It was a privilege to be taught how to be a copywriter by him - although he was hardly a lover of advertising.
I will get u in the night when you least expect me...
I am searching for a lovely poem that he wrote about a witch weaving a spiders web which relates how lives are connected by thin threads like a web. I can remember one line
'....remember the words in the books you are burning' Anyone know it I have been looking for it for years
I have a copy of 'England' by A.S.J.Tessimond, enclosed in one of my Dad's WW2 letters to my Mum.
Interesting, powerful poem. Does anyone know if it is in any of his published collections?
I have read an interesting poem called Jamaican Bus Ride by A.S.J. Tessimond, but I did not see it on the list of poems above.
Jamaican Bus Ride
The live fowl squatting on the grapefruit and the bananas
in the basket of the copper-coloured lady
is gloomy but resigned.
The four very large baskets on the floor
are in everybody's way,
as the conductor points out
loudly, often, but in vain.
Two quadroon dandies are disputing
who is standing on whose feet.
When we stop,
a boy vanishes through the door marked ENTRANCE;
but those entering through the door marked EXIT
are greatly hindered by the fact that when we started
there were twenty standing,
and another ten have somehow inserted themselves
into invisible crannies
between dark sweating body and body.
With the odour of petrol
both excessive and alarming
we hurtle hell-for-leather
between crimson bougainvillea blossom
and scarlet poinsettia
and miraculously do not run over
three goats, seven hens and a donkey
as we pray
that the driver has not fortified himself
at Daisy's Drinking Saloon
with more than four rums:
or by the gods of Jamaica
this day is our last!
By A.S.J. Tessimond, ENGLAND
It would be great if the poem can be provided with an analysis by someone in order to realise the figurative meaning of the poem
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