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Dick Davis

Poems of Dick Davis

1. A Monorhyme for the Shower 1/3/2003
2. A Translator's Nightmare 1/3/2003
3. Aubade 1/3/2003
4. Baucis and Philemon 1/3/2003
5. Desert Stop at Noon 1/3/2003
6. Guides for the Soul 1/3/2003
7. Iran Twenty Years Ago 1/3/2003
8. Memories of Cochin 1/3/2003
9. Shadows 1/3/2003
10. The Jigsaw 1/3/2003
11. Touring a Past 1/3/2003
12. Uxor Vivamus 1/3/2003

Baucis and Philemon

Life lies to hand in hoe, spade, pruning-knife,
Plain wooden furniture and wattle walls,
In those unspoken words ‘my husband’, ‘wife’,
In one another’s flesh which still recalls

Beneath the map of age their savoured youth.
It is an ambience in which they move
Having no need to grasp or grub for truth;
It is the still persistence of their love.

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