Dick Davis

Dick Davis Poems

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

Lifting her arms to soap her hair
Her pretty breasts respond – and there
The movement of that buoyant pair
Is like a spell to make me swear
Twenty odd years have turned to air;
Now she’s the girl I didn’t dare
Approach, ask out, much less declare
My love to, mired in young despair.

Childbearing, rows, domestic care –
All the prosaic wear and tear
That constitute the life we share –
Slip from her beautiful and bare
Bright body as, made half aware
Of my quick, surreptitious stare,
She wrings the water from her hair
And turning smiles to see me ...

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