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The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs

The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs

by Kenneth Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916475021
Publisher: Kenneth Wilson
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Wilson performs as The Poetical Cellist. He writes poetry that gets to the heart of our human nature, inspiring us to join him on an exploration of life's loves and endings. The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs features in his solo touring show of the same name, in which poetry and music aid and abet each other, and add up to an unforgettable experience.

Kenneth Wilson lives in rural Cumbria, in the North of England, where he plants trees and tries to walk lightly on the earth. In times past he has been a property developer, and a Vicar in the Church of England. He also founded and ran Soul of India Tours Ltd., and has led many spiritual-interest tours to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Tibet.

His book, Orange Dust: Journeys After the Buddha, was described by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as "inspirational and uplifting."

He will usually respond to friendly emails addressed to

Table of Contents


Part I


Invitation to a lover 14

I built a house 15

In the beginning there was love 16

Aisling 17

Girls in a boat 18

Where pagan kings are crowned 19

Halfway up the hill 20

The lark king 21

Week thirty-eight 22

Happily Ever After

Happily ever after 26

Remembered beauty 28

On the naming of children 29

The greenwood 30

The rain 31

Princess mine 32


Were we again so free 36

Wounds 37

Those promises 38

Gravity 39

Mandalay 40


Sir Edward and his Lady 44

The wind and the rain 45

The definitions of kitchen verbs 46

Silver mirror 48

Part II


Come lie with me 54

Our earth-lined faces 55

A married woman fell in love with me 56

I have taken me a lover 58

A man must have a secret 59

A glorious crown 60


Between your field and mine 64

Your foreign correspondent,

or, Lost in translation 66

Raven in a snowy sky 67

The proper way to hell 68

In a different universe 69

Love’s absence 70

The Refugees

(We miss the smell of almond trees) 71

Into the void 72


Regret 76

Hercules 77

My Grandma 78

The bed is gone 79

Beside the lake 80

The sacred mound 81

Arnold’s oak 82

Lizards to their rocks 84

Goodbye, my dear 85

Ringless 86

Ending and remembering

Hats 90

The guns 91

Lying warm 92

My enemy 93

Towards the end 94

Forever 96

He was a good man, mostly 97

Cheating, some said 98

I must say goodbye 100

Remember 102