Spoken Word Spotlight: upon realisation that perhaps i am completely sure- lois e. linkens –


Welcome to Spoken Word Spotlight.  Every Wednesday, Christine will bring a writer’s words to life.  This week she introduces us to a gorgeous poem written by Lois E. Linkens that was originally published by the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.  We strongly recommend that you visit Lois’ blog and read more of her excellent poetry. Sit back, take a sip of coffee, close your eyes and enjoy.

If you would like Christine to highlight a piece of your writing, please contact Go Dog Go through our Contact Form or email  us at godoggocafe@gmail.com.

upon realisation that perhaps i am completely sure/ lois e. linkens

you weave your woollen whims
to surround me
in the garbadine of our gandering

you trample the simplicity
of tea-cup games and teddy bears –
playground grazes know none than this

damp shirt and glasses;
i’d switch my eyes for yours
so you could see
beneath the ocean

still, ride the blackwaters
with socked feet sodden;
put your records on
and leave paw prints around my petticoats

take me to the dock,
where the walrus wail
and seagulls cry.
let us know the purity of instinct

the purity of art
that transcends education,
memory or muse

you are scars and sculptures,
skin and silver

stonehenge me


This was recorded and published with the author’s permission

8 thoughts on “Spoken Word Spotlight: upon realisation that perhaps i am completely sure- lois e. linkens –

    • Lois’ poetry is brilliant and it was begging to be recorded. It is always more challenging to find the rhythm of someone else’s work and I suspect that my rendition is more about my own interpretation than how the writer heard it in their head but hopefully it reveals its own truth.

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      • Its the combination of both Christine. The words find a place with you and your presentation gives it the depth. It won’t happen with just any poem but those that resonate with you. I also know how deeply you appreciate another person’s writing and that brings out the emotional response from you.


  1. Reblogged this on Brave and Reckless and commented:

    I really enjoy hanging out at the Go Dog Go Cafe and one of my favorite things to do there is a weekly Spoken Word Spotlight, where I highlight someone else’s writing. This gorgeous poem was written by Lois E. Linkens and originally published by The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.


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