about daniel paul marshall

i still haven’t wrote one of these things as i find them very difficult to write; so i shall pare this back like the peeling of an onion to its naked core. i don’t write for a living but i take it very serious. the act of writing & the progression to a completed poem,…

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goose in a bottle

i recently stumbled again upon the old zen riddle of the goose in the bottle: a long time ago a man kept a goose in a bottle. it grew larger & larger until it could not get out. the man did not want to break the bottle, nor wish to hurt the goose; how would…

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Meanwhile in Paradise Lost

  Meanwhile in Paradise Lost Meanwhile… in the untidy bed of Godly God & yawning out into his bugger-up empyrean of jazz trombonist angels, seraph, cherubim & pissed up souls bee bopping on a halo of heavenly arpeggios an infinite hour of that celestial council estate — immense disorder : the pearly gates got torn…

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Bored Charlie Palebluedot

  Bored Charlie Palebluedot Of such big insignificance am Charlie Palebluedot hooked on the ring of life & walloping a Tizer can against the neighbours wall hands in pockets, head bowed pleading their Burly Bull who barks at everyone to challenge Charlie Palebluedot for intrudes on his land with woof woof woof woof woof. The haloed…

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Post

Post Him adult now n’ not yet stumbled on the why of how he craves dried Weetabix : me munch are needing some’ut more I thinks… (a glass of cold milk by his side tut tut). Him watches day time (HD) television, wears his Superman pyjamas whistle clean— nowt else to do —cape sewn into…

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Charlie’s Recurring Dream

  Charlie’s Recurring Dream That bastard dream of griefing took my nerves! Sprang Charlie gave after a sealish yelp : a mom, his mom, who stuffed him in a plastic box settles his tub onto a quiet sea of night, swabbed by dark wind & he is drift away, away from she’s tearful jerk. &…

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Birth of Charlie ‘Tatterdemalion’ Malurkey

    This is the often bizarre, worldly misadventures of Charlie Malurkey— orphan. divinely appointed to be the butt of the joke. the modern jester-against-his-will. Godly God’s puppet. the bringer of laughter. the idiot. in equal measure Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin : Harpo Marx : Charlie Kelly. Broca’s Area all shambles beyond repair & Godly…

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‘Week’ a 7 Day Poem

This week has been a hive of activity: jotting down themes & sponging of my inadequate brain stem, hoping to brachiate from a germ to the tipsiest tip of the topmost canopy. I have taken the uncommon introspection of my self, that which makes me laugh, my own actions, that which has happened to me…

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