Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

Tony Jolley Poems

1. Hot Salt Rain 8/30/2005
2. Chameleon The Great 6/29/2005
3. Ridgeline 6/29/2005
4. Departure Lounge Diva 6/29/2005
5. Do Dreams Dream? 6/29/2005
6. You Are Not. Are You Not? 6/29/2005
7. Settled 8/30/2005
8. The Alchemist's Feet 6/29/2005
9. The Maker, The Made And The Maid 6/29/2005
10. The Sun, The Sea, The Oyster-Catchers And Me. 6/29/2005
11. To Bend But Not To Bow 6/29/2005
12. Shore And Simple 6/29/2005
13. The Latest Acquisition In The Library Of What Might Have Been 6/29/2005
14. The Time Being 5/22/2004
15. In The Shape 5/22/2004
16. No Need 5/27/2004
17. Our Birthday 5/27/2004
18. The Naked I 5/28/2004
19. Patient Place 6/29/2005
20. H(Anna) H Akhmatova 6/29/2005
21. Couldn'T Call 6/29/2005
22. The Gossamer Ghosts Of May 12/31/2005
23. Man Maid 2/6/2006
24. Do The Math. 6/29/2005
25. Thought Not 2/6/2006
26. The Edge Of Thirteen 2/21/2006
27. Dust Dances 5/27/2004
28. Contradiction 5/22/2004
29. Connoisseurs And Counterfeits 6/29/2005
30. That Last Damn' Duck 6/29/2005
31. Friday-Night Elephant-Keepers 6/29/2005
32. Poetry Before Birth (With Apologies To Mr Macneice...) 6/29/2005
33. Today I Fell 5/27/2004
34. Forty-Five 5/27/2004
35. Deus In Retriever 2/27/2006
36. Elemental 3/3/2006
37. Softer Incline 3/12/2006
38. Condemned 3/20/2006
39. Netherworld 3/29/2006
40. The Indispensables 4/10/2006
Best Poem of Tony Jolley

Fire On Your Finger

Fire on your finger,
Fire in your eye,
Fire in your spirit,
Fire that won’t die.

Fire in the bare bones of being,
Fire to uphold what’s right,
Fire in the heart of darkness,
Fire to fuel Love’s light.

Fire to burn but not consume,
Fire to learn and not assume,
Fire to live and give living room,
Fire to love and sing her tune.

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The Answer's 'No'.

No where you are not there
No moment you are not present
No time you are not mine
No thought where you’re not sought
No step ever taken where you are forsaken
No single sensation:
No tears, no elation
No sleeping, no waking
No giving, no taking

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