Coming soon – Further Selected Poems by Kevin Morris

Talented poet, Kevin Morris, has a new poetry book, Further Selected Poems, coming out in March 2021. I am delighted to welcome him to Robbie’s Inspiration to share a poem from this new collection.

Flowers in my mum’s garden

Flowers in my mum’s garden

Bring to mind

A former time

When my grandfather grew roses.

I remember the scent

Of roses in his garden.

And my attempt

To make perfume.

In youth

Few engage with age.

And the truth

That roses,

Are gone so soon.

(“Flowers in My Mum’s Garden” appears in Kevin’s Further Selected Poems, which will be published in March 2021). 

About Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris was born in the city of Liverpool on 6 January 1969.

Having obtained a BA (joint honours) in history and politics, and a MA in political theory, Kevin moved to London where he now lives and works.

Being visually impaired, Kevin uses Job Access with Speech (JAWS) software, which converts text into speech and braille enabling him to use a Windows Laptop. 

Kevin blogs at https://kmorrispoet.com/.

He also produces a monthly author newsletter, https://mailchi.mp/426d57064ebd/sign-up-to-my-newsletter.

In 2019, Kevin published his Selected Poems, which are available in paperback and ebook, and can be found here, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.

Kevin’s  Further Selected Poems will be published in March 2021.     

Some other books by Kevin Morris

The Selected Poems of K Morris by [K Morris]

The Selected Poems of K Morris

My review of The Selected Poems of K Morris

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.”

My review of The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems

The Writer's Pen and Other Poems by [K. Morris]

My review of My Old Clock I Wind: and Other Poems

My Old Clock I Wind: and Other Poems by [K.  Morris]

83 thoughts on “Coming soon – Further Selected Poems by Kevin Morris

      1. I did enjoy it, Kevin. I tried my hand at taking care of roses once, but failed. They are such beautiful specimens of nature and there are so many varieties. Now, I’m very good at admiring other people’s roses😊

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      2. ‘In youth, few engage with age’ I took that to mean that young people don’t mix with older (and wiser) folks much. And, by not engaging, they miss appreciating the wisdom that comes from older folks.

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      1. You’re welcome, Robbie. It was a beautiful poem and I wanted to write more. It the worst ‘lovely’ seemed to summarize it for me. It’s 26F now and I’m heading out for a walk, trying to catch up with my wife and dog. Have a great day!

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    1. You are right that quite a few young people don’t engage with older people. However, I meant that many young people rarely (if ever) think on the fact that they will grow old. When you are young, ageing (and death) seems very far off. Thanks again for your great interpretation. Best wishes. Kevin

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      1. Very true. I remember when I was a youngster, maybe 10, in the ‘50s, I use to think, ‘how old will I be when the next century arrives (2000)’ and I’d think, ‘that’s a long ways off’ Well, it came and I made it and am still counting. Have a great day!

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      1. robbie – i also appreciate the way poetry can say a lot with few words – and like how you said that – also, with that in mind – sometimes powers over think their words and in my very humble opinion- can miss the reader with overly complex or too dense. but this one here from Kevin had such a nice flow – options for readers to take away away as go from now – mum’s garden – to the perfume making – back to now with the “gone so soon” ending to close out his brilliant way of depicting time passing and the way the essence of memories remain – from flowers to family to our experience etc

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