Poems

            Extraordinary Things

                                      [On Taking up a Seat at] Will’s Old Desk

                                      Winston Smoked Me

                                      Passion of Marilyn’s Skirt

                                      Tom’s Eagle Feather

                                      Charlie in the Redwoods

                                      Confession of an Old Homestead


These poems are inspired by the device so brilliantly used in Charles Jenson’s Complaint of Isadora Duncan’s Scarf, which told the story of her accidental death from the point of view of the culpable scarf. 

I thought that the idea of telling a story, expressing emotion, from the perspective of an inanimate object at the centre of things was intriguing and inviting. 

 © Philip Knight 2018