Oct 2015 ‘A Reflection’


Van Gogh Museum performance of the intergenerational words piece The Open Sky with Robyn Haddon and Rory Pilgrim October 2015.

“A Reflection.
The Open Sky is about words and what they mean for different people.
It’s about intergenerational words,

I bring words with me from childhood.
Family words that have stayed with me.
Sometimes these words have got blurred through the years.

There are words I want to term as family words.
There are also words I want to term as friendship words.
Sometimes the words in friendship can mean more to some people than family words because for some, their friends are also their family who they share their lives with.

There’s a four letter word, which is really important – just a four letter word – LOVE.
Carol Robson.

Women’s Space in Spoken Word by Carol Robson.


Women’s Space in Spoken Word.

I’m here to challenge
for you to listen
hear my voice
hear my inner soul.

Shouting
you need to see me
you need to hear me.

My voice is valuable
my space is valuable
this space is genderless
value the voice
value my words.

My right to occupy
my right to share
my voice is to be heard
my words are priceless
value me
value the person
I’m an equal person
I’m an equal voice.
We gave you a voice
respect ours.

© Carol Robson 2013

Incubi by Carol Robson.


Incubi

Life of constant bad thoughts
crawling around my mind
waiting to accommodate
my loss of control
why I fear my sleep time
that is never inhabited
with good dreams
only a constant
nightmare reality.

Struggling to stay awake
always losing the battle
despite the pills.
I try to grip reality.
Failure,
drifting away
into deep slumber
of mystical shrouds
swirling in the creeping
envelopment of darkness.

The demon surfaces
revisiting my body.
Dark red eyes piercing,
cauterising mind control
as he takes my soul
on his nightly inhabitation,
of pleasure, that I only know
in this orgiastic world
controlled by the Incubi.

© Carol Robson 2014

Words of Darkness and Light (reader review)


Words of Darkness and Light (reader review) posted on Facebook.

book review

Published by Thynks Publications

Words of Darkness and Light (Poetry Collection)


Words of Darkness and Light

Revised 2nd edition of my first poetry collection 48 poems Words of Darkness and Light

published Thynks Publications Limited to buy http://t.co/ASp6r7g9df

Thoughts of Yorkshire by Carol Robson


Thoughts of Yorkshire by Carol Robson

After watching the 2nd stage of Tour De France going through Yorkshire and the amazing views I decided to put this together with my poem which I wrote a few years ago about my home county.

Copyright Carol Robson 2014

Transformations: A Poetry-Life Exhibition


Transformations

A Poetry-Art Exhibition

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Launched today, a project that I’m honoured to have a little involvement with through my poetry

A global, collaborative poetry-art exhibition: Showcasing 29 emerging Twitter poets and artists, transforming Ovid’s Metamorphoses

KICKSTARTER

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Sod’Em (Sodom)


Sod'Em

SOD’EM

(SODOM)

(this is a poem from my Gay Biblical Whispers Set: Sod’Em using Yorkshire dialect words, see picture for word meanings)

 

Eyup

Sitha  a reet rum lot these

nowt like being a bit blathered

heads together

having a good chunter

perhaps without gumption

can’t keep dawks off each other

having a fratch

or a good feight

seen by religious leaders

who are really

a reet maungy mardy lot

to be getting narked

with a group baht common sense

who appear to be fugglin

who they treat as Straif

or just the Trammel of society

who they would never Tig

or never Lig with.

 

Perhaps there was,

really nowt  indecent

perhaps they called,

each other Conny

affection shown,

just having a reet good time

they weren’t really bad un’s

just showing love

eeh by gum I love everyone.

Now then my flowers

I’m certainly not flummoxed

when I say they should have

huggered up and shouted

at the Mardy bums

SOD’EM ALL!

 

©Carol Robson 2013

‘Heralding Battle and Blood’ Slash 2/4: Transformations Poems (Book 5) by ArtiPeep


TRANSFORMATIONS

 

February 2013-March 2014

 

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

 

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

 

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Poems Inspired by Book 5

 

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Featuring:

 

Carol Robson and Rebecca Audra Smith

 

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http://artipeeps.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/heralding-battle-and-blood-slash-24-transformations-poems-book-5/

The Recovery Project Collaboration: ‘Creatives Making a Difference’


The Recovery Project Collaboration: ‘Creatives Making a Difference’

Details of poets, artists and audio visual here: http://artipeeps.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/the-recovery-project-collaboration-creatives-making-a-difference/