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Richard Livermore – 2 poems

OUTLIER

 

A handful of eyes
thrown up in the air

 

will see what they see
from multiple angles

 

much like the two
Picasso possesses

 

in defiance of those
who believe he is

 

dead and want him
back in the grave.

 

 

🍃

 

 

RUMBLING EQUATIONS

 

Nothing’s what
it would seem
it would seem
since everything needs
a qualification
to go to the very
top of the class

 

and have it out
with the teacher
of maths that Pi
turns all equations
to jokes
– at least until
infinity croaks.

 

 

🍃

 

 

Richard Livermore (1944, United Kingdom) has been published in numerous paper and online magazines over the years, in the UK, USA, Spain, Italy and, more recently, Romania. These include 14, AMF Logos, Asses Of Parnassus, Barcelona, Black Mountain Review (Northern Ireland), The Black Rose, Chanticleer Magazine, Chapman, Counterpoint, Decanto, Dream-Catcher, Envoi, Fat Damsel, First Time, Folio, Furry Fables, Global Tapestry, Haiku Scotland, In Between Hangovers, Inclement, Iota, Keep Poetry Alive, Never Bury Poetry, New Hope International Review, New Scottish Epoch, Northern Light, Ol’ Chanty, Orbis, The Old Police Station, The Other Merry-Go-Round, Poetic License, Poetry Scotland, Purple Patch, Quantum Leap,  Reach, The Reader, Rizoma, Scotia Review, The Scotsman, Seventh Quarry, Sol, Staple, Weighbauk, Wildflower and Your One Phone Call. His work has also been broadcast by the BBC. and has appeared on the Corbenic Poetry Path in Perthshire. Three of his poems have been translated into Romanian by Monika Manolachi and included in The Anthology Of Scottish Poets published by Bibliotheca Universalis. His work as also been published in book-form by Lothlorien, Diehard, Chanticleer Press, Elefantasia Press and Biblioteheca Universalis. For the past 15 years, he has also published and edited his own magazine called Chanticleer Magazine and its on-line offshoot, Ol’ Chanty, to which he has contributed many essays and blogs about poetry, philosophy, film, etcetara. Th Rest Is Silence is his third book by Bibliotheca Universalis.

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com

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