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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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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Father Flood

Father Flood The Papers preached a sudden deluge! A judgment on the land! But we lived our life as always Catching raindrops in our hands “Surely, it has rained before,” Said my Father with a smile. “I’ll cook us up a special meal, “Let’s enjoy it for a while” The scent of cooking and smokey […]

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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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