Wolf and the Owl
Poetry, Lyrics, Translations
and Musings by Alex Etchart

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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

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…

Wounded Warriors (Part One)

By on Thursday 12th June, 2014

When you held my hand to your chest As I cried that my lover had left me For the woman I set him up with In the hope that between the two of us he’d be satisfied And you told

Feather Hands, Scissor Heart

By on Thursday 12th September, 2013

Feather hands, scissor heart Forever doomed to tear apart The soft and pure who stray too near Sucks them in out of desperate fear Of never feeling a word called ‘love’ Caresses the hobbling hurt-wing dove And if deemed to

An Ankh An Anshu

By on Tuesday 10th September, 2013

I didn’t know you like I wanted to know you I didn’t make the time to learn to care I don’t remember your laugh on a summers day I couldn’t be your soul brother – I never dared And yet

On Traumas (Soul Icari)

By on Thursday 28th March, 2013

There are times they are best kept quiet Not gagged but calm at rest There are times they must scream out at the top of your voice in the middle of the street There are times they need be spared

Apparition

By on Thursday 14th March, 2013

She appears in my darkest hour Unquestioningly Though I am numb, cocooned from my pain Her warm gentle light Melts my fortress Pours in Unconditionally Envelops me Fills me Calms me Cleanses me Embraces every corner of my being The

Facing

By on Saturday 23rd February, 2013

I did something awesome and terrible today Somewhat selfish, somewhat selfless Hopefully somewhere in between I committed love suicide Strangled my ego Then floated through my shackles like a newborn ghost angel I pretty much forced him to kiss her

We Made Love Once

By on Sunday 3rd February, 2013

We made love once And it was all wrong Nothing fit in the right places Or everything fit in the wrong places We made love twice And it was all right The stars aligned a sudden Supernova in that space

Ode to Vulnerability

By on Monday 22nd October, 2012

Here’s to vulnerability, to the meek, the sad and the sodden Never should we have to hide what makes us animally human Let’s dream of the day where we can look a stranger in the eye And share not stunt

Mater Noster (Mama Mia!)

By on Saturday 19th May, 2012

Our bed That art covered in glitter Hallowed be thy flames Thy queendom come They will cum on Earth As they cum in Heaven Give us this night our fleeting passions And indulge us our needs and desires As we

The Cross

By on Saturday 19th May, 2012

You crucified me Though you did not know it For I did not show it I cried behind closed doors So you would only see my smile I wanted to thank you For showing me paths through the woods and

Faun

By on Saturday 19th May, 2012

He came in the night Slipped through the back door Like a curious wildcat He danced carefree Between cobwebbed corridors of dusty old tomes Containing blurry childhood memories and forgotten fairy tales In the dim lamplight he twirled and raved

Clown Inside

By on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011

touch my skin let me in feel the space within scare me out break us down fear and doubt we’re all clowns through the laugh words are passed motions slow and fast bodies merge lines are lost minds converge thaw

Make Love Not War

By on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011

When ya got no bed to sleep in Not even a bite to eat Made a palace fit for a king With boxes off the street And we made love not war In parliament square Face those fascist fucking offices