Arthritic Crickets by Polly Richardson

Arthritic Crickets by Polly Richardson

Arthritic Crickets 21/7/18

Wonder lust

in waiting,

the waiting

Dearest Earnest … perfume kissed – the seal. 1940.

Going Postal– the front line, yellow telegram, tear drenched


The pencil,

the paper inked in red

Wonder love, last thoughts

Soldiers song

Lost words blows to wind, unstamped.

The years dust hearted leathered bound,

hide unsoftened yet pressed the petal, safe.

Drying, dying,

the gathering flowers in the moon 1960

the beats

and Howl it did.

the cricket creeps

the pages turned

taping looped- radio mix, blue bird weeps

Autumn leaf crayoned over 1990

Wherefore art thy Romeo?

Dial up

You’ve got mail!

Refresh, refresh, My Space glitter- flitter


The wing span, greatest climb

Love the moon, yellows the sky- still.

Crickets creep

Rip all tracks?

Hi ya Ernie,

Can u c, de cloud 50mb 2016

😊 😊 I heart you!

Limp rotations, down load paint, apples mighty

crickets limp, falling bees

Final flight. Delayed.


Press play.

SOS SOS looking for recommendations

seeking instinctual air current flow lowest bid

current status; stream. Lol me dinner

// poems of love@growingthin….

Limb drag grazing oceans stiffness

weighted-down plastic illusions

dancing accumulations in waves -roll

taunt-tease luring – millennial predator -indestructible.

Crickets silencing – My Ireland, crowd pause hush

as if rock a by – it’s in safe hands

wings spanning gaze land, its fills,

crickets splutter

Eyeing giants stepping onto themselves

evolving hump-necks –

post embryotic -insta twittweets – evolution.   Drone view.

Status #blinded2018

Yet still the poems @ Emily Dickinson/  Wild/ Whitman, search.

Polly Richardson



Polly Richardson (Munnelly) is a Dublin born poet now living and writing in Meath. She has been published both nationally and internationally in many anthologies and e-zines under the surname Munnelly, and more recently Richardson.

She is member of Navan writers’ group: The Bull’s Arse, and Cork based group Blackwater Poetry. Polly has been heard reading at open mic nights and festivals throughout Ireland including The Blackwater International Poetry Festival and on live links broadcasting internationally as part of the festival 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Her poems have featured on their poetry trail in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

She has also been heard reading at; The Sunflower Sessions, The Collective and Dublin Writer’s Forum summer bash (2015), Good thyme Thursday sessions, Blackbird Books and in 2016 she was part of the ‘Awaken Your Soul’ event that was short listed for a Sabator award in London 2017.

Some of her work has been published and appeared in the following outlets; Irish based Solstice Initiative Poetry Journals; Connections in 2012, Aqueous 2013, US based Mad Swirl Poetry Forum 2013 to 2016 where she is now a contributing poet. Songs for Julia Anthology, Italian based e-zine Lotus Eater, Blue Max Review, Poems for Fukushima Anthology and Twenty  Seven Signs Anthology 2014, The Sea Anthology 2015 and the Boyne Berries Anthology celebrating poet Francis Ledwigdge’s centenary in September 2017.

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