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

Hypocrisy.


First poem from my Gay Biblical Whispers set performed at Hidden Perspectives festival June 1st (Bringing the Bible Out of the Closet) which looked at the Homosexual and Homophobic narratives in the Bible.

Hypocrisy.

Man should not lie with man
woman should not lie with woman
an abomination should end in death
they would take your very last breath.

Homosexuality seen as such a sin
putting to death, their patrilineal kin.
Hypocrisy abounds, thou shall not kill
a sin decreed by their Father’s will.

Gay and Trans people are condemned
procreation of life will be stemmed.
Yet the conception of the son of God
in all narratives just appears a little odd.

Mary’s immaculate conception without stain
a virgin birth, which told, we must not profane.
The vision of the Holy Spirit to take Mary was foretold
or is it simply, that the greatest fairy-tale ever was about to unfold.

©Carol Robson 2013

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I could have never imagined

or even dreamed,

that this life

would turn out so!

Happiness and joy

can be measured

in wealth and riches,

of love and friendship

from family and friends.

 

Those who started

my amazing journey

with me,

many who joined it

along the way, sharing,

making my life richer

that led to fulfillment,

of a deeper happiness

in a time and place

that is my Nirvana.

 

Those who,

journeyed with me,

stayed with me,

supported me,

loved me

for being me,

I love you.

Namaste.

©Carol Robson 2013

Ilkley Fringe


Ilkley Literature Festival brochure out Friday Aug 9th, although I have known for weeks that my show ‘Finding Me’ had been accepted for the Fringe, seeing your name in the programme does make it real, bottom right hand in both pics…

Finding Me is on at the Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside Theatre Oct 16th 9-10pm, this is a Free Fringe Event.

Ilkley Literature Festival programmeIlkley Fringe Show

Hidden Perspectives Festival (Bringing The Bible Out Of The Closet)


Hidden Perspectives FestivalStarting my performance of Gay Biblical Whispers at the Hidden Perspectives Festival at The Workstation Sheffield June 1st (Bring the Bible out of the Closet) challengingbiblical/religious narratives on homosexuality/homophobia and gender.

More details in my Events page. https://carolrobsonpoet.wordpress.com/book-and-events/

Review of poetry performances at Hidden Perspectives Festival

( Sarah Thomasin, Carol Robson and Sally Jenkinson were truly captivating, their passion and dedication to the craft was evident within each performance. Skilfully they all caused ordinary words to take on extraordinary messages, speaking to the audience on such a personal level that many commented that the performances were ‘a transformative experience’.) http://hiddenperspectives.org/2013/06/16/recapping-the-festival-poetry/

Gay Biblical Whispers @Hidden Perspectives


Using contemporary poetry I’ll be performing a brand new set ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’ June 1st @Sheffield Workstation

Gay Biblical Whispers pic

Hidden Perspectives: Bringing The Bible Out Of The Closet

Hidden Perspectives is a large-scale pioneering public engagement project that aims to open up interpretations of biblical narratives to underrepresented groups. The project is a jointly organised by Dr. Katie Edwards at The University of Sheffield and LaDIYfest Sheffield.

Hidden Perspectives encourages inclusive discussion on dominant interpretations of biblical texts and narratives found in scholarship and mainstream culture. Working with groups and individuals from range of faith and non-faith backgrounds, this ambitious project aims to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and diversity in which biblical texts can be interpreted.

In 2013 the project will focus on sexuality, gender and the Bible and intersecting issues relating to identity, diversity and representation.

http://hiddenperspectivesfest.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/gay-biblical-whispers/