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.

Insomniac Mind by Carol Robson


Insomniac Mind

 

Pens leak the words

scrawls or rants

line after line

of new thoughts

or juxtaposed words

in scrappy books

or post-it notes

decorating a duvet

like a poetic quilt

to be sorted later

by a clearer mind.

Hours or days

poetic verbiage juggling

parking of words

in the right place

to be read

to be spoken

down through time

by you, by others

who empathise

where the words arose

from the restless sea

of the poets

Insomniac Mind.

© Carol Robson

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

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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Love Transcends.


(Poem about Iphis and Ianthe from the story in Ovid’s  Metamorphoses Book 9)

 

Love Transcends.

(Iphis and Ianthe)

 

A raging fire burned

loves flames kindled

elicited by your beauty

innocence in despair

knowing this love

betrothed in ignorance

by a loving father

unaware of deceit

by a loving mother

accepting the truth

of the prophecy of Isis.

 

The Gods frowning

a Sapphic love

not yet countenanced

there should not be

girl with girl.

My desires

my beautiful Ianthe

that you be man

or even I

to consummate

to bring purity

for our love desires.

 

True love triumphs

above all foolishness

love is much more

than decreeing

the genders

of who has

madness to love

or to lie with

their desired bride.

 

Decreed by Isis

our troth fulfilled

I’m now man

rendered by Goddess

for satisfaction

of the Gods

and families.

Yet! my beautiful Ianthe

our love transcends

Gods, Goddess and Gender.

 

©Carol Robson 2013

 

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

The Recovery Project :


This is another taste of the Transformations project I’m so pleased to be involved with through ArtiPeeps.

The Recovery Project :

3 artists (Ray Bentley, Jeremy Moseley and Hugo Smith) and 3 Poets (Carol RobsonBecca Smith and John Mansell) beavering away on the theme of the mental health issue of  ‘recovery’. The poets and artists have been paired and are each focusing on a particular aspect of recovery. Audio visual artist Shaun Blezard has also written a 15 minute soundscape to accompany the piece. All the separate elements will be completed by the ends of April and will be pulled together into a whole in May. This is all part of the well-being aspect of ArtiPeeps and will feed into a sister site we will be launching called ArtiPeeps Wellbeing which will serve to support the creative mind.

http://artipeeps.wordpress.com/whats-on/

‘The Seas that Ring the World’ Ring 1/4 : Transformations Poems (Book 2)


‘The Seas that Ring the World’ Ring 1/4 : Transformations Poems (Book 2)


TRANSFORMATIONS

 

George Braque Metamorphoses

 

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 2 

 

Featuring:

 

Carol Robson, Richard Biddle and Sadaf Fatima

http://artipeeps.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/the-seas-that-ring-the-world-ring-14-transformations-poems-book-2/

 

 

 

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