Brian Patten Poems
|1.||And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be||1/3/2003|
|2.||Doubt Shall Not Make An End Of You||1/3/2003|
|5.||Gust Becos I Cud Not Spel||8/16/2003|
|6.||I Have Changed The Numbers On My Watch||1/3/2003|
|7.||In Tintagel Graveyard||1/3/2003|
|8.||Minister For Exams||1/3/2003|
|10.||Nor The Sun Its Selling Power||1/3/2003|
|11.||One Another’s Light||3/8/2012|
|15.||So Many Different Lengths Of Time||3/9/2015|
|16.||Sometimes It Happens||1/3/2003|
|17.||The Day I Got My Finger Stuck Up My Nose||1/3/2003|
|18.||The Innocence Of Any Flesh Sleeping||1/3/2003|
|20.||The Right Mask||1/3/2003|
|21.||There Is A Boat Down On The Quay||12/17/2013|
|22.||When You Wake Tomorrow||1/3/2003|
|23.||You Come To Me Quiet As Rain Not Yet Fallen||1/3/2003|
And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be
You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
And then it is both who are lost,
And nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be.
In a very ordinary world
A most extraordinary pain mingles with the small routines,
The loss seems huge and yet
Nothing can be pinned down or fully explained.
You are afraid.
If you found the perfect love
It would scald your hands,
Rip the skin from your nerves,
Cause havoc with a computered heart.
You lose your love for her and then it is her who is lost.
You tried not to hurt and ...
Minister For Exams
When I was a child I sat an exam.
This test was so simple
There was no way i could fail.
Q1. Describe the taste of the Moon.
It tastes like Creation I wrote,
it has the flavour of starlight.