The Comfort of Life 

The cotton strands of time are

Hard to weave

The days fall

Like autumn leaves

Sense of the present is  

Hard to receive

The comfort of life  

Hard to achieve


Blowing away

The past in the breeze

Blown away

The future

Hard to perceive


Blown away

Too late to retrieve

Never to be seen 

Again.

James Sinclair 1990

In the 1990's this poem was performed by a London Canada band named Borrowed Tyme. The song was recorded on a compilation cd Electrolux produced by Jeff Roach. roachsounds.com

Peter Thabit Jones  peterthabitjones.com 

​The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world.

​​Like Snowflakes

Like snowflakes

Into a labyrinth

Of white

Thoughts 

Fall............

My soul beneath

The blanket

Upon

All is one

All is all

And everything

That I never knew 

Is gone


Sunlight shines like 

Diamonds in the snow

The sound of the now

Begins to flow

After an arroyo forms for

The memories to go

No longer frozen

The past is a pawn

And everything 

That I never had

Is gone


The starry night

Diamond patterns high

Stars disappear

Into dawn

From the 

Black silken sky


Cloaked by the now

As it softly unfolds

The giant shadow 

That leads me

On

And everything

That I never was

Is gone.

James Sinclair 2016

​James has written philosophic poems through out his life. He is inspired by love, nature, and the Now. In 1997 his poem titled Madness Presents Itself was published in The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature Issue Number 31. prairiejournal.org  After this publication James did not submit anymore of his writing until late in 2016 when his poet friend Stephen Lloyd inspired him to do so. James sent Like Snowflakes and a few other poems to Americymru/West Coast Eisteddfod On-line Poetry Competition (English Language) 2016 americymru.net.  The winner would receive a 20 page publication in The Seventh Quarry Poetry Magazine. Although James did not win, he did receive an honorable mention from the contest judge and world renowned writer Peter Thabit Jones peterthabitjones.com  

Madness Presents Itself   1997 Publication  prairiejournal.org