Jupiter

If you look closely,  there’s a small white dot below the moon. 

Two years ago today,  I was walking across the car park into work. I noticed by the moon a small spark in the sky that refused to give into the first light. Google sky map told me it was Jupiter. 

That moment sparked a poem which sparked the project I’ve been working on for the past 2 years. The project is called Vanity Project. I hope it will appear as a straight-to-youtube film later this year.

I took this photo this morning in the car park at work. 2 years later,  Jupiter still stands beside the moon. 

Jupiter

Checked the sky map on my phone.
Jupiter stands beside the moon,
a pendant for an amber necklace,
toasted light with milk for breakfast
bluntly slicing the street-haze.
No mechanism for counting days,
no concrete plans to change plans soon.
Jupiter stands beside the moon.

(c) Simon Travers,  2017

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