F W Finney
F W Finney Poems
- The Ropes Three sailors trotted Behind your mother in a ...
- Blues In G Major: Nobody's Nos... The boats float down the ...
- Pedicure Like a pilgrim off a plane I'll kiss the ...
- The Mystery Of The Lakes At Lake Lugano the one-legged swan ...
- Adrift The steer with the bullhorn's hoofed it home. Tonight...
- On A Rock By The Sea Finger bridge shaking atlas holding up...
- The Night You Fell On the night you fell on the narrow ...
Frank William Finney, Jr is a lecturer at Thammasat University, where he teaches literature.
He has published poems in many magazines, journals, and anthologies. For more biographical information please see: International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Poetry (Europa Publications) . more »
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Three sailors trotted
Behind your mother in a two-wheeled lifeboat
Like determined rats through the catwalks
To the cages of the newborns
Where we held you captive
On your second day of breathing
In a Fin de siècle world
The first cord is already cut
And wires hang from your navel
As a reminder of ligature to come
For a while all
Will be an extension of your mother
But soon you'll descry
The colourful lures that hang from the mobile;
Feel the strings that tow the conscience;
Hear the sound of the wind through the ratlines
As you try to...