#Bookreview #Poetry – The Selected Poems of K Morris

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About The Selected Poems of K Morris

This book encompasses poems composed between 2013-19. The poems included here have been selected from ‘Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind’, ‘My Old Clock I Wind and other poems’, ‘The Writer’s Pen and other poems’, ‘Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose’, ‘Refractions’, and ‘The Girl who Wasn’t There’. In addition a number of previously unpublished poems are included in this book.

My review

This beautiful collection of poems by K Morris features some of his best work. The book is divided into four sections, namely, Time and Mortality, Nature, Love and Sensuality and Progress and Human Nature. Kevin’s poetry reflects his ability to see deep into the human soul and each poem speaks to an aspect of human nature or human life such as sexuality, death, aging and even everyday things such as going for a walk, and highlights its uniqueness and beauty, while overlaying it with a tinge of nostalgia and sadness for a life that is passing and must eventually end.

I always find Kevin’s poems to be beautifully written but slightly disturbing and his powerful words stay with me for some time after I have finished reading them.

One of my favourite extracts from the Time and Mortality section is from a poem entitled Time:
“The reaper moves
In time with the pendulum.
No rush
Or fuss;
He has plenty of time.”
These words give me goosebumps every time I read them.

Another favourite extract from the section entitled Progress and Human Nature is from a poem called Legacy (A Poem on the Late Enoch Powell)
“An intelligent man
Frequently can
Do more harm
Than a stupid one,
For he is possessed of charm
And learning too.
True, he has gone;
But the bitterness lives on.”

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44 thoughts on “#Bookreview #Poetry – The Selected Poems of K Morris

    1. I also am pleased I saw your comment, Elizabeth. I have never visited the USA but, when I do so I would certainly be very interested in visiting the homestead of Emily Dickinson. I have 2 fat volumes of her verse in braille and was leafing through it only yesterday evening. I am also a fan of Robert Frost’s verse and, in particular “A Boy’s Will”. Kevin

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