About

“Alex Etchart is a community musician, folk singer, poet, activist, clown, drama teacher, workshop facilitator and all-round decent human being. He has been involved with and inspired by Occupy London, Friern Barnet library and Balcombe anti-fracking Community Camp. Taking a page from folk singers from Woody Guthrie to David Rovics, his poetry is urgent and unapolagetically critical of the world as we know it, and unflinching in its call to unfuck-it-up, with a solid dose of heart and humour.”
– Steph Dogfoot Chan – Singaporean National Slam Poetry Champion

Shimmerer

By on Wednesday 7th December, 2016

For Siobhan Knox.

As shafts of sun dance on your arm
You cuddle me as your duvet
I think:
I know you
I know you
I know you but I don’t

You shimmer
In a now-you-know-me-now-you-don’t ritual
Part-time enigma I never want to crack
That melody infinitely familiar as it tumbles and trembles into each new moments passage
Every day folding new mysteries in space time

Stay fresh
Ever evolving
Finding new strings to your bow
I vow I’ll hone mine

Friend lover soulmate preferred pillow weeping willow fluff monster beheader spirit-polish
And all the galaxies in between

The constellations in which we position our two selves in relation to others
Making them our mother star
Erotic moon
Comet muse
Or rabbit-hole wormhole

I love
Knowing your continents of flesh
But keeping mysterious your oceans of emotion
A sacred subconscious
Inhabited by deep sea species
Undiscovered even by you

Posted in: Panamoury, Poems

You Leave Me

By on Friday 31st October, 2014

You leave me Here Rock hard Tender skinned Glowing Your caresses Leave trails on my flesh That fade warm and slow Your kisses Ghost angel Dreamland droplets Your lips Endless waterfall Now pause Wonder if you were here at all…

Balderrama

By on Monday 27th October, 2014

Balderrama Original by Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamón as made famous by Mercedes Sosa and the film ‘Che’ Balderrama is the name of a bar known for Folklore sessions in Salta, Argentina A recording of me singing it live on Resonance 104.4FM can

Five Centuries the Same (Cinco Siglos Igual – León Gieco)

By on Thursday 16th October, 2014

By León Gieco, inspired by the haunting recording by Mercedes Sosa. About the pain of the whole american continent over the last five centuries. Solitude amidst the ruins Blood in the corn Red stains yellow Poisonous shroud Wounded shields Five centuries

Simmering Shimmering

By on Saturday 4th October, 2014

Listen… …do you hear it? Its the sound of simmering rage, The upset stomach of the communal consciousness, There’s a simmering anger, Primal fury building in pressure Hiddenly forbiddenly ferally festering With the occasional burst! …in the form of a