Fantasy Poems

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Even a rationalist needs to pretend sometimes, and this is where I do mine. It’s also a convenient place to put my poems of general nonsense, and those that don’t do much except talk about an intense child.

Adders & Ladders

Adle Strop

All Hallows Day

The Anointed


Armageddon Headonism


The Ball-&-Socket Ball

The Ballad of Evermore

The Ballad of Miss Pickle

Barons of the Jungle

The Charon Line

Cold Aquaintance

Corona Borealis

Daedalus to Icarus

Damnatio ad Bestias

De-rigging the Deck

Doves & Cockerels

Drowning in the Jordan


Exit the Dragon

The Extra Guest


The First Second-Coming

For England & St George

From the First Notes of Dawn till the Last Chords of Dusk

Genesis – Chapter 1, Version 2

The Gifts of the Magi


Guardian Angelface

A Hat that Lets the Rain in

Hello Aeronautic



I’m Making a List, I’m Checking it Twice

In the Arms of Morphea

Iris to Iris, Pupil to Pupil

Jesus on a Davidson

Just Another Face in the Choir

The Layman of Shalott

Little Drummer Boy

A Little Lady of Letters

Little Miss Pinball

A Logbook of Wonders


The Luxury of Inconsequence

The Meeting of Samson and Hercules

My First Imperial Adventure

The Name of the Wind

Naming the Serpents

No Month for an Atheist

No News from Nowhere

No Rest for the Blessèd

Nosedrip Headtrip

Novotel Warrior

Ovine Inspiration

Penwith Smith

Power-to-Weight Cogitatio

Prog Log

Rapture Deferred



The Rose & The Nightingale

Second-Hand Elegy

Seismic Sirens

Seventh Day

Shall-he Shanty

The Singalong Song

Skritch Skritch


Swarm Over Hamelin


Talk Like a Pirate

Teenage Timbrels

The Talk of far-off Forums

That I Might Know the Proof of You

Tick-Tock, Writer’s Block

A Ticket to Timbuktoo

Tillers of the Ground

Twenty Seconds


Unto Those Who Have Shall be Given

Virgin Birth

A Walk Through the End of Days

The Waters of the Flood were upon the Earth

Wearing the Clothes of Emperors

Where be Dragons ?

Why did those Feet…?

Wimples & Dimples