The Gate


What follows is a short collection of poems about my Asian experience – both “real” and imaginary.


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Click to enter – beware the dog

Phillip Barker


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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Seefeldt
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 12:43:18

    These are all wonderful and uniqe Soma! Thanks for sharing your great mind and imagination. I adore your poetry and your music! Keep on Rockin On!! 🙂


  2. jvonbargen
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 02:24:25

    I love this site so much! Such depth, such delicious depravity! Everything, so…YOU.


  3. Phillip Barker
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 14:50:18

    Depravity? DEPRAVITY? I’ll have you know, young lady, that I was on my best behaviour here! All depravity was shunted out through the back door and referred to


  4. jvonbargen
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 23:20:51

    Wrong word choice, perhaps. Earthy. Earthiness. Real life, wrapped in the most beautiful phrasing. Accessible. Truly Human. Oh, NO. Another website to crawl around in? Too damned prolific, mate. You’re making ME work!!


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I respectfully dedicate this collection to two of the best mates a bloke could have on the worldwide interweb:

"Restless" John Burman


JoJo King Vonbargen