all our lives taken together were meant to mean something here on a stretcher laid down in the calcifying mud I am not so certain anymore that I know where the meaning resides I thought once of glory I was filled with the idea and pride but I saw the passing of my best mate … Continue reading Ypres (11): moments to wonder what
Today my time (May 31st, 2019) Devil In The Wind goes live online at 9:00 (which is GMT +10:00). To mark the occasion, I'm pleased to have scheduled for release this morning not one, but two new video readings: From Devil In The Wind: evidence to the commission of enquiry: the warning From Small … Continue reading New YouTube Video Trailers
look at him now poor specimen would you believe (no how could you) that he was born so wealthy a babe in arms he had everything moment by moment frittered away look at him now before you a shell just a shell of what he was so little remaining look at him before you right … Continue reading specimen of time
it is a skeleton a ghost we leave behind people tell what it once was but all I see is a dinosaur bones and spiking teeth the spectre of an intimidation that has now moved on as we move on ~
Lively new interview of me by Barbara Vitelki. Do check it out, and take a look around while you’re visiting.
Author name: Frank Prem
Genre: Free Verse Poetry/Memoir
Books: Devil In The Wind (2019); Small Town Kid (2018)
What’s your story and how did you become a writer? I’ve been a prolific free verse poet for over 40 years now. Mainly keeping my work low key and developing skills and a kind of back catalogue of completed work. I’ve started to draw on that work now as I move in to presenting myself to the public in book form.
My professional career has been as a Psychiatric Nurse, which I’ve also been doing for 40 odd years, now. In that role, I have spanned the days of the old mental asylum, which I grew up with in my town, through student nursing for three years and a range of clinical experiences at different facilities around my state (Victoria, Australia). My current plan is to have a…
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blue for you tied up in a bow does it rattle inside does it sound like a little scratching is it alive like an itch that won’t behave in middle night is it perhaps a star as depicted on the paper is there a glow seeping out between the folds a stellar thing a gift … Continue reading than tomorrow (as a gift)
little bird little sparrow so sure are you of the air in micro miniature you are as the swooping hawk I name you kestrel ~
rise above the wreckage see what you can see go high until the rest of us are only ants then cast your eyes around and about can you see what and where they all are can you tell us within a pinpoint where our batteries should fire then hold on . . . while … Continue reading Ypres (4): what’s the weather
he is conscious in his dream of trying to dream up of trying to resist the weight of dreaming down and he wondered is this sane for remaining aware while being within a dream he couldn’t understand not really but he thought weightless thoughts he thought wings he thought up-draughts and circlings ever higher he … Continue reading light up
they reckon this place used to be an orchard huh well . . . maybe . . . once anyway let’s get this thing fixed then we can lob over a few apples ~