Thomas Phelps [Tom Phelps] (July 4th 1934 / Tynewydd, Rhondda valley, South Wales, U.K.)
Poems in the drawer
She did not remember him really,
she had been just a child.
Perhaps he had written to pass the time?
She did not know he was driven to create.
This literary Beethoven,
this unseen Rembrandt
who often rose with sleep-filled eyes
long before the winged ones stirred
to put on record another 'masterpiece'