Ken Smith

(1938 - 2003)

Ken Smith Poems

1. The Window Of Vulnerability 1/3/2003
2. Encounter At St. Martin's 1/3/2003
3. In The Next Street 1/3/2003
4. Train 1/3/2003
5. Duck At Haldon Ponds 1/3/2003
6. The Shadow Of God 1/3/2003
7. Fast Forward 1/3/2003
8. Possessions 1/3/2003
9. The Secret Police 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Ken Smith

The Secret Police

They are listening in the wires,
in the walls, under the eaves
in the wings of house martins,
in the ears of old women,
in the mouths of children.

They are listening to this now.

So let's hear it for the secret police,
a much misunderstood minority.
After all, they have their rights,
their own particular ways of seeing things,
saying things, cooking things,
they too have a culture uniquely their own.

                  And we think

they ...

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