Sunday, 28 November 2010

Two New Poems By Mike Loveday

Eyewear is glad to offer two new poems by Mike Loveday this chilly Sunday.  Loveday is the editor-publisher of 14 magazine, a published poet, and a student on the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University.  His debut pamphlet is out from HappenStance in 2011.

Fool's Errand

Beyond the requests -
issued my first day at his factory -
for striped paint, or a ham salad doughnut,
it’s the glass hammer and rubber nails
which come to mind now, as I’m fixing
his image into this.


Doubting Thomas

A middle-aged man, balancing
on a twelve-foot pillar
with his hands.

Not many people
have stopped
to watch.

In a white hat, white suit,
he is giving birth
to a clock.

The clock doesn’t want to come out,
but when he finally squeezes it free,
it is wearing a red hat,
and reciting a poem in Welsh.
“Y nos dywell yn distewi”

The poem scans
the audience,
grabs the man’s collar
and pushes
him off the pillar.

poems by Mike Loveday; published with permission of the author.
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