Rosemary Tonks Poems
- Oath I swear that I would not go back To pole the glass ...
- The Drinkers Of Coffee We talk openly, and exchange ...
- Story Of A Hotel Room Thinking we were safe-insanity! We ...
- Badly Chosen Lover Criminal, you took a great piece of my ...
- A Few Sentences Away What a night! My past is very ...
- Addiction To An Old Mattress No, this is not my life, thank ...
- Dressing-Gown Olympian I insist on vegetating here In ...
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.
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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I swear that I would not go back
To pole the glass fishpools where the rough breath lies
That built the Earth - there, under the heavy trees
With their bark that's full of grocer's spice,
Not for an hour - although my heart
Moves, thirstily, to drink the thought - would I
Go back to run my boat
On the brown rain that made it slippery,
I would not for a youth
Return to ignorance, and be the wildfowl
Thrown about by the dark water seasons
With an ink-storm of dark moods against my soul,
And no firm ground inside my breast,
Only the breath of God...