Here is the first time I’ve ever participated in duet poetry writing with Latoya over on her Mentalnotes Blog


First duet poetry piece ever… It was an amazing experience, and I hope to get in, and participate in writing some more over the year. But first, the reason this one came about. The poem has been written to help celebrate Hasty over on her Hastywords Blog, first year anniversary of her blog.


Enjoy, and if you visit Latoya’s link for her post above, you can listen to the poem as spoken word via the link to her Soundcloud recording near the top of her post. Go and have a listen!

I have loved you for over two thousand years

If I could find you in a million faces

Your place

A speak-easy

They’re a million faces of you…

I can smell only traces of you

Residue and relics lost

I’m caught between worlds searching to find silk just as soft

Behold the tares of 18th Century gods

Held in high regard

Amongst our tethered Frey

Searching for the most qualified rhetorician

To convince the gods of something tangible today


Once again



Caught in our slow dance

Oh I love that way

The way your words

They climb through the seasons

And give them meaning

Till here we are

With the wild sea roses

As they rise up, upon each wave of sand

Can you tell me, the direction we’re headed?

Spirit, lover, soul mate

We are headed towards ripples of sand storms

Slaying beast that come between our worlds that were torn

Through old lovers and street huggers

We are headed towards cowboys and Indians

And will move rummage any kin to them

We are headed towards Transylvania

Where we were first bitten

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle will gather the town hall

They will convince them all of why we should be together

We are headed towards Jack the Ripper, Shakespeare and Vladimir

Mozart, Beethoven and acapellas with compose a song for us

You must purchase for me a Mona Lisa or a Moana

For when the gods brings us together

It seems like centuries till the day

And not even I will tire of this search

This unquenchable thirst

So I search this bruised place leaving not one crevice untraced

I time travel

Skimming the surface





Whisper it loud into the storm’s wild wind

Let the gods give Romeo and Juliet their chance to start all over again

To take us flying above with your songs

Where each atmosphere

Sweats thick with your thoughts

If I could find you in a million faces

Your place

A speak-easy

They’re a million faces of you

I have loved you for over two thousand years 

And the gods have denied our request

And now

 We roam this bruised place



Only traces

Of you

And so

 We time travel

Time travel (beyond the trees)

16 responses to “TIME TRAVEL BY Latoya & Sean Bidd (POETRY DUET)

  1. Wonderful collabo. You never disappoint, Sean. Every line is a pearl in her honour and reflects the hours/days put to make it spectacular.

    • Thanks, Uzoma… It was a roller coaster in less than 24hr. An amazing experience, even though much of it I think was written in each of our small hours of the morning. I know I was tired at the time here. I think Hasty has definitely got an interesting blog and connection with her writing. Thanks again..

    • Thanks, Sky… Latoya did awesome work on the piece, I think Latoya is a time traveler as out work on the poem came together so fast… Cheers!

  2. Pingback: CELEBRATE….JUST DUET | hastywords·

  3. Great duet and wonderful intro you wrote! Congratulations for being courageous and entering the fun — I also had a great time duetting. I’m headed over to Latoya’s site now to have a listen. Thanks for pointing the way, alia

    • Thank, Alia! It came as a short notice request from, Latoya… I started looking through some of the duets posted for Hasty’s celebration, have barely made it through a quarter yet, will have to check out yours and some more this week. Hope you like how the poem sounds, cheers, Sean

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