K. Morris reading his poem ‘Fire’.

Yours truly, reading my poem, ‘Fire’, which can be found in ‘Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose’.

To purchase ‘Dalliance’, please visit:

For the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E

For the US: http://www.amazon.com/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E

Updates to my Youtube page

I have updated my Youtube page, to better reflect the fact that I am a poet on visiting my channel. ‘K Morris Poet’ is now displayed. My Youtube currently hosts 55 videos, most of which are me reading my poetry. If you haven’t yet subscribed, I would be delighted if you would please consider doing so!

To visit my Youtube please go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/101drewdog/


Update to the ‘Reviews of my books’ and my ‘About page’.

I have updated the below pages to reflect the publication of ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’ and the reviews received.

To visit the about page please click: http://newauthoronline.com/about/

To visit the reviews page please click: http://newauthoronline.com/reviews-of-my-books/


Preparing For Poetry Reading

I will be spending much of this weekend preparing for my first poetry reading, which will take place on Wednesday 10 February, (http://newauthoronline.com/2016/01/29/poets-corner/). My colleague and fellow poet, Toby Wheeler has sent me a list of poems he will be reading and it now falls to yours truly to knuckle down and make my own selection! There being so many poems to choose from makes my task difficult. Where I to read all the poems I’m minded to recite the hour allotted to the reading would pass by without Toby having an opportunity to showcase his excellent poetry. Consequently I need to be ruthless as regards my selection criteria.
I intend to read poems ranging from the humorous through to the dark and brooding. I have already determined that the first poem in my latest collection, “Lost In the Labyrinth Of My Mind” which is entitled, appropriately enough “Lost will be read. I am also inclined to recite “Autumn Rain” which can be found in “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose”. Turning to the humorous verse, I am minded to read my poems “She Stood Upon Her Head” and “Shall I Compare Thee”, both of which appear in “Lost In The Labyrinth”.
If all goes well, the event will be videoed and if things go swimmingly the video camera will actually work and an edited version of the reading will appear here!

(For “Lost In The Labyrinth Of My Mind” please go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01AF5EPVY?keywords=Lost%20in%20the%20labyrinth%20of%20my%20mind&qid=1452670393&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&sr=1-1. For “Dalliance; A Collection Of Poetry And Prose” please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E. For a selection of Toby’s poetry please go to http://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/tobyw.

Well Crafted

While attending boarding school in Liverpool I attended a number of clubs, among which was a woodwork group. I derived a great sense of satisfaction from making a bookcase. Sadly I have no idea what happened to it nor the spice rack I also recollect having made. Kevin

Behind the White Coat

I came across an article the other day that encouraged knitting as therapy. In fact, there are knitting therapy groups popping up all over the place. It is even being advocated for weight loss.

Here is the article if you are interested:The Health Benefits of Knitting

All of this made me laugh out loud because, being a knitter myself, I have recommended knitting to patients as therapy countless times over the years and have pondered starting my own knitting circle at the clinic to teach those who are interested. I would call it myStitch And Bitch group, because of the history behind the name.

AND because profanity by itself can be a bit therapeutic in its own right.

In fact, though, it is not just knitting. I have recommended crafting of all sorts. “Find a constructive hobby where you create!”

It will help.


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The better man hides inside.
As a snake
Does wake
And we forsake
Kindness, that like a river should flow
And lose ourselves in hate and woe.

We know what is right
And oft in the depths of night
Look into our soul.
We ssee the whole
Thing crystal clear.
All our fears
And empty tears.

Let the serpent go
For we reap what we sew.
An open heart
Can not by the devil’s art
Be made black
Only a lack
Of will
Can our soul kill