Sometimes I can’t be arsed with poetry and syllables that crash when they should dance like marionettes pulled by industry or inspiration due to muse or chance. And what’s the point of words however good? Does anyone read them and fall in love or curse them, gut them, spill or drink their blood? Save poets and critics, who gives a shove? I tell you, some days I would rather think myself a man moved more by luck than verse or plumb pipes together than words that stink: at least dignity’s there in fuller purse. And what’s a sonnet but weight round your neck? An afternoon’s work or a lifetime’s check? David Seddon David Seddon has been writing poetry and sonnets for over 30 years. He is from Liverpool in the North West of England and is a member of various poetry groups in that area. Among other venues, his poetry has appeared in various anthologies, and in Ink Sweat and Tears, Obsessed with Pipework, Other Poetry, Poetry in the Waiting Room, Poetry Scotland, Sonnetto Poesia and Under the Radar. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA and Diploma in Counselling. He works as a person -centred and existential counsellor in private practice. Sometimes I Can’t be Arsed with Poetry' appears in The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Anthology of sonnets of the early third millennium= Le Phénix renaissant de ses cendres : Anthologie de sonnets au début du troisième millénaire. -now in galley production stage at Friesen Press scheduled for release June 2013. ISBN: Hardcover: 978-1-4602-1700-9 Paperback: 978-1-4602-1701-6 eBook: 978-1-4602-1702-3.
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