Here is a video of a track from Vanity Project, called Pentecost.

So this is living;
all snot and sacrament,
clocks with blank faces,
I’m utterly floored.
I’d dry your feet with my hair
but, ‘you know’, friction burns.
With every head bowed, every eye closed,
it’s Pentecost.

So this is breathing;
tongues of the angels,
the tears of my fathers
bed down on my cheeks.
‘Is that oil on your hands?’
No, I’m just a sweaty man
with an earthquake in my heart
at Pentecost.

As a young man, I had vision.
As an old man, let me dream.
So this is falling;
it’s not the first time.
Oh God, when you smile.
Oh God, when you smile.
Sing your evening perfume songs,
scratch our names upon a wall.
Rise up and walk
to Pentecost.

Simon Travers (C) 2017

vanity project title

THE STACKHOUSE JONES PROJECT IS PUBLISHING VANITY PROJECT, A COLLECTION OF POEMS AND SONGS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SIMON TRAVERS IN A 40 MINUTE FILM TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2017.

There is now a Vanity Project page on the website with an explanation of what the project is about.

This Sunday, 4th June, a preview video will be published of ‘PENTECOST’, a song from the collection.

Anthologia: Gender Special

I’ve had a couple of poems, ‘a toast’ and ‘I am pregnant with proclamations of love’ from Anatomy added to an Anthologia on gender collected by Plymouth’s poet laureate, Blaidh Nemorlith (Thom Boulton).

You can read the Anthologia here.

As well as my stuff, there is work from other lovely Plymouth poets and an essay on gender too. It’s a really diverse and interesting selection.

The last over

Belatedly, I have uploaded the last of the cricket poems into the Ten10 tales section of this site. I’ve not had time to upload scorecards, but I found a cool picture of Virginia Woolf for anyone interested.

I hope you enjoy these poems.

Man of the Match

The Heckling of TS Eliot

The Game Carried On