New Adventures in Exploratory Thought and the Compelling Nature of communicative Writing

Now, that is a long title for a book – and a brave way to introduce a web site. But don't be put off, on this site there are various examples of my poetry and that of others presented in both written and spoken form; these will not strike you deaf or blind. I have also used my interest in film-making and digital art to bring a further measure of creativity to this adventure in communication. The keyword above all is 'poetry', including that of other poets. It is a quest for truth, inherent in the act of writing poetry – operating as a redeemable philosophy; a deep search that casts a net and attempts to snag illusive and vital clues to our existence and purpose. There is no agenda in this and I champion no causes:

"my work is merely life-illuminated – reimagined and written in slant."

You will also find included on the 'influences' page, some interesting references to my favourite poets and their work – along with readings of their poems, delivered by me on both the 'video' and 'readings' pages.

Apart from placing my own work in the public eye, my hope is to engage with the human soul and suggest that poetry is inside all our heads and in elements of our daily lives. Can poetry provide many of the answers we seek to the deeper and more profound difficulties life presents us with?

"It may also offer a map
to help reset the compass in times of stress, frustration
and disorientation."

From the beginnings of my own involvement with poetry, I liked the way it illuminated people who seemed to be in agreeance with my own thoughts and feelings, or pointed out new ways of looking at shared or analogous situations. In fact, there are poets, dead and alive, who I feel have walked with me for most of my adult life and offered great support with their words and the way they chose to communicate. I hope my work and other aspects of this site will be useful to you in a similar way. Peace.
Peter Hague Poet and Aritist
Peter Hague

A Hex on the Anointed

I came down from the mountains
to listen to the people.
They hated each other
and spoke with dark malice.
They had grown their own cancer
with a murderous media
who dealt in histrionics
and preordained conclusions.
There was no rationality,
only febrile monstrosity,
while the West bewitched its heart
with a mistaken woke...
and with the accepted guilt;
and the rotten heartache;
and the terrible self-doubt
of a wounded conscience. 



They did envy the mountains though –
those static lords –
keeping as always, a perfect distance.
I will return with a vision –
wide and calling –
a broader interpretation,
and a new kind of peace.

©2022 Peter Hague
Published in
'The Momentary Clock'
– October 2022
All rights reserved


'THE MOMENTARY CLOCK'

NEW BOOK OUT NOW!

Stacks Image 1167
HERE ARE MY FIVE BOOKS OF POETRY

I have recently added my version of 'Look Inside the book' on the books pages. This displays a random number of spreads for each of the various books in a controllable slide show.


“Genuine poetry can communicate
before it is understood.”

T. S. Eliot – American Poet – 1888-1965

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."

Leonard Cohen – Canadian poet/songwriter 1934-2016

Check out my 'Gain of Function' anthology on the books page and follow me on Twitter.

Over the last few years, I have been publishing some new poems direct to Twitter which have now been published in traditional book form, along with many new poems from the same period. These poems became a powerful anthology, containing some of my best work. I found that the immediacy of being able to 'go live' with new work to be a very dynamic experience. The anthologised poems seem to be charged with a desirable energy – a directness – almost a reckless excitement. Take a look at 'Gain of Function'.

About Me

Poetry Readings

Videos

Books


"It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture."

Wallace Stevens – American poet – 1879-1955


© Peter Hague |
contact | terms and conditions
Design and photography @2020 Peter Hague Concept – Design – Art Direction and
e-brink.co.uk Also peterhaguephotography.com