Thomas Vaughan Jones
Thomas Vaughan Jones was born in Liverpool, is indisputably Celtic and has those characteristics which include a deep sense of melancholy (hiraeth) for the land of his fathers, and a sense of humour which prevents him writing anything even remotely serious. Unless of course, he is discussing Love or Death, which is an entirely different matter.
Tom began his adult career as a professional soldier in the British Army on the Rhine, where he became a regimental signal instructor and fell in love with countless Aryan maidens. After a fairly short military career, it was a logical step to become a Firefighter, where in the course of thirty years he rose to the rank of Supervisory ... more »
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Thomas Vaughan Jones Poems
An Old Sailor's Prayer
Bring on the Pilot, cast off the lines, wait for the flooding tide. Haul up the anchor, lay off the shore, open the topsails wide.
Forty Seven Years
We met in nineteen fifty five and never noticed love arrive. We little thought it would survive for forty seven years.
Oh! To Be in April!
You can always tell it's April By the sound of falling rain That mystic, mournful music As it trickles down the drain.
An Old Love Viewed By Candlelight
That flicker finds the corner of my eye. A golden glow that brightens up this place then hurries, scurries through the waiting house to rest against the sunshine of your face.
Uncle Henry, in a corner, sleeping by the fireplace. Dreaming of his long gone childhood firm of form and fair of face.
Is There Anybody Out There
Space! The final frontier where stars are simply signposts to a place, where, we are told, a paradise awaits. Open to all who live within God’s grace.
The Male Chauvinist Parrot
Percy the Parrot, so pompous and proud, perched on his perch and he proclaimed aloud, “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, women will never be equal to men.”
The Fall of Julius Caesar
Once, when the world was filled with Rome, through long gone mists of time, there wasn't any poetry for Romans couldn't rhyme.
I was sitting on my lonesome in a corner of the bar. Contemplating as I drank an ice cold beer, when a man from Loozeanna who was kinda under par started shouting out for all the world to hear.
Dancing in Sonnet Time
If anyone should feel inclined to try to write a sonnet, I will understand that first you may feel diffident and shy. Pick up your pen and let me guide your hand.
No love can last forever; No love remains sublime. But sometimes there's a moment in the canopy of time.
An Eternal Question (The Eight Ages of W...
With childish laugh and dainty little hand She builds a thousand castles in the sand. Though errant tides would wash them all away, She can return to build another day.
Deep in the human heart there lies a well, Holding our richest thoughts and dark desires, And if we tend it wisely who can tell, What quality of life the heart inspires.
I gaze upon these leaves which once were green, adding such splendour to the verdant scene; Firm in their footings, dancing in the breeze, flirtatiously carousing at their ease;
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An Old Sailor's Prayer
Bring on the Pilot, cast off the lines,
wait for the flooding tide.
Haul up the anchor, lay off the shore,
open the topsails wide.
Make fast the hatches, cargo secure,
close up the wind to lea;
Slide from the harbour, let out the log.
make for the open sea.
Hold tight the rigging, stand by the bridge,
ride on the surging foam,
until the vessel, voyage completed,
turns again, bound for home.
I am the vessel, mine is that ship,
buffeting through Life's gales.
Hope is the steerage, Faith is the hull,
charity firms my ...