April 6, 2015

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April 6, 2015

She said
“How do you love me?”

I said
“Like I am a bear and you are the Spring,
Like I am a desert and You are the Rain,
Like I am a fire and you are the Wind,
Like I am a compass and You are North.”

She said
“How long will you love me?”

I said
“When the last mountain turns to sand,
When the seven seas have all dried up,
When the last star, in the last galaxy
Flickers and winks out,
When I am less than dust,
My Love for you will still burn brightly…”

She said
“Don’t forget me”

I said

“Would a beach forget the sea?
Would a honeybee forget the flower?
Would a river forget its spring?
Would the Earth forget the Sun?”

~O~

© 2015 Martin Graham King
Image sourced on Pinterest (all rights remain with the creator)

March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick,
tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,
tick, tock, tick, tock, tick,
tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,
Insomnia really sucks ..

~O~

Tanka © 2015 Martin Graham King
Image sourced on Google Images (all rights remain with the creator)

“Some people believe that Illustrated stories are ONLY for children…”

This is DEFINITELY not the case…

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In 2014 David was the mastermind behind a Kickstarter project called ‘The Ravings of Love and Death’, an artbook illustrating some of the best loved works by the Master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe…
IMG_0183… And David really brought the stories to Life… and Death!

David G. Forés and Play Attitude are also the masterminds behind the massively successful mobile apps iPoe Vol 1 and iPoe Vol 2 (both available at an App Store near you) and the eagerly anticipated, by me at least, iPoe Vol 3, which is to be released in April 2015.

But I digress… Forgotten Colors is the latest project by the hugely talented David Garcia Forés and Desiree Arancibia

It is a Limited Edition artbook containing fifteen stories illustrated by these two outstanding artists with a musical soundtrack by maestro Teo Grimalt and promises to be an amazing addition to any real Bibliophile’s library! You can visit their Kickstarter page here http://kck.st/1LyKyQc and see the pledging levels and the rewards you can get, but BE QUICK! Pledging for the project closes on March 31, 2015 at 22.00 GMT. As I write there are 524 backers, so this is a VERY Limited Edition book, and from my experience with The Ravings of Love and Death, and the pride of place it holds in my small Library, the new book will be a thing of beauty and of extremely high quality.

So much do I believe in David and Desiree’s work, and that of the whole Play Attitude team that I have backed them and only wish I could have pledged more than I have.

The clock is ticking… If You value books and fancy supporting a small, independent publishing house, I urge You to, at least, visit their page…

http://kck.st/1LyKyQc

You know You want to…

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Sonnet for Lolita

Lolita is a 20-foot-long (6 m), 7,000 pounds (3,200 kg) Orca who has lived at the Miami Seaquarium since her capture in 1970.
In the wild she could swim 100 miles each and every day, but since she was captured the furthest she could swim is this ….

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… A tank 60-by-80-foot (18 by 24 m) by 20 feet (6 m) deep.

Please look her up on Google and, if You find her situation as abhorrent as any right-minded person must, make your feelings known. Thank You ..

Sonnet for Lolita

As you scream and jeer at my confinement,
A wall and the sky are all I can see,
I am enslaved for your entertainment,
Forever denied my right to be free.
I feel like I am the last of my kind,
I’ve been alone for the thirty five years,
Since Hugo used the wall to smash his mind,
And put an end to all his unshed tears,
I jump through hoops, dance to your heartless tune,
As you gorge yourselves on hotdogs and coke
Then You leave me to my barren lagoon,
A lonely tragedy, that you think a joke,
Is there no-one who’ll listen to my song?
Forty five years a slave… and that’s just wrong.

~O~

Sonnet © 2015 Martin Graham King
Image sourced on Google Images (all rights remain with the creator)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita_(orca)

each day each night

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Each day, I live by thy presence,
Each night, I die by thy absence,
Such sweet torture is thy silence
Each day. I live by thy presence,
I dwell in thy heart’s circumf’rence,
I grow strong in thy radiance,
Each day, I live by thy presence,
Each night, I die by thy absence.

~O~

Triolet © 2015 Martin Graham King
Image sourced on Google Images (all rights remain with the creator)

February 4, 2015

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February 4, 2015

As she opened the door the first thing I saw was her smile.
Her lips told me one story, but her eyes told me a different tale.
She was holding back tears with a strength I marvelled at,
yet I wished she would share her pain with me.

Even now
Her happiness is my happiness,
Her pain is my pain.
Even when she thinks she has it locked away
I can feel it in her.

My heart has been keyed to hers from the moment we first met,
but something always stops her from unlocking the cage and letting me in.
Fear, so I suppose, of being hurt again,
but I could no more hurt her than chew off my own ear.

~O~

Prose Poem © 2015 Martin Graham King
Image sourced on Google Images (all rights remain with the creator)