Beyond the Writing on the Wall. Poem. Trevor Maynard


Beyond the writing on the wall
There is brick and crumbling mortar
A sycamore stubbornly clings
Well, it took such a mighty effort to grow roots
Moss, on the other hand, seethes insidiously, in perpetuity
It survives even the most hostile of environments

Old Magic, the Goddess smiles
Mother Earth will ensure the wall will fall
But what will it reveal
A field of golden buttercups
Hawthorn caught up infernal bine 
Or land dead and polluted by indifference

Is there a clue in the writing 
Is our future writ large 
Bit like the dyslexic lovers we are
We only read what we want to read
And go hang reality, go hang truth
Doves, of all creatures alight,
Above the keystone and the founders plaque
Weathered almost away, I read
'This have I, Wall, my part discharged so,
and being, done, thus wall away doth go.'

This poem is copyright of the author and appears by permission, and for the sole purpose of the marketing and promotion of, The Poetic Bond III, prior to publication on 30th September.  All rights reserved; all applications for use in any media should be addressed to the author, and all applications for use in any media of this poem in conjunction, or in connection with, The Poetic Bond III, in any media, should be addressed to Willowdown Books.

Trevor Maynard

 Author of two poetry collections “Keep on Keepin’ On” and “Love, Death and the War on Terror”, a collection of one-act plays “Four Truths” as well as the plays “GLASS” and “From Pillow to Post”. All available at .



Publication date 30th September, 2013

Contact; Trevor Maynard, editor,

The Poetic Bond III is the third anthology of poets from new media, social and professional networking, mainly garnered from the professional networking website, LinkedIn, but also through performance and word of mouth. The Poetic Bond is about exploring, sharing and encouraging poetry from all over the world.

Thirty-six poets from 11 countries were selected through a submission process in which there were no restrictions on form, style, length of subject; instead the choices made were on the basis of emergent themes and congruency in the pool of work; a snapshot of the poetry of new media NOW, seeking to capture the zeitgeist of the moment.

Editors’ Notes

1. THE POETIC BOND III (2013) (edited by Trevor Maynard) ISBN  978-1492384199 will be published by Willowdown Books and will be available on Amazon from 30th September 2013 for $19.99/£14.99.

2.  Copies can be pre-ordered for the pre-publication offer price of $10/£7 from

3.   Biographies  of the poets contributing to the anthology can be found at

4.  Trevor Maynard is a UK based poet and writer, manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group; his second poetry collection is KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON is published by Willowdown Books and further details are available at






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