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Gillian Commerford Poems
Don't be A Poet
I told my mother: 'I want to be a poet'. She said: 'There's no money in it'. I never was much interested
I Although Not Beautiful
I, although not beautiful, have desired to mingle my dust with all that is beautiful- with rivers, streams
The truth of a circle lies in being round The truth of a square is in its squareness The truth of being lies in being The truth of anything is in its truthfulness.
Owl bringing death silently looking wise does wisdom lie in bringing death
Losing my mind
I woke up this morning to find my heart was torn a white dove sat on my shoulder a baby was just born.
A Very Short Poem About Trees
God said hello to me just the other day. I knew it was God because he told me so.
With a light in your eyes you tell me lies then turn the light off as you leave
Waiting To Be Eaten
I remember going with my mother to the butcher in the days when the naked carcasses hung on hooks in the front of the shop
Dying is the ultimate frontier if I jump I'll overcome my fear.
Everything was Swept Away
A voice spoke: 'I am God, there is nothing else.'- And everything was swept away
After love we lie apart separately sad thinking our separate thoughts
Age To Youth
You bring me love in a silver cup and I bring you my hands that are worn and a heart that's beginning to rust.
For Julian Aged Twenty Months
To be with any growing child is to realize that the moon is astounding that a snail is a miracle
Comments about Gillian Commerford
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
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(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
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(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
Don't be A Poet
I told my mother:
'I want to be a poet'.
She said: 'There's no money in it'.
I never was much interested
in making money.
I knew the need to feed my soul.
I knew that money could keep me fed and clothed
but poetry would make me whole.