David Lewis Paget

Nottingham, England/live in Australia
David Lewis Paget
Nottingham, England/live in Australia

David Lewis Paget Poems

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1.
Swan Song

Her hair was as black as a starling's tail,
Her cheeks as pale as a swan,
Her eyes, like two slim moonstones, glowed
And her mouth was the Holy Grail.
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2.
Black-Haired Girls

The black-haired girls are graceful, like gazelles,
Their haughty stares would strike a ‘lao wai' blind,
As they cruise on through streets, where rubbish spills,
Ignoring all, the poverty, the slime.
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3.
On The Death Of My Father

My brain has turned to ash, and yes,
My mouth is dust,
And love is grief, and death is
But the loss of trust;
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4.
No-Name The Cat

The cat and I stare at the room
No-name the cat, the cat and I,
She stares at me, I at the gloom
The house lies still as a vaulted tomb.
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5.
Father & Son

There is the family photograph
That is your father’s face,
There is your father’s father
Grey-gathering years apace;
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6.
Deny, Deny!

He met her under the willow trees
That grew by the valley creek,
He hadn't been able to visit her
For the best part of a week,
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7.
Dunkirk

They came from a line of fishermen,
Way back, two hundred years,
The sons of a dour old Kentish man,
Who'd braved the First World War;
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8.
A Lover's Verse

A sylph is passing my threshold stair,
Drifting her fragrance through the vine,
Promising dreams of a never-could-be
From the loss and the lapse of a former time.
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9.
Isabel Allende

I did but see you once, and that
Upon some distant screen,
You spoke of life and love, and death,
And wickedness, supreme;
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10.
The Call Of The Sea

He wandered along the decks by night,
Stood at the rails by day,
Kept to himself from what I saw
And didn't have much to say,
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