Pete Dowe

Rookie (1958 / Melbourne, Australia)

Pete Dowe Poems

1. Matty Richardson, The Usurper 7/24/2007
2. Diving Off Teddy Whitten's Shoulders 7/25/2007
3. Princess Of Mentone Beach 4/4/2008
4. Reading Braille 4/11/2008
5. Sunday At The Beach 4/24/2008
6. First Date 4/24/2008
7. In The Back Of The Truck (An Anti-War Poem) 4/30/2008
8. Grey Haired Girl 5/19/2008
9. Everybody's Got A Comeback In Them 7/28/2008
10. Death Has No Dignity 8/23/2008
11. Cowardice 9/5/2008
12. Cop Cars 9/6/2008
13. Cooking Show 9/7/2008
14. Giving Dad A Hand 9/7/2008
15. Late For Practice 9/7/2008
16. Jungle Drums 10/7/2008
17. You Marry? 10/10/2008
18. Night Train 10/18/2008
19. Chantelle (A Poem With Punch-Line) 10/23/2008
20. Girl's Talk (On Na No Hanashi) 10/31/2008
21. Cuts, The 11/2/2008
22. Casablanca, Carlton 11/6/2008
23. Natural Selection (Survival Of The Fittest) 11/8/2008
24. Nature-Strip Librarian 11/8/2008
25. Near Miss 11/16/2008
26. Lovers' Kiss, The 11/16/2008
27. Psychic Meets A Skeptic 11/25/2008
28. Melbourne 9/19/2008
29. Liner Notes 9/23/2008
30. Single Bed 9/23/2008
31. First Time I Turned Eighteen 12/21/2008
32. Gold Fm 2/7/2009
33. Brilliant 2/25/2009
34. Home Is Where? 3/20/2009
35. Look Good, Feel Good 4/26/2009
36. Sawn In Half 4/28/2009
37. Excellence: Torment Or Mentor? (First Draft) 5/24/2009
38. Do I Have The Courage? 8/10/2008
39. Mobile Phone Argument 11/21/2009
40. Policy (A Cynical Political Poem) 11/21/2009
Best Poem of Pete Dowe

Birth Of An Attention Seeker

I woke in evening
no idea of time_
three years old_
unknowing place
in world
in family.

Socially shy, backward,
cold, picked up pink
blanket_cloaked self
securely, walk through dim kitchen
push open lounge-room door_
surprised audience_
Mother and two big brothers
who cried,
“It’s the man
in the pink blanket! ”

Felt excited and exited_
to stage entrance to
lounge-room light
again and again
to same refrain_
“It’s the man in
the pink blanket! ”

Loved attention that night,
from that day on
have always ...

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Norah Jones In Concert

Jones sings honey-tea tone__
“moans soft
like she wants someone__
terribly.”*

Heat-haze rising
from Norah’s black vest
bitumen road, summertime.

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