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'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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