EDENBRAY in EXILE – 14 – bottle of pop

‘Edenbray in Exile’

A Retrospective Anthology of Poetry, Articles and Essays

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I was the figurehead you were the mailer

When sober men met to discuss the future

Of inspiration that divides without taking sides

The elegance of women always paves the way for

Pain resolved, leaders panned and scribbled in

Who take a cue from the monkey still in the zoo


Or write poems that deny us through and through

He saw what I saw and I saw what they saw

The can of garbage and some ever-ripe strawberries

Dress cleanly in an olive oil cup the weathered salad

So fresh and filled with both ignominy and goldfish-hope

Who bought children’s money and rescued seals





#Authors Note ~ The sixties! – were an unusual time and from where I was standing, living through them was very different to how most people might think. Those who weren’t there that is.

A creative writer has to be bold, experimental, to take risks and sometimes call it wrong, sometimes call it right!

This piece on, the face of it, represents a kind of homily to a beautiful and startling icon of the sixties – fashion model – Jean Shrimpton who is representing that ‘swinging’ time … Jean is the bottle of pop – but the words somehow don’t match the title, the personality of the super-model- doesn’t quite match the character of the piece.

The words are questions and challenges, certainly transcendental if not psychedelic. For me they are down to earth and poignant as opposed to sensational and esoteric. There is a dichotomy and a tension. The subject of the piece is there but merely an onlooker and for me as a written piece the narrator is a wise, surgeon of words who hovers over the era more like a modern-day drone than a far-out reveller.                           edenbraytoday

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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