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Early Works - Maurice - Poem by David Harris
The devil’s lady flames have lit
the IRA have bombed the manuscript
never mind there is no relaxation
this time it might get to Glenda Jackson.
A week gone by far away
here comes the Cadbury kid with his Milk Tray.
He is ready for dangers to face,
some more literary grace.
Comedy in an inert expression
there is no regression
Maurice sits in solemn pose
pondering in degrees I suppose
conscious of all repetition
inherited in the pieces at their presentation,
criticism is slight,
but a meaningful insight.
So here, I sit in deep dispose
trying to write poetry and no prose.
Maurice sits in elevation
listening to my deviations,
the adventures of a bar of soap
oh, my is there any hope.
Regression, repetition, inhabitation
is there any compensation.
The sweet bird of youth
from heaven will fly
words of solemn prose
an ode to a dying rose.
No laughter as began the page
only silent rage.
This poem was only for fun
so no harm done.
Date unknown, probably 1979.
This was written as a bit of fun for my tutor, mentor and friend Maurice Callard. The Devil’s Lady was a play he wrote and sent it to a London Agent. During an IRA bombing campaign in London, the Agent’s office was destroyed along with Maurice’s manuscript of the play. He had written it with the actress Glenda Jackson in mind to play the Devil’s Lady. However, I do not think she ever got to read it. How many copies of the manuscript still exist I do not know, but I have one. With the Cadbury Kid, it was a bit of fun Maurice wrote to amuse us in his class.
With reference to my own work in the last stanza ode to a dying rose it relates to a poem posted up here called A Rose With A Tinted Past.
Poems About London
- 1. Early Works - Maurice , David Harris
- 2. Mother Of Exiles , Robert Laurence Binyon
- 3. Swr Raleigh Married Elizabeth Throckmort.. , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
- 4. Poem Five , Charles Hice
- 5. Shakespeare & Poet For The Lord = Tom Zart , Tom Zart
- 6. Eulogy On A London Jobber , Jonathan ROBIN
- 7. The Song Of The Dedicated Househelp , RIC S. BASTASA
- 8. Contemplating Hell , gershon hepner
- 9. The Sheep And The Goat , George MacDonald
- 10. William Wallace At The Stirling Monument , sheena blackhall
- 11. Is That Pranab-Da A Clone Of Me! , Pranab K. Chakraborty
- 12. Birch And Bracken , jim hogg
- 13. Torn , Nassy Fesharaki
- 14. Britanica Hymn Edited , Aldo Kraas
- 15. Britanica Hymn Revised , Aldo Kraas
- 16. Los Angeles And London , gershon hepner
- 17. I Have My Eyes Fixed On London Song , Aldo Kraas
- 18. My Obituary , gershon hepner
- 19. Dutchman's Call , David Lewis Paget
- 20. Reality Is Such A Bore , gershon hepner
- 21. The Hypocritical , Francis Duggan
- 22. Rose Of London , Francis Duggan
- 23. Gothic Architecture , gershon hepner
- 24. More Amazing Than The Crucifixion , gershon hepner
- 25. The Garden Sleeper , Sally Evans
- 26. Drones And Riots , oskar hansen
- 27. Karl's Daughter , gershon hepner
- 28. Fishing In Gairloch (A) First Part , Sally Evans
- 29. Traveling Without God , gershon hepner
- 30. In London , Edward Kofi Louis
- 31. Ms Found In A Belfry , David Lewis Paget
- 32. First Encounter - Winnie Loo , john tiong chunghoo
- 33. Londonderry , Saiom Shriver
- 34. Pavers Of Life , Edwina Reizer
- 35. This Is It! , Edward Kofi Louis
- 36. Return Of The Repressed , gershon hepner
- 37. Too Much Vibrato , gershon hepner
- 38. Scottish Kenny , Francis Duggan
- 39. Red Night , Robert Laurence Binyon
- 40. Tristan And Isolde , gershon hepner
- 41. To Donneen , Dora Sigerson Shorter
- 42. Your Face Tomorrow , gershon hepner
- 43. Love Story , gershon hepner
- 44. The Tracks That Lie By India , Henry Lawson
- 45. On Reading Poems Of George R Sims , Francis Duggan
- 46. The Gippsland Hills Are Greener , Francis Duggan
- 47. Anne From Mallow , Francis Duggan
- 48. A Shy Young Woman From Kilcorney , Francis Duggan
- 49. Going Home , Francis Duggan
- 50. Our Rabbi ~ Dayan Ivan Binstock , Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthe ..
New London Poems
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- April Midnight?, Arthur Symons
- The Five Carlins: An Election Ballad, Robert Burns
- London Skies, G. AKANJI OLANIYI
- I Am A Professor, A Univeristy Professor.., Bijay Kant Dubey
- The Call To London, Radclyffe Hall
- London Pride, John Rickell
- Nonsense Droppings, Radhamani Sarma
- Two Lovers In London, Mark (Owen) Williams
- Lights! Madiba! Action!, Iulian Anton Brudiu
- carpe diem