Saturday, 17 July 2010

P.D.A By Ray Morgan

This week I am honoured to guest a very special, talented British poet, Ray Morgan.

For someone of such tender years she has already performed her Poetry on Colin Murray's Spoken Word Surgery on BBC Radio 1, worked with Apples and Snakes which is the UK's leading performance poetry organisation, and been published in Inkspill Magazine. Ray is also the creative producer for Sundown Arts, a voluntary run arts organisation that tours and promotes the spoken word.

I first came across her work when I read the following piece, P.D.A; a very creative poem expressing elements of life on the London Underground.

P.D.A.
A Poem By Ray Morgan

There is a cello on the Jubilee line.
He is standing tall,
chest puffed out,
all smooth and smarmy,
all Nigel Havers, all
Yes,
I'm a cello.
A small child looks up with saucer eyes
at the petite woman holding
him.
She caresses his smooth,
black
Batman-chested
case of a body,
all muscles and brawn.
People look away,
stare into their paperbacks,
look intently at their fingernails
on the grimy handrails
or notice themselves in the
opposite windows.
The cello woman sways,
her floral dress flutters flirtily,
she sways
and gives her body into him.
Above the clatter and din
of the 8.48 from Canning Town
you'd swear you could hear the
low
grumbling
twang
of his strings.

Ray Morgan C 2010

For more poetry by this remarkable writer please visit her blog at raypoetry.

Thanks Ray for your contribution and support of One Stop Poetry. I look forward to seeing you all again at One Shot Wednesday

cheers

Pete






13 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a wonderul ability to conjur up a scene! I felt as though I were there, suveying my reflection in a window!

Claudia said...

This is so beautiful! Another love story of instrument and musician - and fine-tuned sense for capturing subway emotions - mirrored in dark windows - gliding fast an changing quickly - yet eternally intense. Can also hear the strings...

Desert Rose said...

how beautiful!i have always had this thing in me to cello,i knew it has some magical feeling in especially with its tunes,but this love story is simply breathtaking! very well written Ray!
simply brilliant..:)thanks for sharing :)

Brian Miller said...

a most excellent choice to highlight enjoyed the flow of the piece as well as the imagery...nicely done...

Boonsong said...

You paint a most engaging word picture here. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

Tony Single said...

Oh wow... I have such a long way to go... You captured the essence of a cello and its musician so brilliantly, Ray! :)

moondustwriter said...

ahhhh the love affair between the musician and her beloved instrument and a sexy cello at that.
Penned so beautifully!!!
thank You Ray

Love to all at One Stop Poetry

kkrige said...

interesting voice given to the cello and reactions from the people around it. Nice verse Ray. Good find Pete!

TALON said...

You painted a beautiful scene...the cello is one of those instruments that always catches me in the heart. Beautiful work.

signed...bkm said...

Wonderful image of the woman and the cello a true love story ...happy you highlighted it here...bkm

One Stop - The Place For Poets & Writers said...

i love this poem and am so grateful for Ray to share it with out fast growing community..cheers Pete

PattiKen said...

This is a wonderful description of the romance between musician and instrument. And who can blame her? No one could resist this hunk who's "standing tall, chest puffed out, all smooth and smarmy, all Nigel Havers, all Yes,I'm a cello."

dustus said...

Thank you, Ray. A great poem that captures the scene, as well as the essence of the instrument vividly.