Poems by James Irvine

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

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Memories are fading

March 12, 2019

As hard as I tried, her name still escapes me,

a face so familiar, but one Noun seems to flee.

How do I retrain my old brain to retrieve thee?

this doubt is a force that prevents self-belief.


Who am I, where am I, was this just a dream,

old memories are fading, this seems so obscene.

A name sadly drifting, with thoughts of the past,

Faces are dimming, I fear my friends shall not last.


Some say what’s in a name? Well I say everything!

 for without ones identity, you become just a thing.

Memory lacks confidence, now I fear to look back;

as another happy photo returns back into the pack.


I reach for a picture to seek a clue that may cure,

Jovial are these photographs of parties with liquor.

A fond memory at a dance with one face and a smile

no name on the photograph leaves me sad for a while.


Fading are these pictures like the files in my brain,

How long can I hide, how much more can I retain?

But bold must I be, to say look sorry my dear mate;

I’ve mislaid your name, a reminder would be great.





  • 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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