Barry Tebb

(1942 / West Yorkshire / UK)

Barry Tebb Poems

1. My Only Valentine 5/9/2015
2. Aubade 10/3/2015
3. New Year Poem 12/11/2015
4. To Daisy Abey 2/4/2016
5. My Perfect Rose 3/11/2016
6. Apologies For Absence 3/18/2016
7. TO MARGARET, UNFORGOTTEN 4/13/2016
8. A Hope For Poetry: Remembering The Sixties 12/8/2014
9. The Innocent Eye 3/21/2015
10. Welcome Home 1/10/2015
11. The Gift 4/15/2016
Best Poem of Barry Tebb

The Gift

We were three weeks

Into term, Sheila,

When you came

Through the classroom door;

Forty-four children

Bent over books,

Copying Roethke's

‘The Lost Son'.

You wrote your

First poem on the ‘Moses'

Of Michelangelo.

Words cut like stone.

I taught you Greek

But your painting of

‘The Essence of the Rose'

Was pure Platonic form.

You drew the masks

Of Comedy and Tragedy

In perfect harmony.

Having seen neither;

So Socrates was right.

Those who have the ...

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