shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Robin Helweg-Larsen's poems, largely formal, have been published in The Shot Glass Journal and other magazines in the US, UK and Canada. Some favorites are in The HyperTexts. He is Series Editor for Sampson Low's "Potcake Chapbooks - Form in Formless Times", and blogs at from his hometown of Governor's Harbour in the Bahamas.

Robin Helweg-Larsen


Hail Deth!

Hail Deth, that from alle Natur's birth
Hast kept each living thing thy thrall!
Teech me to love thy quiet call,
To rest
Among the blest,
To be at peace with every thing on earth.

Come soft, without impediment;
Let mee slide sleeping to thy armes,
Discover alle thy soothing charmes;
And kill
My every ill,
Leave mee uninterrupted sediment.