John Fuller Poems
- Valentine The things about you I appreciate may seem ...
- Concerto For Double Bass He is a drunk leaning ...
- Wasp Nest Be careful not to crush This scalloped ...
- Creatures The butterfly, alive inside a box, Beats with its ...
- Well Said, Davy He went to the city and goosed all the girls ...
- Song You don’t listen to what I say. When I lean towards ...
- To James Fenton The poet’s duties: no need to stress The ...
John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University of New York, then continued at the University of Manchester. From 1966-2002 he was a Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford; he is now Fellow Emeritus.
He has published 15 collections of poetry, including Stones and Fires (1996), Now and for a Time (2002) and the recent Song and Dance (2008). Chatto and Windus published a Collected Poems in 1996. His novel Flying to Nowhere ... more »
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Comments about John Fuller
The things about you I appreciate may seem indelicate:
I’d like to find you in the shower
And chase the soap for half an hour.
I’d like to have you in my power and see you eyes dilate.
I’d like to have your back to scour
And other parts to lubricate.
Sometimes I feel it is my fate
To chase you screaming up a tower or make you cower
By asking you to differentiate Nietzsche from Schopenhauer.
I’d like to successfully guess your weight and win you at a fte.
I’d like to offer you a flower.
I like the hair upon your shoulders,
Falling like water over ...