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Last week one of our local radio stations had a Valentine’s Day contest.  Each day they would choose one love poem written and sent to them, and the winner would get a box of dried fruit and nuts.  Then on Friday they put all the five winners’ names into a hat, and pulled one out for the grand prize… a romantic evening complete with limousine ride, dinner, spa treatment and overnight accommodation.  

Well, I found out about it on Friday, and popped them a quick four line poem.  (The limit was four lines.)

My love, I want your heart
more than the TV remote control.
(But if I could have BOTH,
my life would be made whole.)

It won on Friday.  It was very exciting.

Unfortunately my name wasn’t drawn out for the grand prize, but I guess a box of nuts is still something.

I suppose technically I will put this down as my first prize for a poetry contest.  Next stop, fortune and glory!

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in For the readers


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I think writing poetry is a lot like running.
Both make you sweaty, and hurt in funny places.

No, wait….  That’s not it.

Actually they are both passtimes that are very hard to start, and very hard to stop.  I read in a book of poetry once:

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Once you write a poem
you must write another

To prevent the first
from falling over.

I am not sure if that is profound, or just plain potty, but I think it is true nevertheless.  Once you finish a poem, you have an urgent need to write another one.

So keep writing.  And running.

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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Ponderings


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Biblios Hokku – Gospels

It has been a while since I published anything from my Biblios Hokku project.  I have started with the four Gospels of the New Testament, and have tried to give them each a unique flavour, based on the content and context of that specific Gospel.

I will be posting in more detail about each individual book, and why the piece is written as it is, on Sharkbait’s Reef.  I will however only be posting one a day, because the readers there like to savour each chapter.  If you are interested in the process, please come back and check out the links.  Click on the title of each book to go to the explanation.

As always, if you want to read the whole Biblios Hokku to date, click here.   

A King from Heaven.
The long-awaited saviour.
JESUS is his name.

A man of sorrow.
Our salvation bought by blood.
“Follow me, and live.”

Salvation for all,
Through his great mercy and love.
So much more to come.

In the beginning-
There before Heaven or Earth.
This is who I AM.




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Posted by on February 8, 2010 in Biblios Hokku, Poetry & Prose


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The Poetry Project


A friend of mine has set up a web site called The Poetry Project, where they are experimenting with a mixture of poetry and photography.  It’s just started, but you all know how excited I get about any new project involving poetry.  Go and check it out.

Seriously.  Go now.  There’s nothing to see on this site today. 


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Posted by on October 14, 2009 in Uncategorized


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Incwadi is a local word for a message.  In this conxtext,  it is also used in local langauges to indicate a book or a letter.

Incwadi is also the name of a new South African Poetry and Photography Journal which has started.  They are now accepting submissions for their Spring edition.

Go on over and see what message they have for you.

Go now, and tell them Davidseven sent you.

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Posted by on September 8, 2009 in For the readers


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The Meeting


Some guys read too much into a conversation, I read too little.  My basic inferiority complex makes it hard for me to believe that anyone, especially a female someone, might actually be enjoying our conversation, and want to continue it at a later stage.  So I’m not so good at the art of picking up women, or getting their numbers.  Go figure.

I wrote this poem after one such encounter. 

A girl met me last night,
and I liked what she saw.
(not that she was hard to like either)
We shared, she laughed, I smiled.
She told me she had to go,
I didn’t tell her to stay.
She asked me to ask her for her number;
I gave her mine instead.
A girl met me last night,
Let’s hope it happens again.

If this was you, and you were really throwing yourself shamelessly at me, please understand. 

And send me your number. 🙂

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Posted by on September 7, 2009 in Poetry & Prose


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Hey Look! A monk on a Hill!


Meet Brother John Forbis, OHC


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He’s a monk.

He lives on a Hill.

He writes poetry.

He wrote a poem called “The Monk on the Hill”

It’s very good.

He also has a blog called “The Monk on the Hill

It’s new, but I’m sure it will also be very good.

Pop over some time and say “hello.”

In fact, go now.  I’ll wait.

Seriously.  There’s nothing to see here. Go.

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Posted by on August 26, 2009 in Uncategorized


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