Poetry Section

Blue Pool

A Berkshire Miracle

A Berkshire Miracle I remember visiting the Blue Pool at Stanford Dingley, the frost had risen From the ground plucked to the heavens By the bending Noon day sun I

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Demon Face

After the Divine Comedy

After the Divine Comedy One day the devil (Who nowadays is Only ever seen advertised On the wall paintings Of old churches) Came out into plain sight. Seeming to taunt

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I shall go back to church This Sunday to find The one who waits, Back to the impossible, The cave, within a cave, Within a cave. The sweet Zombie Trudge 

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An Astronaut’s Return

On his first day back, He gingerly stepped, Over the picket fence, Smelt the apple pie, Placed on the window In the porch. He heard her singing, Some number from

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At The Beach

Sandcastles that soon will Be palaces of the past, As the tide starts to turn And the last line is cast. Collecting razor shells and spent onion rings and what

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pipe smoking Bernard

Bernard Pearson

poet & author

Bernard lives in Oswestry, UK. He is published in around one hundred journals and magazines worldwide. He is also a spoken-word performer, finalist in both the John Tripp Spoken Word Competition and The All Wales Comic Verse Competition. Plus a biographer and prize-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in many publications. In 2017 a selection of his poetry ‘In Free Fall’ was published by Leaf by Leaf  Press. In 2019 he won second prize in The Aurora Prize (an international competition in Poetry) for his poem ‘Manor Farm’ and his first novel ‘Where the Willows End‘ was published by Leaf by Leaf Press. His second novel is due out in 2022.

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