MY 2ND PUBLICATION OF VERSE!
Tales of The Swan-Dyke
March – July, 2020 – CV-19
TALES of the SWAN-DYKE ~ 11
To celebrate the launch of my 2nd self-published booklet of 11 diverse poems and essays entitled : TALES of the SWAN-DYKE along with Illustrations and Authors Notes – I am happy to offer a signed, printed hard-copy for just £5 inc. post/packing for orders within the United Kingdom and £6.50 inc. shipping for orders outside the UK ! I wrote these poems and 1 essay during my COVID-19 isolation and over nearly 4 months
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Many thanks ~ edenbray
TO Celebrate this occasion I am re-posting all eleven parts – today I am re-posting part 11 : SCHEMATICS & DIALECTICS …
Foreward to the Publication
In March 2020 at the recommendation of the British Governments Scientific Health Advisers I entered a period of isolation as a ‘shielding’ measure due to my previous and ongoing health issues and to avoid the threat of Covid-19, a dangerous strain of Coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system, especially of older and susceptible, clinically vulnerable persons. The full total of Covid-related deaths will not become clear for some while but it is already huge on a world-wide scale. This pamphlet of verse and writings came out of that period of isolation.
Most of the writings were composed from notes made during daily, long, walks I made in the fields at the rear of our home in Lincolnshire with either Ruth, my wife or on my own. These writings reflect wider concerns over the pandemic itself, national issues that developed during this period such as BLM but also very real and more personal matters concerning growing old, loneliness, our future – plus mental and physical health worries.
This selection from the poignant ‘This World So Sad’ to the more comedic ‘Predestination’ or ‘the dog’ may at times seem controversial, they contain ‘adult’ words but each of these works is important to me in conveying the true ‘feeling’ of the time and together they hopefully capture the full rainbow of human experience. I hope the reader will catch the humour intended as well as the more serious points of reference.
Thanks for listening edenbray 06.07.2020
Schematics & Dialectics
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Hey ho! the brown hare jumping out of my dreams
Hey ho! brown hare jumping, leaping – so full of schemes
lost in a reverie down in the farmers field
no need now for brown hare anymore to shield
Hey ho! the brown hare leaping and scheming
Grey hare, brown hare, he’s the bard of the meadow
an aristocrat of the shire, an intelligent fellow
he’s Puck, he’s a Hamlet. he’s a fine Othelo,
March hare mad, he’s Nicollò Machievelli
He’s the Artful Dodger, a free-range lodger,
a ‘rabbit’ you might even invite to tea
Hey ho! brown hare down in the farmers field
hopping and dreaming, plotting and scheming
Hey ho! the white owl stuck fast to his tree
and a yellow-beard bobbing like a lost canary
ploughman yellowhammer heard but rarely seen
brown hare working on his hopes and schemes
Hey ho! the brown hare so wise in the morning
wise as a brown owl at new day’s dawning
the buzzard, the owl, the deer and two horses
down by the swan-dyke by the brown water courses
Hey ho! brown hare jumping with the bees
leaping and scheming, dialectic and free