on earth our heaven
waiting but not waiting
nor hesitating
life wasting
knowing heaven
ocean risen

in the mix

the batter lift
the oven light
darkest night
lantern lit
gold coins – none are hid

a touch of blood

golden cross
empty cavern
sleeping garden
unknown gardener
3 days of sleep
3 sleeps – Christmas sheep

in the end

there’s earth forgiven
heaven leavened

bread of men
bread of women

a drink – lifted sin and
you and me

the way it’s always been

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tail to the wind – the hill – the view…..

some of it’s here
and some of it’s gone
but don’t you know
i’ve never belonged
to some of the towns
lost inside my mind

but when the horses were laced
and in the saddle we placed
the memory of the west was divine

so it’s a toast to then
and a toast to the lost
and it’s a smile and a bit of goodbye

the sun is setting
and the memories are smells
lost in pictures not hung
in the leather and inside this life

some of it remains
and some of it’s gone
but some of the travellin’
still lost on the memory
is natures divide….

demo tapes

molar of mouth
in mind – a diamond size gold rush
inner meanings of nothing and the waltz

follow the out takes
the demo tapes
your notebook flushing out

clench cheek n’ teeth
chip – chipped molar
fill in with gold – start again

grind out


Martin Durkin To Be Part of New Anthology


Flash Fiction Magazine and 101 Word Stories has confirmed that Martin Durkin will be part of their 2017 Anthology.

A specific publishing date will be announced shortly but Durkin has confirmed that his story “Matisse and the Modelling Nun” will be part of the series and available through Amazon, Apple, Kobo and other publication sale sites.

Inspired by the story surrounding artist Henri Matisse and Sister Jacques-Marie, Durkin decided to write a simple 101 word essay regarding their relationship.

“The idea behind the piece was not to go into great detail about the pair but to write something simple and intriguing enough that perhaps the reader would then want to go on and learn more – if – they don’t already know about their inspiring relationship” says Durkin.

More details to come…..

Personal Strength

Poetry of the canvas
paint the body of words
wordless in body
speechless everything
until you weep
or laugh

I said its a mindset
you said no its cultural
a Culture shock
i said
no its still personal
a battle within
it’s heart break
or heart strong –
it’s a mind set

The dream world
the surreal
higher plain
another dimension
death b4 death
after death
the dyslexic genius
the individual
the cultured group en masse
not ready….but a few
a forever thought imaginings


wear your sexy socks
nothing else
up to the knees
maybe slightly past –

perhaps a string waistline
below the string


give me you

warm in a terry cloth robe
i’ll bring you a mug of tea
relax on the cushions
raise a fire
and sit back in unison

give me


growing old
youthful in world adventure
leave the camera behind
private stories discussed when we
come back home


in your terry cloth


bringing over 2 mugs
2 pair of socks
between our warmed ideas
in the winter’d home


roll the ink on my palms
and press me.
olive oil and ink me onto the paper
a vogue moment.
– pay me gold in newsprint
a thousand words etched across my body
successfully selling the truth of who

what (do) you want me to be (?)

in thought of mind
this heart inside your artist soul

(a)muse me
((a))muse yourself

we are one
-lost between the lines

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