‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ … a page and a review

This is page 18 of ‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ published earlier this year in May as a paperback and e-book – plus a review which appeared on Amazon.com in June from someone I don’t know – who I can’t thank enough.

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Unreal

Not of light nor darkness
eyes closed seen not being
eyes open memory clinging
unreal still believed

 

Chaos

Dark fell into night
light showed up by day
shadows took to shade
chaos spins their end

 

Night Notes

Shuttered eyes open
touching what he feels
words laid out marauding
captured light reveals

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Review

Ama No Iwato
What an excellent and unusual poetry book
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2020

As an author, Eric Daniel Clarke has such a profound sense of what humans need, what relationships and life is, and what makes all of our hearts tick and break. He puts your feelings into the words, the words into short blocks, the blocks into profound stories that touch your soul. Plus, it makes you smile. The author has a unique way of handling words and emotions.
I am looking forward to reading this book over and over because one time is not enough!
Thank you so much, Eric, for all your writing. Poets and writers like you make the greatest difference in this world, more than you may ever know!

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No Bodies

She of an age, not young
nor old, she knows he
knows, her lines and eyes
he pins within a decade

He shows his own, tells
who asks, yet as if, he
not believed, she says
(more wish) he can’t be

No time to tell, no hand
to hold, line after line
she feels, he too, soul bites
no sound, no bodies.

Woken up now…

I’ve become a little lost on here
not being the man I am
to those who know and need me.

I’ve been distant, distracted
passive, as if waiting for something
to happen in my life, this isn’t me.

I’ve woken up now, can’t keep
waiting for a future I have no
say in, impossible to make real.

You live for today not tomorrow
I make you feel good, it’s only here
you want me, this reality for you.