Robert Priest


Time Release Poems READ EXCERPTS


Time Release Poems should be swallowed one or two at a time and absorbed slowly in order to facilitate release of little wisdoms in the mind. They may be taken anytime and are useful in personal expressions of pith, rage and even love.

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Whitewash comes in many colours

Busy is the man with many hats

and nothing to put them on

No matter which way you turn

there's always something you're not facing

There is no peace for the punching bag

True marksmen see beyond guns

Too much time is wasted in the making of clocks

Every little ruler wants a l3th inch

There is no camouflage like a good philosophy

One wind moves many flags

Daylight respects no borders

Cars-- people fleeing in their problems

Clothes make the man-- poor

The teacher is the lesson

You cannot kiss ass

and kick it too.

Shit doesn't care about flies

One darkness

Many Candles

Blue Pyramids (2004)
New and Selected Poems
How To Swallow A Pig (2001)
Selected Prose Poems

The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

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