Originally written 22.12.1988 and posted ~ June 3rd, 2012 ~ and re-posted ~ 17 January, 2020 as the final piece of an Edenbray Retrospective #1 – #50

… … …



I am eternal

I am light

I am beginning 

and no ending

I am living

heat __________

My endless joy

My raging passion

My all

My everything

Outside, inside , in


Existing, never dull

Floating on a tidal wave

of experience

Matter parts, separates, forms

divides, thrives

dead matter dies


Childhood friends

childhood sweethearts

Loving buddies

Boys, girls

Men – women

Opposites attract

Distance separates

Put no distance between us

Separate us not

– Living energy are we

The beginning

and never the end

!   ?   !   ?   !   ?   !   ?   !


Lifes torrid pageant

Steamy sense and passion

Muscle, power, nerve

and graceful curve

Form, pattern, power

and grace

Beyond experience

Floating uncertainty

Sum of hopes fulfilment

This is a parody

A tale of struggle

sweat and joy

⃞   ᴐ   ◅   ⏥   ᴑ   ᴞ   ᴧ   ⎖

  ᐉ        ᐊ

Stating  the  obvious

ᴀ  .  ᴘ  .  ᴘ  .  ᴇ  .  ᴎ  .  ᴅ  .  ᴉ  .  ᵪ

I am a scientist

marine biologist

Discoverer of planets

stretching to the horizons

Breaking the mould that

grips me with octopus grasp

ONE THING for certain

I am no poet

no visionary

no rhymer of rhymes

As I play with words

like a child with Lego

Forming and fitting bits


Hard fact

Grand supposition

and Mellow illusion

These all twist and embrace

Copulate like lusting insects

I watch animated

involved, unafraid

unashamed as these

angular forms

patterns, grow

divesting, releasing


Imagination is my first

primeval gift

My right to use and enjoy


Why play on the edge of

experience and temptation

When one may wallow,

indulge in the centre

of delights?



#Authors Note – A spiritually awakened piece I feel – full of positive energy and resolve! I actually wrote this while in my early 20’s. I love that it doesn’t take any prisoners! edenbraytoday

Authors 2nd Note ~ This marks the last piece I am posting in this current Edenbray Retrospective for now. I started re-posting this Retrospective in November, 2019 and it has taken me around 2 months to edit, re-write a few and post 50 pieces in total that I wrote between the years 1990 until 2012 although some of my work including a few in this Retrospective, were originally written and published in the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It has been a true labour of love but it has taught me a lot about myself and my writing which I am sure will help me as I move on.

I have posted this Edenbray Retrospective here on my newer Edenbray 8 Blog as I have mentioned – for a new generation – who may or m ay not be interested in my work. The pieces I have chosen for the Retrospective were not selected pieces – I have re-posted them pretty much in the order they were originally posted with the exception of the penultimate Poem #49

I could continue to Re-post my work and may return to the project later in the year but for now I feel I have some new pieces to complete, post and publish. I am hoping an Anthology of some selected pieces will be published later in the year and obviously I would be grateful for any interest this printed project might receive. Please leave a note as a comment on this site or email me at stepheneede689@btinternet.com – if you would like a copy of my Edenbray Anthology of works – A Life in the Writing or if you would like to discuss or comment on my work in any way. I would be interested in your thoughts.

Thank you for your interest – edenbraytoday

#PROG-PROSE ~ Progressive Poetry – part of an #Edenbray retrospective – Re-posted today for a new generation!

About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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