Up High and Invisible

Up High and Invisible

Whilst rhetoric is born out of arguments with others, these poems are a manifestation of an argument the author is having with himself. Keith Davies is a professional scientist and his poems derive from the creative struggle between his science and art. Always thought-provoking, the poems run from the heartfelt to the humorous and the political, whilst others are just plain mischievous.

Author: Keith G. Davies
Publisher: Brambleby Books
Year of Publication: 2006
Format and Pages: Paperback, 64pp.
ISBN: 0-9543347-5-2 / 978-0-9543347-5-8
Retail Price: £5.99
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Sample text from Up High and Invisible



Up High and Invisible


 


At thirty three thousand feet,


I look through a porthole to the land below.


A patchwork quilt of fields stretching into a haze.


Tracks, connecting farms to roads,


Roads, connecting villages to towns,


Highways, connecting towns to invisible cities beyond,


And beyond those?  Nations across oceans...


The manifestation of the Polis;


A land shaped by human endeavour.


A God’s eye view!


 


But where are the people?


I cannot see the people;


I do not know the people;


Neither the ones past,


Nor the ones present,


Nor the ones future...


The ones responsible for this landscape…


And its invisible future.


 


Fifty




I do not do cricket…


yet in some games,


there’s no option.


 


A respectable innings,


worthy of muted applause,


that unites 1906, 1956, 2006, 2056.


 


Gradual instants,


Where past, present and future


become one.


 


I feel?...   fortunate;


rain was never allowed


to stop play.


 


And today?


 


I’m fifty


 


Not out!








5th October 2006


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