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.

        Poems about the Bible:

The Annunciation to the Shepherds

At the Sign of ‘The Manger’

Balaam’s Asses

Be Fruitful, and Multiply

The Book of Numbers

Carol of the Thousands

The Census of Quirinius

Circa Circumference


Damnatio ad Bestias

Following Yonder Star

From Eden to Creation

Genesis – Chapter 1, Version 2

The Gifts of the Magi

Good News in the Silence of Josephus

A Locked-Tomb Mystery

The Meeting of Samson and Hercules

Naming the Serpents

No Rest for the Blessèd

Novotel Warrior

Seven Seven

Sons of Milka

Teenage Timbrels

These are the Beasts upon the Earth

Thou Shalt Not Gender with a Diverse Kind

Tillers of the Ground

The Triumph of the Magi

Virgin Birth

Waiting for the Adoration

The Waters of the Flood were upon the Earth

Why did those Feet…?


        Poems about the Devil and the Supernatural:

All Hallows Day

The Anointed

Appointments in Samarra

Armageddon Hedonism

The Ball-&-Socket Ball

Bless You, Dammit !

The Bootymen’s Air

The Devil May Care

Drothful Lucubration

The Elusive Mister Morningstar

God Bless You !



Iris to Iris, Pupil to Pupil


Kosher Slaughter

Lonely Cross

Middle-Class Voodoo

Mistress Blacklock

Night Atmos

No Rest for the Blessèd

Peggy Picas

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies


Rapture Deferred

The Siren

Sleight of Height

So Says Sam Hain

Thank-You and Goodnight

A Walk Through the End of Days

        Poems about Fantastic Animals:

Adders & Ladders


Barons of the Jungle

A Bout with a Spout


Exit the Dragon


The Kine

The Mousecatchers’ Ball

Naming the Serpents

Jurassic Lark



The Rose & The Nightingale

Skritch Skritch

Where be Dragons ?

        Poems about Fantastic Worlds:

The Ballad of Evermore

De-rigging the Deck

A Hat that Lets the Rain in

Heathrow Terminal Ultima

Hello Aeronautic

The Layman of Shalott

Mayday, Mayday !

My First Imperial Adventure

My Leaping Friend

No Month for an Atheist

No News from Nowhere

Nosedrip Headtrip

Penwith Smith

Prog Log


Salad Days

Shall-he Shanty

So Much Ink

Swarm Over Hamelin

Talk Like a Pirate

The Talk of far-off Forums

Tick-Tock, Writer’s Block

A Ticket to Timbuktoo

To Ev’ry Dream I Ever Dreamt

Undone Town

Wearing the Clothes of Emperors

        Poems about Gods:


The Advent Carol


Armageddon Headonism

The Charon Line

Cold Aquaintance

Con Spiracy

Corona Borealis

Daedalus to Icarus

Drowning in the Jordan


Easter Rising

Existential Differential

The Extra Guest

The First Second-Coming

For England & St George

For Man was Made in the Image of God

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

Gods’ Breath

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

In the Arms of Morphea

Jesus on a Davidson

Just Another Face in the Choir

The Meeting of Samson and Hercules


The Name of the Wind

Nous Sommes Charlie


Pride & Vanity

The Right to Offend


Seismic Sirens

Seventh Day

That I Might Know the Proof of You

Three-Line Poem

Trinity Cubed


The Waters of the Flood were upon the Earth

We Need More Gods

Without a Prayer

        Poems about Intense Young Things:


All Aboard !


The Ballad of Miss Pickle

…but then again, too few to mention

Cecily Census

Doves & Cockerels


Evolution Chant

The Extra Guest



The First of Logos

Guardian Angelface

The Haunted Schoolyard

In Mind

The Kine

Little Drummer Boy

Little Germany

A Little Lady of Letters

Little Miss Pinball

A Logbook of Wonders



Meters by the Foot

Not Telling

An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse

One Small Step

Ovine Inspiration

Power-to-Weight Cogitatio





Teenage Timbrels


Twenty Seconds

A Wilful Child

Wimples & Dimples