Poems by James Irvine

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Marina Kent Irvine (Nee Christie). Who always encouraged my creative writing and believed that if we are willing, we can find our way.  


Short stories, 3DPoetry, Poetpics, Photopoetry & philosophy by James Irvine

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My objective is to comprehend

March 15, 2019

A search of understanding minds will be my ultimate of deeds;

only then may they believe when I say these words are seeds.

I plant the thought within their mind and water with suggestion,

quietly I stand by and listen, as they fill with comprehension.

If the objective is to comprehend, the language that they speak;

Interpretation of the situation, is to keep calm and do not freak.

What fears or wants do I perceive, which buttons have I pressed?

A search for understanding may have filled them with emptiness.

I know not when to stop and think, once my mouth is in position,

some people think that I interrogate, like the Spanish inquisition.

Fear not comrades the coast is clear, and I am now your friend,

my intention was to present my point, only right at the very end.

When first we seek to comprehend, and to hear or lend a hand;

past that moment, is when I will speak; then they will understand.




  • By combining Poetry into a photograph you get POETPICS or PHOTOPOETRY.

  • A phrase of philosophy integrated into a photograph = PHILOETRY

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  • See how this and other poems play a part in the Story 'Finding Harvey’, crafting another dimension of creative writing = 3D-Poetry.​


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