I’m a big fan of One Hand Clapping online magazine, always a great mixture of poetry, music, art and interesting articles. It’s a real treat to feature with my poem ‘Out There’ (and it is out there 😉). Many thanks editor Alan Humm.
Surprise arrived in the post today…contributor copy of Obsessed With Pipework No.92. Chuffed to have two poems in alongside poet chums Kitty Coles, Penny Sharman, Stephen Bone, Robert Nisbet & many other fine poets. Another great issue, thanks Charles and Katerina.
A pleasant surprise today to find I have two poems up at the wonderful Runcible Spoon webzine. I’m so grateful to editors Kathleen and David Strafford for giving these wildly imaginative poems, written during the first weeks of lockdown, a perfect home.
I’m having a truly beezer 63rd birthday today; good mood lifted even further by the arrival of these two beautiful Slice Of The Moon Books anthologies, each containing four (I know – get me!) of my poems, alongside many lovely poetry friends. Grateful thanks to editor Katie Metcalfe for producing these splendid books.
Following my publication in One Hand Clapping magazine yesterday, I have another poem ‘Water Stories’ published today in the wonderful Eunoia Review, an online magazine that has published a number of my poems since 2017. Grateful thanks as always to editor Ian Chung.
Delighted that my poem ‘Edgeless’ is in the latest splendid issue of One Hand Clapping magazine alongside a stellar cast, including several poetry friends. My grateful thanks to editor Alan Humm. It’s well worth a read via: https://www.1handclapping.online/
Paul Waring: a poem
Today I lack spark
charmless as plain biscuits
sharp as a butter knife
in a doll’s house.
Then it hits:
my God I’ve lost my edge
not even a match
for Miss Brodie’s chrysanths
a barrage of bum notes
dull as a bell buried
halfway up Everest.
Today you might as well know
I’ll have nothing to say.
Paul Waring is a retired clinical psychologist from Wirral. His poetry is published in Prole, Atrium, Strix, Ink, Sweat & Tears, London Grip and elsewhere. Awarded second prize in the 2019 Yaffle Prize, commended in the 2019 Welshpool Poetry Competition, his debut pamphlet Quotidian is published by Yaffle Press.