Rosemary Tonks

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Rosemary Tonks (born 1932) is an English author and poet. She disappeared from the public eye after her conversion to Fundamentalist Christianity in the 1970s, and nothing is known about her life since.

Early life

Rosemary Tonks was born in London and educated at Wentworth School, London. Expelled in 1948, she published a children's story in the same year. She married at age ... more »

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  • Rookie - 364 Points L Rao (5/8/2014 5:42:00 AM)

    pls share her poems................ they are worth readable unlike the most.

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Best Poem of Rosemary Tonks

The Drinkers Of Coffee

We talk openly, and exchange souls.
Power-shocks of understanding knock us off our feet!
The same double life among the bores and vegetables,
By lamplight in the coffee-houses you have sat it out
Half toad, half sultan, of the rubbish-heap,
You know the dealy dull excitement; the champage sleet
Of living; you know all the kitchen details of my ego's thinking,
When, with our imaginations shuddering.
We move arrogantly into one another's power,
And the last barriers go down between us....

More at home in a jazz pit than with you,
Hotter on the Baltic, ...

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