Saturday, June 25, 2016

Original Bespoke Poetry by Dane Cobain

Good evening my darling bookworms!

I've quite the treat for you today, as bookish things go. Dane Cobain, author of the amazing books you'll see below, has graced us with a piece of original poetry! What's even cooler, is that he allowed me to give him 5 words, and then wove those into said poetry. I played with a random word generator and came up with:

justice   passion   joy   cement   breakfast

If that's not an impressive set of words to weave into a bespoke poem, I don't know what would be. Please enjoy a look at Dane's books below, as well as his original poetry! 




Eyes Like Lighthouses is Dane Cobain’s first book of poetry, distilled from the sweat of a thousand memorised performances in this reality and others. It’s not for the faint-hearted. “I’ve never seen anyone do a stream of consciousness piece as talented as that. Very impressed.” – Mark Allard-Will, author of Saskatch-A-Man and co-founder of Cuckoo’s Nest Press “Dane’s poetry is a multi-layered spiral of the macabre, quirky humour and disjointed imagery. Not only does he make you think, he captures the small forgotten moments of everyday life.” – Nikki Dudley, co-editor of Streetcake Magazine “…[Dane] combines concrete detail with socioeconomic concerns.” – Lorna Wood, associate editor of Gemini Magazine.

When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack. With the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.

The Angels are naked and androgynous. They speak in a dreadful harmony with no clear leader. These aren’t biblical cherubs tasked with the protection of the righteous – these are deadly creatures of light that have the power to completely eradicate.

When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. Will the final showdown force him to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Former.ly - Thriller
When Dan Roberts starts his new job at Former.ly, he has no idea what he's getting into. The site deals in death - its users share their innermost thoughts, which are stored privately until they die. Then, their posts are shared with the world, often with unexpected consequences.

But something strange is going on, and the site's two erratic founders share a dark secret. A secret that people are willing to kill for.

And now... bespoke poetry!

New Laws and Governments

It’s not quite as simple

as it ought to be,

because more cogs

means more wheels

and more catastrophic

mechanical failures,

and laws get passed

to change the way we communicate,

so I picked up the phone

and told my mom I love her.



There is hope

and there is joy,

and there’s a joyful hope

I hope to enjoy,

and I joined my joints

to a joystick,

so you can press X to kick

and Y to punch

and start to start

all over again.



There is justice

if you fight for it,

a strange sense

when you realise

really,

we’re all just the same,

and we should be ashamed of it.



I turned my passion to motion

and built houses of learning

with the words I’m burning,

working with sand and cement

to form a new government

where pens are the weapons

we lent to our enemies.



I eat bureaucracy

for breakfast;

I skip lunch

and eat democracy

for dinner.



It tastes like

home-made

apple pie.


Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent poet, musician and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website, www.danecobain.com. His debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked, was released in the summer of 2015.

 

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