Treasure Island

John Garth Raubenheimer

(21/12/1947 / Johannesburg)

Poems of John Garth Raubenheimer

1. 2001 A Psychotic Odyssey 6/10/2014
2. A Fish Fled The Scene 6/4/2014
3. A Lesson From The Master 7/19/2007
4. A Song For The Night 7/20/2007
5. Addict Of Dodgy Causes 2/18/2014
6. All Your Wishes Will be Granted 11/28/2011
7. Appearances Are Deceptive. 3/27/2011
8. At The Charity Shop 11/19/2011
9. Back Seat 5/5/2008
10. Barefoot In A Red Dress 3/12/2007
11. Beautiful Hair 6/27/2014
12. Between The Seconds 3/23/2007
13. Board Greets Hat 8/13/2014
14. Breaking News In The South Africa Of My Childhood 4/22/2010
15. Bus Haiku 2/9/2010
16. Childhood At Crystal Waters 11/24/2011
17. Cleaning For Mrs L. 3/12/2007
18. Consummation 4/22/2009
19. Crow 8/28/2009
20. Father, Son. 12/4/2011

Cleaning For Mrs L.

I'd see you crouching down by your front door:
your pastel colours through the frosted glass.
All ready to spring on me with a roar
- old women do roar - the instant I'd pass
that one bright red rose on the garden wall.
'Just going by my door, I saw you turn, '
you'd cry, beckoning me into the hall,
the door flung open, on your cheeks the burn
of guilt and pleasure: company at last.

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