Ithsuwarian Lullaby

Oh Kith and Kin in kindBone and blood of mineWe wish you the sweet freedomOf the endless Wanderers’ willFor every rainstorm, shelterAnd for every Saint that’s knelt hereBe a blessing upon your crownCrushed orange blossoms fragrant stillFor every seed, a harvestFor every tree, a forestFor such plenty do I prayDelivered from above the blueEyes heavy, […]

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By Torchlight

By Torchlight The Lesser Evils schemed,Chitter-planned throughout the night,‘Let’s call us forth a greater Evil;‘We’ll invoke Compassion’s Blight!’‘Then after all our enemies‘Are stomped into the earth,‘In the afterglow of madness,‘We will then re-confer.’ ‘We’ll lock away the greater One,‘Back in their polished cage;‘When there’s no one left to question us,‘We can finally turn the page.’And […]

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Fool’s Estate

I stumbled upon this little Drinking Song in a small, brightly lit pub about two days walk from the coast. The village I had wandered into seemed entirely asleep, until I saw the beacon of light shining on the broad main, cobblestone path (street is too large a word). The beacon, of course, was the […]

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Companion Guide to Anondendron

There’s a place I’ve visited… The place is Anondendron; it is not gone, but elsewhere. It seems real enough in my memories at least, a bit when I am in the bitter cold because that’s where my feet first met the land, and I warmed my numbed fingers against the grate of a meager hearth. […]

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The Reading

From Verse of Small Sanctuary. I wrote this while I lived in a small town in Pennsylvania; it boasted a small but beautiful main street with great restaurants, a theater, et cetera– also was a psychic’s shop, which (though the lights were on) were perpetually closed. In a time of deep depression and, indeed, desperation […]

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Updates as of July 22, 2018 New Book on Amazon

Updates as of July, 22nd 2018: The Crown of Fools, Chapter 12 (As the chapters get longer, I will only post one every two days) Also: I self published a book of poetry on Amazon. It includes the three prose poems here. https://www.amazon.com/Verse-Small-Sanctuary-Tommy-Atkins/dp/1722931027/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1532270712&sr=8-4&keywords=small+sanctuary   Amazon sets the price, so I apologize if it seems high– […]

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Past Where the Briars Grow

I heard the faintest whisper Past where the briars grow Woven ’round the thickets, Where it is not wise to go And I counted ‘pon my fingers (Callused from battles long away) The notes I heard from over The forest’s sharp-toothed gate I can’t recall the words (If any had e’er passed) But so well […]

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The Tempest Charmer

The Tempest Charmer What is to say of Bluebird Heights? ‘Twas once a proud, majestic town Three fisheries and a lovely beach Restaurants, shops, and surf abound People from each and every corner– Yes folks from all around Flocked to grand ol’ Bluebird Heights To breathe in deep the ocean sounds But this tiny island’s […]

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