Treasure Island

Bob Oldfield

(Liverpool, UK / Vernon, BC)

Poems of Bob Oldfield

1. Aquasports 4/2/2006
2. Christmas 1916 3/29/2006
3. Don't Come Close 4/3/2006
4. Fade Away 5/29/2007
5. For Popeye 10/27/2006
6. Go Figure...? 5/24/2007
7. Great Minds Think Alike 10/27/2006
8. Hair 4/3/2006
9. He's Here! (Ode to a new grandson) 7/10/2006
10. Home Alone 4/2/2006
11. How In The World 11/14/2006
12. I Am Drawn 3/29/2006
13. I Think, Therefore... 4/2/2006
14. I'm With The Kids 11/22/2006
15. Kite 6/5/2007
16. Leaving On A Jet Plane 4/2/2006
17. Makes Me Feel Loved 1/15/2007
18. Matthew Street and Me 11/17/2006
19. Meetings 2/21/2008
20. Pull Of Love 5/10/2007

Christmas 1916

In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan
As did those who were injured and dying
Slumped unceremoniously in mud-filled trenches
Craving for the warmth of a home-fire burning
But there was none

Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone
And fingers, numb of feeling like brittle twigs
Twisted at the end of slowly rotting branches.

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