Monday, March 24, 2014

Jonathan Beale- A Poem


I always saw them like the Vatican guard
Around the Iron rails defining
Victorian Georgian and even Elizabethan
Welding mostly and covered in bitumen paint and Ivy
Their label is now
‘The keepers of the dead ‘
Covering them almost materially
Covering them eternally
They are alive in their life
 Only made to be death by association
Casting shadows on shadows already cast

Jonathan Beale’s work has appeared regularly in Decanto,  Penwood Review,  The Screech Owl, Danse Macabre, Danse Macabre du Jour, Poetic Diversity, and also; Voices of Israel in English, MiracleEzine,  Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal, The Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Down in the Dirt, The English Chicago Review, Mad Swirl, Poetry Cornwall, Ariadne’s Thread and Bijou Poetry Review. He was commended in Decanto’s and CafĂ© writers Poetry Competitions 2012.  And is working on a collection for Hammer and Anvil. He writes about music, art, architecture, history, nature, science, cities, and the human condition.  He currently works in mental health in South West London. He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College London. He lives in Surrey England.

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