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Andrew McDiarmid

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Recent poems

  • 01 Dec 2015

    As If I Could Say Something to Langston Hughes

    I guess
    it’s not my place
    to thank you for your words,
    short bursts
    of clarity and

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  • 07 Jan 2015
    34

    Presence

    for Mum

    You are not in the wet earth
    or the hospital room
    or at home or on the phone with

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  • 03 Jul 2014
    1

    Our American Cousin

    What is it but the telescope of truth?
    Which strips the distance of its fantasies,
    And brings life

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  • 01 May 2014
    23

    Moonshadow

    “I listen to my words but they fall far below,
    I let my music take me where my heart wants to

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  • 01 May 2014
    3

    The Candlemaker's Flame

    Perhaps I am not the model candle,
    Smooth flame burning brightly and dependably
    at the window,

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  • 01 May 2014
    2

    Going Deaf

    He sat that night in the company
    of himself, crying was pointless,
    rage was a waste. He had

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