Strider Marcus Jones
Strider Marcus Jones – is a poet, law
graduate and ex civil servant, born in 1960 from Salford, England
with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. A member of The Poetry
Society, his five published books of poetry are modern, traditional,
mythical, sometimes romantic, surreal and metaphysical.
He is a maverick, moving between forests, mountains and cities,
playing his saxophone and clarinet in warm solitude.
In 2014, his poetry has been published in
A New Ulster/Anu Issue 27, The Screech Owl, Catweazle Issue 5,
Calliope and The Gambler magazines; Degenerates Voices For
Peace-Vagabonds: Anthology Of The Mad; Killer Whale Journal; Dagda
Publishing; The Huffington Post USA; Writer’s Ezine; The Poets
Haven-Vending Machine Poetry for Change Volume 5; Sonic Boom Journal
and The Open Mouse..
His poetry has also been accepted for
publication in 2015 by mgv2 Publishing Anthology; Earl Of Plaid
Literary Journal 3rd Edition; Subterranean Blue Poetry Magazine;
Deep Water Literary Journal, 2015-Issue 1; Kool Kids Press Poetry
Journal; Page-A-Day Poetry Anthology 2015; Eccolinguistics Issue 3.2
January 2015; The Collapsed Lexicon Poetry Anthology 2015 and
Catweazle Magazine Issue 8; Life and Legends Magazine; The Stray
Branch Literary Magazine; Amomancies Poetry Magazine; The Art Of
Being Human Poetry Magazine; Cahaba River Literary Journal and
East Coast Literary Review.
what's the point of crying into me-
but i can see,
to set you free.
don't you know-
i did this long ago,
by turning songs off the radio.
silence is the bark
around my ark,
i wear it on, to eat the dark-
and to keep out the images
of once shared symmetries,
standing, like stone circle cemeteries-
in the open air, made
for the wind and rain to fade,
for the sun's bleach and icy blade-
to erase it all,
to forget it's fall,
to remove it's face, from beauty's wall.
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Marcus Jones .
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