north of oxford poetry submissions

2 poems by Adrian Manning

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 FOR BUKOWSKI WITH THE GRATITUDE OF THE CENTURIES
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for the words
for the life lived
that still engulfs us
the flames of the fire
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for the mistakes
for the courage to
make them
where others fear
the blood in the vein
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for the ease of the blackbird
so easily mistaken
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for the imitators
especially those that grow
their own voice
after failing to be Bukowski
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for giving a voice
to the mute
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for the words
for ever
 
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Photograph by g emil reutter

IN YR MIDNIGHT HEAVEN
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storm force
translations w/
blue-eyed snow &
deserts of dusk –
neon talk silenced
in all languages
minds w/out speech
tomorrow invaded
by dark rumours
imaginary feelings
in yr
midnight
heaven
we/re far from
home &
wandering in
the night
lost
in broken
longing
seeking whale
bone solutions
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Adrian Manning lives and writes in Leicester, England. He is a pushcart nominated poet and author of numerous chapbooks, the most recent being “13 Poems From The Edge Of Extinction” published by Crisis Chronicles Press. He is also the editor of Concrete Meat Press.  CONCRETE MEAT PRESS
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