands
to go to Lancashire … a baker’s wife
and knead the loaves with her soft gentle fair hands
then forge a kiln and start to build her life…
romantic tales may link our family histories
as fresh baked breads backdrops and may bequeath
a golden age that ended where Roger now lies…
six feet beneath.. .dear Stanton on Hine Heath…
then Ada’s son left to become a Marine
travelled the world his service to deploy
my father Alfred so well dressed and serene
marching as the band played … “A Farmer’s Boy“
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Wikipedia writes …. “ ‚The Farmer’s Boy‘ is a traditional English folk song or ballad. It has been arranged as a military march. The earliest written record of the song is under the name „The Lucky Farmer’s Boy“ in 1832 “the poem was written with another song in mind…“Danny Boy“11 05 2016

EYE TO EYE
i may be small
but can stand at your shoulder
you may be tall
but time may bring you down
we’re on all fours
but wiser as we’re older
tho time may fly
we’ll still see… eye to eye

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written with the tune of Danny Boy in mind (again)

thank you very much Annie for passing on the wonderful photo

11 05 2016

ALL IS LOVE
As i release you to fly free
so I devote this dream to you
that you’ll soar high o’er mountain streams
kiss you on the morning dew

that you’re enchanted by the leaves
that floral scenes enhance your view
that you find peace on panoplies
that blessings surely come to you

you dally on late summer’s breeze
will you caress the autumn too
dancing around her amber trees
miss you when the evening’s due

if we lived only for the day
i’d butterfly a path to you
to make this song your serenade
enlist you in this dream world too

tho we live in a testing world
I dream there’s happiness above
like emperors‘ red wings unfurled

when… love is all

then all is love

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written with a lovely song in mind, Art Garfunkel…“Kathy’s Song“

thank you Jane Hollows for the beautiful photo

15 08 2016

A FAMILY REUNION
relive days loved and remembered
hear a lone wolf on the hill
call in worlds of burning amber
to the tribe who answer still
as with timeless sons and daughters
who still meet upon this plain
having crossed inclement waters
and connected roots again
so i write… as to stand the test
and praise emphatically
how the days we loved the very best
still live on…in you and me

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a dedication to Edith , Ted , Nancy and all the much loved family at the recent family reunion so far away… yet so close to my heart

to go with a fabulous picture just posted by Jane Hollows

written with song in mind …Procul Harum’s…“Whiter Shade of Pale“

 

08 05 2016

BECAUSE OF CHRISTMAS DAY

As i rub my eyes and yawn
on another Christmas morn
to family and friends i say
“have the happiest Christmas day“

by the waters of Galilee
by the Dan and Naphtali
where they’d once see
miracles of Nazareth

like dawn’s nascent beauty
like the rising of a Son
bathed in warmest equity
and Hope… to come

we’re like a boat’s crew who see light
like the blind whose sight’s restored
like the day succeeds the night…
blessed and adored

may our Christmas now reflect
’neath the carols‘ ringing bells
real humanity and respect
and miracles

miracles along our way
and the magic we behold
as in Nature’s grand parade
and the story told

so hark and hear and rest assured
that a Child was born… whose sway
meant we will live for evermore
because of Christmas day

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written with a Boney M song in Mind “By the Waters of Babylon“
many thanks to whoever took and posted the photo (was it you
who posted it Jane ? )

14 11 2016

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