The Wonderful Poetry of Gary Clarke

This week our feature poet is Gary Clarke. I hope you enjoy his wonderful poetry as much as we do. Literary Revelations wishes you a great week ahead and thanks you for your constant support.

Bio

Gary is a student of life, as he stumbles across lessons each and every day.  Luckily situated so close to the North Sea in the Highlands of Scotland means that he not only gets to witness some beautiful winters, but also explore a rustic and scenic coastline, which fuels his interest in nature-themed photography and blogging about the local environment.

If you ask him what he does for a living, he’ll bore you with anecdotes about when he worked in music journalism interviewing lots of rock music artists, or the time he was a Systems Analyst helping others fix their internet woes through telephony-based conversations. 

This poet and enthusiastic thinker may also share his reflections on when he supported adults with learning difficulties with every aspect of life, or the time he learned different methods of folding serviettes as a Waiter/Kitchen Assistant.  At this point in his life though, he currently works in a hospital which is both rewarding and challenging.

Poetry is a new pursuit to him. He finds therapeutic and stimulating, after accidentally stumbling across a talented poetry and writing community via social media in 2021.  With their support and encouragement, Gary continues to develop his craft of rhyme and meaning.

Life’s a journey, not a destination.

Flower Brain

There’s occasions
when you’re
strong
Growing where
you
belong

Where sometimes
is a
bloom
Which brightens
up the
room

But nothing
stays the
same
In this garden
that’s your
brain

So would you
change
power
For fragility
of
flower?

Icicle Time

Suspended
by a
temperature
Moments
flow so
still

Anticipation
glints in
sunlight
As winter tames
this
spill

Melt this frozen
rope which
binds
Then drop with
nature’s
call

Forever framed
in crystal
tears
The art of
how to
fall

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17 thoughts on “The Wonderful Poetry of Gary Clarke

  1. Our universe is full of rich gardens just waiting for our eyes to flower within them; I look forward to reading more of Gary’s! πŸŽΆβœ¨πŸ“šπŸŒ»πŸ™

  2. Beautiful and I love the way you describe how life can be in these lines,

    “Where sometimes
    is a
    bloom
    Which brightens
    up the
    room”

    It truly is how we feel, what we see, and sometimes things seem brighter because we feel uplifted and happy. Congratulations Gary of this lovely publication.

  3. Thanks for the introduction of Gary’s work dear Gabriela.

    I was struck by this “If you ask him what he does for a living, he’ll bore you with anecdotes about when he worked in music journalism interviewing lots of rock music artists, or the time he was a Systems Analyst helping others fix their internet woes through telephony-based conversations. ”
    While it sounds interesting … I have a dad that does that well already.. hahaha

    And glad I’m meeting him here in the poetic world where his words are crisp, spot on and poignant

    πŸ’—

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