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Name Christina White
User Name The Walrus
Birthday 10/10/1968
Specialism Poetry
Location London

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A Fearful Place by The Walrus Word Count: 165
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17 Nov 2003

Against the Odds by The Walrus Word Count: 52
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One can't always explain where poems come from. This one is no exception. 
6 Nov 2003

Alice by The Walrus Word Count: 81
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Happy Birthday Stan. 
27 Jul 2004

Allurement by The Walrus Word Count: 76
6  Comments

 
20 Nov 2003

Amazon by The Walrus Word Count: 122
7  Comments

 
13 Feb 2004

Anticipation by The Walrus Word Count: 100
9  Comments

Inspired by 'Every Second' by Chem. 
6 Mar 2004

Autumn Glory Blues Assuaged by The Walrus Word Count: 115
3  Comments

 
23 Aug 2003

Axioms by The Walrus Word Count: 125
5  Comments

 
30 Jun 2004

Back to The City by The Walrus Word Count: 205
11  Comments

 
22 May 2005

Baptism By Fire by The Walrus Word Count: 79
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I appear to be embarking on a rather scarey phase of 'Horror Poetry'. This poem is dedicated to Mr McNay. 
19 Jan 2004

Beam Me Up by The Walrus Word Count: 46
13  Comments

Hmmm. Not sure if this works. 
14 Mar 2004

Being by The Walrus Word Count: 62
4  Comments

 
29 Nov 2005

Blasphemy by The Walrus Word Count: 88
6  Comments

 
7 Jan 2004

Body of Life by The Walrus Word Count: 170
3  Comments

WIP, as always. 
2 Oct 2004

Body Without Soul by The Walrus Word Count: 99
7  Comments

 
1 Dec 2003

Bolt From The Blue by The Walrus Word Count: 68
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This very ordinary poem is dedicated to SC, an extraordinary man. 
27 Dec 2003

Bring it On by The Walrus Word Count: 135
1  Comment

 
26 Aug 2003

Burnt Sienna by The Walrus Word Count: 79
10  Comments

An inspiration. 
4 Mar 2004

Caught In The Crossfire by The Walrus Word Count: 72
14  Comments

This has been in my WIP folder for a while. Keep going back to it and can't figure out how to improve it. Suggestions always welcome. 
28 Nov 2004

Change by The Walrus Word Count: 164
10  Comments

 
27 Aug 2004

Club Life by The Walrus Word Count: 213
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On the back of two days partying in London. WIP - as always! 
17 Oct 2004

Compassion by The Walrus Word Count: 153
17  Comments

 
17 Feb 2004

Convergence by The Walrus Word Count: 142
9  Comments

Not so random encounters such as these, reinforce my view that the world is indeed both a beautiful and magical place. 
30 Sep 2003


Crazy Diamond by The Walrus Word Count: 697
1  Comment

 
6 Nov 2005

Crime of Passion by The Walrus Word Count: 126
14  Comments

 
26 Oct 2004

CYNARA SCOLYMUS (Artichoke) by The Walrus Word Count: 81
6  Comments

Taking a bit of a flyer on this one. 
24 Nov 2003

Dance by The Walrus Word Count: 123
1  Comment

 
26 Aug 2003

Dawn by The Walrus Word Count: 114
2  Comments

 
22 Aug 2003

Differences by The Walrus Word Count: 23
5  Comments

 
3 May 2004

Dog Is Love by The Walrus Word Count: 350
9  Comments

 
22 Aug 2004

Don`t by The Walrus Word Count: 67
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Would have liked to have worked on this a bit more, but pushed for time. So, please consider as a first draft. 
6 Feb 2004

Dress Sense by The Walrus Word Count: 80
13  Comments

 
13 Apr 2004

Dumb Dizzy Bint by The Walrus Word Count: 64
3  Comments

 
9 Oct 2003

Equilibrium of Paradox by The Walrus Word Count: 51
6  Comments

A tad abstract. 
21 Feb 2005

Expectations by The Walrus Word Count: 153
9  Comments

Is there such a word as 'boing-ing'? 
19 Oct 2004

Eyes of Innocence by The Walrus Word Count: 109
3  Comments

This simple poem is written about and dedicated to Isabella, my niece, who is of course, from a completely objective point of view, the most beautiful child that ever walked this earth. (Her mother is Indian, her father Greek/English, hence the 'chocolate' cherub). 
13 Jan 2004

Farishta by The Walrus Word Count: 101
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This is the flip side of 'Lucifer's Embrace'. ('Farishta' is the urdu for 'angel'.)  
11 Jan 2004

Fear by The Walrus Word Count: 64
9  Comments

 
8 Aug 2004

Fledgling by The Walrus Word Count: 95
6  Comments

 
28 Oct 2004

Flying by The Walrus Word Count: 150
7  Comments

 
18 May 2004

Forever Red by The Walrus Word Count: 222
10  Comments

 
9 Apr 2004

Freedom by The Walrus Word Count: 85
5  Comments

 
21 Jan 2004

Freefall by The Walrus Word Count: 37
2  Comments

 
15 Oct 2003

Gadget Queen by The Walrus Word Count: 126
13  Comments

 
14 Nov 2004

Gifted by The Walrus Word Count: 49
15  Comments

 
26 May 2004

Global Playground, Ballad for Ingrid by The Walrus Word Count: 120
1  Comment

What a gal. 
10 Sep 2003

Graceful Defiance by The Walrus Word Count: 92
4  Comments

 
10 Oct 2003

Guilt by The Walrus Word Count: 135
13  Comments

Rhythm needs looking at. 
16 Apr 2004

Hard and Fast by The Walrus Word Count: 91
4  Comments

 
23 Dec 2003

Hedonism by The Walrus Word Count: 166
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A rather naughty little number........... 
11 Mar 2004

Helios by The Walrus Word Count: 122
5  Comments

 
26 Nov 2003

I Am The Walrus by The Walrus Word Count: 94
5  Comments

The first poem. 
29 Aug 2003

I. The Beginning of the Thing by The Walrus Word Count: 149
2  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

II. The Shattering of the Thing by The Walrus Word Count: 176
2  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

III. The Evolution of the Thing by The Walrus Word Count: 256
2  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

Imagine by The Walrus Word Count: 119
5  Comments

 
15 Aug 2005

Indomitable by The Walrus Word Count: 75
10  Comments

 
4 Nov 2004

Interview With Cliff by The Walrus Word Count: 1150
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This is purely experimental! Have very little experience of writing prose - so this may fall monumentally flat on its face. 
30 Mar 2005

Invicta by The Walrus Word Count: 105
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Dedicated to my dear friend, Dr William Cruickshank, who died last November. He 'gave' me the poem this is based upon - 'Invictus' by William Ernest Henley - for which I am very thankful. 
29 Aug 2004

Island Living by The Walrus Word Count: 90
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3 Jan 2004

It Is by The Walrus Word Count: 78
2  Comments

 
30 Sep 2003

It is True by The Walrus Word Count: 157
2  Comments

 
13 Oct 2003

IV The Drifting of the Thing by The Walrus Word Count: 105
4  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

Just Feelings by The Walrus Word Count: 69
10  Comments

Ramblings 
20 Feb 2004

Lala Land by The Walrus Word Count: 102
5  Comments

 
21 Nov 2003

Language and Truth by The Walrus Word Count: 65
8  Comments

 
17 Mar 2004

Leap Before you Look by The Walrus Word Count: 96
3  Comments

 
9 Oct 2003

Limitations by The Walrus Word Count: 108
3  Comments

 
30 Oct 2003

Lost and Found by The Walrus Word Count: 120
7  Comments

 
1 Aug 2004

Lucifer`s Embrace by The Walrus Word Count: 91
7  Comments

 
13 Nov 2003

Ma by The Walrus Word Count: 162
1  Comment

 
23 Aug 2003

Mad World by The Walrus Word Count: 85
4  Comments

 
28 Apr 2005

Making The Link by The Walrus Word Count: 48
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Structure/technique/style... whatever inspired by Roovacrag's 'Home Again', and very much a first draft. If anyone can think up a suitable title for this, I would be grateful. Oh, and if it's pants, please say. 
19 Nov 2004

Migration by The Walrus Word Count: 120
7  Comments

 
29 Apr 2004

Music by The Walrus Word Count: 80
6  Comments

 
29 Aug 2003

My Chest by The Walrus Word Count: 57
2  Comments

 
9 Nov 2003

My Choice by The Walrus Word Count: 114
6  Comments

 
27 Mar 2005

My Eyes by The Walrus Word Count: 23
8  Comments

 
18 Nov 2003

My Heart is a Football by The Walrus Word Count: 70
14  Comments

A hasty scribbling. 
11 Oct 2004

My Space by The Walrus Word Count: 74
4  Comments

A very un-pretty first draft. 
30 Aug 2003

Never Again by The Walrus Word Count: 139
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Until the next time. 
22 Mar 2004

Never Goodbye by The Walrus Word Count: 419
6  Comments

 
16 Dec 2003

No Life Without Light by The Walrus Word Count: 105
3  Comments

 
29 Aug 2003

Now by The Walrus Word Count: 56
7  Comments

 
1 Aug 2006

Now Is The Time by The Walrus Word Count: 107
7  Comments

 
1 Jan 2004

Obsolete? by The Walrus Word Count: 86
10  Comments

Looks better with correct symbols for (C) and (R). 
25 Mar 2004

Ode to My Moleskin Notebook by The Walrus Word Count: 95
5  Comments

Wrote this. Read it, and thought it smacked of pomposity. 
5 Jan 2004


On Being a Woman by The Walrus Word Count: 133
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One for the gals! 
18 Sep 2003

One by The Walrus Word Count: 126
8  Comments

First, very unflowery, draft. 
12 Sep 2003

Oxymoron by The Walrus Word Count: 54
7  Comments

 
10 Nov 2003

Painting by Numbers by The Walrus Word Count: 136
8  Comments

 
30 May 2004

Payback Time by The Walrus Word Count: 61
2  Comments

First draft. 
10 Aug 2004

Penance by The Walrus Word Count: 102
15  Comments

 
12 Aug 2004

Pigeon Holes by The Walrus Word Count: 163
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Please bear in mind, this is not to say that conventional relationships are not good or do not work! 
29 Aug 2003

Pivotal Moments I The Bird by The Walrus Word Count: 230
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18 Aug 2003

Pivotal Moments II The Edge by The Walrus Word Count: 247
1  Comment

 
21 Aug 2003

Pivotal Moments III The Moth by The Walrus Word Count: 312
2  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

Pivotal Moments IV The Hill by The Walrus Word Count: 286
2  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

Playground Abandoned by The Walrus Word Count: 147
6  Comments

 
20 Apr 2004

Proud To Be Human by The Walrus Word Count: 207
9  Comments

 
13 May 2004

Proverbial Reflections by The Walrus Word Count: 176
9  Comments

 
15 Aug 2004

Regression by The Walrus Word Count: 45
12  Comments

 
15 Jan 2004

Reinvention? by The Walrus Word Count: 107
16  Comments

 
23 May 2004

Release by The Walrus Word Count: 60
5  Comments

A quickie. 
15 Dec 2004

Repatriation by The Walrus Word Count: 57
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I wouldn't for one moment suggest that this constitutes a poem. 
21 May 2004

Resolve by The Walrus Word Count: 74
5  Comments

 
20 Apr 2005

Resonating With Pain by The Walrus Word Count: 62
8  Comments

 
28 Oct 2003

Risk by The Walrus Word Count: 50
7  Comments

 
11 Nov 2004

Saving Grace by The Walrus Word Count: 114
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A hasty and somewhat frivolous number. 
23 Nov 2004

Scent of Dream by The Walrus Word Count: 111
7  Comments

 
6 Apr 2004

Seaworthiness by The Walrus Word Count: 128
4  Comments

 
9 Nov 2003

Siesta by The Walrus Word Count: 94
3  Comments

... so underated... so beneficial. 
19 Oct 2003

Singleton Freedom by The Walrus Word Count: 216
3  Comments

Dedicated to my fabulous girlfriends. 
24 Sep 2003

Sticks and Stones by The Walrus Word Count: 36
6  Comments

 
21 Dec 2003

Sun City by The Walrus Word Count: 68
2  Comments

aaah.... it was a good summer... 
14 Oct 2003

Take Me by The Walrus Word Count: 131
1  Comment

 
26 Aug 2003

Take No Prisoners by The Walrus Word Count: 131
3  Comments

Nothing flowery about this one. Punctuation is pretty dire as well. 
17 Sep 2003

Taming The Wild by The Walrus Word Count: 87
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Always room for improvement... 
11 Jan 2005

Terrestrial Alchemy by The Walrus Word Count: 85
16  Comments

 
5 Aug 2004

The Ambrosial Embrace by The Walrus Word Count: 105
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Perhaps I will regret this one in the morning. 
25 Sep 2003

The Biological Clock by The Walrus Word Count: 83
3  Comments

 
20 Oct 2003

The Colour of Envy by The Walrus Word Count: 126
9  Comments

Bit of a work-in-progress. 
8 Jun 2004

The Con Game by The Walrus Word Count: 154
14  Comments

WIP 
21 Sep 2004

The Day by The Walrus Word Count: 8
1  Comment

 
17 Sep 2003

The Elusive Early Night by The Walrus Word Count: 88
2  Comments

 
16 Oct 2003

The Fearless Feet by The Walrus Word Count: 103
3  Comments

 
26 Aug 2003

The Fearless Fox by The Walrus Word Count: 100
9  Comments

Dedicated to WM. 
1 Mar 2004

The Fickle Future by The Walrus Word Count: 49
6  Comments

 
19 Nov 2003

The High by The Walrus Word Count: 58
3  Comments

This one, I fling into the ether. 
26 Oct 2003

The Inexorable Passage by The Walrus Word Count: 69
2  Comments

 
9 Nov 2003

The Leap by The Walrus Word Count: 75
1  Comment

1st draft! 
26 Aug 2003

The Lion Flows by The Walrus Word Count: 134
6  Comments

1st draft! 
26 Aug 2003


The Mighty `O` by The Walrus Word Count: 107
5  Comments

 
25 Jul 2004

The Ostrich by The Walrus Word Count: 84
11  Comments

 
30 Sep 2003

The Rabbit Club by The Walrus Word Count: 24
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I was recently 'accused' of being a conformist. This 'poem' is a rather pititful attempt at responding to such a remark. 
14 Oct 2003

The River Flows by The Walrus Word Count: 129
3  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

The Undeniable Tug by The Walrus Word Count: 70
3  Comments

 
18 Oct 2003

The White Witch, Ode to Lizzie by The Walrus Word Count: 116
1  Comment

I am not worthy 
10 Sep 2003

To Be by The Walrus Word Count: 18
5  Comments

 
18 Jul 2005

Tomorrow by The Walrus Word Count: 122
3  Comments

 
2 Dec 2004

Transience by The Walrus Word Count: 80
5  Comments

 
16 May 2004

Travel Junkie by The Walrus Word Count: 101
4  Comments

 
9 Nov 2003

Tribute to Bill Viola`s `Five Angels for the Millennium` by The Walrus Word Count: 85
1  Comment

Currently showing at Tate Modern. Blew me away. 
16 Sep 2003

True Colours by The Walrus Word Count: 58
6  Comments

Nothing like a bit of vitriol. 
15 Feb 2004

Trust by The Walrus Word Count: 98
3  Comments

 
13 Jun 2005

V The Galloping Thing by The Walrus Word Count: 172
2  Comments

 
30 Sep 2003

VI What is this thing? by The Walrus Word Count: 134
6  Comments

 
21 Aug 2003

Waiting To Inhale by The Walrus Word Count: 81
11  Comments

More of a ditty than a poem. 
23 Jun 2004

Waitrose Encounter by The Walrus Word Count: 124
9  Comments

Never ceases to amaze me, how the ordinary can become the extraordinary. 
8 Mar 2004

Weird Hair Day by The Walrus Word Count: 73
7  Comments

I can only apologise for this one. There really is no excuse. 
30 Oct 2003

What Counts by The Walrus Word Count: 63
14  Comments

Formerly entitled 'Blah-wank-dribbly-toss-bollocks'. 
5 Oct 2004

Why? by The Walrus Word Count: 50
2  Comments

Fairly harsh, but are all guilty from time to time... Originally inspired by Cavafy's 'As Much As You Can'. 
16 Oct 2003

Wood For The Trees by The Walrus Word Count: 48
6  Comments

Advised to post while enjoying the rather fabulous hospitality of Roovacrag... 
25 Jun 2004

Words by The Walrus Word Count: 37
2  Comments

 
26 Aug 2003

You Walked by The Walrus Word Count: 126
7  Comments

 
25 Dec 2003

Your Voice by The Walrus Word Count: 75
12  Comments

 
9 Feb 2004

Zero Tolerance by The Walrus Word Count: 137
12  Comments

Penultimate stanza needs reworking. 
16 Nov 2004



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