Scott Hastie recent poems. Life Collects & Such Things

Scott Hastie recent poems. Life Collects & Such Things

Scott Hastie recent poems. Life Collects & Such Things. Enjoy them, Yareah friends and have a great day. Art is Everywhere!

Scott says: “I consider myself fortunate to be able to be living and writing full-time at home in the glorious Hertfordshire countryside, only a thirty minute commuter ride from London. My poetry looks to positively explore human potential, with an emphasis on love, spiritual growth and self awareness. It is very important to me that my work remains as open, accessible and as simply expressed as possible. My influences vary from the great traditional English visionary romantics like Keats, Coleridge & Blake through to the distillation of thought and leanness of expression offered by the Japanese haiku tradition and later technical breakthroughs achieved in the 1970’s by leading Scottish concrete poets Ian Hamilton Finlay and Edwin Morgan.”


Still Life by Anne Vallayer Coster

Some of Scott’s recent poems:

Life collects, pools around you.

It paints its highlights,

Nothing there you can destroy

Or begin again.


Calm in aquamarine beauty,

Barely a hint of surf’s snowy trim.

Today the sea is out

But will come again.


For the moment,

On the beach,

My love and I,

Naked and blissful as can be.


In the soft, sun baked sand

History between my toes.


Sense how

Even the smooth stones ache

With stories of their own

In the shuddering light of day.


Such things happen.

And, for a time,

Under their shrivelled cowl

There’s little else we can do.


Never sadder or more downcast

Than when bereaved, deserted,

Damaged, neglected.


And however deep we delve

For speedy comfort,

For reassurance

That we cannot help but yearn for,

When random tragedy

Or the cold cruelty of others

Tarnish the day,

There can be none.


Unless you possess

The zinc heart of a zealot,

Born of the brutalities of others,

There are answers though.

Despite the awful hazards

That, in living,

We have no choice but to embrace.


How unspeakably sad that

However pure, however cherished

And safe in times past,

Something, anything, anyone

Still here with us

Can still be spoilt and ruined so,

When left prey to circumstance

And the callous whims

Of those already lost in the darkness.


Legacy though,

Like the light of love

In any infant’s eye,

Remains impervious

To any such violation,

Seeding aspirations that live on.


Inspiration to rise above

A mass of malignant possibilities

And, in so doing, remind each other of

Just what the human spirit is capable of.


There may well be times in your life

When you lose sight of your soul.

But, trust me, it can always see you…


A hallowed frequency within

That, even in your darkest hour,

You can always turn to.

Knowing that,

When the tortures of self doubt

And the bitterest of all tears

Are in your eyes,

This choice remains forever yours.

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Scott Hastie is a successful British born poet and writer, who has been has been commercially published in the UK for over twenty years now. He currently has seven titles in print, including a novel and three collections of poetry. In recent years, the spiritual tone in his maturing poetic voice is starting to draw increasing acclaim and attention from an increasing worldwide audience, especially in the U.S. India & the Middle East. Official twitter account: @scotthastiepoet  Public Facebook page: Wikipedia

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