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Friday Feature Dane Cobain and an Exclusive Poem

Friday Feature Dane Cobain and an Exclusive PoemEyes Like Lighthouses When The Boats Come Home by Dane Cobain
Published by Author on June 3, 2016 Second Edition
Genres: Poetry
Pages: 170
Source: Kindle Unlimited

Eyes Like Lighthouses is Dane Cobain’s first book of poetry, distilled from the sweat of a thousand memorised performances in this reality and others. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

“I’ve never seen anyone do a stream of consciousness piece as talented as that. Very impressed.” – Mark Allard-Will, author of Saskatch-A-Man and co-founder of Cuckoo’s Nest Press

“Dane’s poetry is a multi-layered spiral of the macabre, quirky humour and disjointed imagery. Not only does he make you think, he captures the small forgotten moments of everyday life.” – Nikki Dudley, co-editor of Streetcake Magazine

“…[Dane] combines concrete detail with socioeconomic concerns.” – Lorna Wood, associate editor of Gemini Magazine

Welcome ” to First Friday Feature. I haven’t done very many of them so let me explain. This feature is to present an Artist to you with exclusive content like a guest post, interview, or a poem written just for Writing Pearls.

Today we are featuring Dane Cobain. Today’s feature includes the poem written for Writing Pearls The Days Eat Their Tails Like a Starving snake. Then I will give a quick review of his poetry book Eyes Like Lighthouses When The Boats Come Home.

The Days Eat Their Tails Like a Starving Snake

It’s Monday,
and two cups of coffee
gets the hear going,
and there are too many days
and too many nights
and the week ahead
is a blank piece of paper
with your name on it.

It’s Tuesday,
and maybe you ought
to eat something;
there’s a fire in your eyes
and no food in your belly,
and mum says,
“You ought to get some sleep,

It’s Wednesday,
where you hope
you can barely make it,
like shovelling snow
in a thunderstorm
to get the car off
the driveway,
and there’s something in the air
that tastes like freedom.

Holy mother of god
it’s fricken Thursday,
and my mind has gone
but the show must go on,
I should’ve booked the day
off work.

And it’s finally Friday,
and I’ve peaked my disdain
for the weekdays,
and my blood is running
low on alcohol.

It’s Saturday –
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday –
my friend,
I missed you
long time.

It’s Sunday,
and a grey rain
simply says it all,
I’m out of money
and too tired to hoover
my apartment.

It’s Monday,
and the cycle starts
all over again.

In an Oyster Shell – Today I am just going to give a couple sentence review. I feel reviewing poetry is different than fiction.  It’s so subjective more so than fiction. I found this poetry to be raw and poignant. It ultimately is not my cup of tea but some of you might enjoy it. It’s very explicit.

About Dane Cobain

Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent poet, musician and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website.

His debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked, will be released by Booktrope in the Summer of 2015.

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