Don Pearson

Rookie - 15 Points (12/01/1950 / England)

Don Pearson Poems

81. Night 6/8/2014
82. Chains Of Freedom 6/8/2014
83. Maturity 9/30/2011
84. Teignmouth News 8/28/2008
85. Futurepassed 12/30/2007
86. Sylvette 8/21/2008
87. Consumers 7/13/2013
88. Personal Ad 1/10/2012
89. Ants-Haiku 7/13/2011
90. Island - Haiku 3/18/2010
91. Trains 1/25/2008
92. Pohutukawa - Haiku 6/17/2009
93. Age 2/25/2011
94. Truth - Haiku 10/14/2011
95. Sermon 7/31/2012
96. Poems 11/5/2013
97. Pebble 7/16/2007
98. Bank 7/16/2007
99. Innocence 7/16/2007
100. Dreaming 7/16/2007
101. Beauty 6/11/2011
102. Tigers - For Children 11/1/2013

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Tigers - For Children

(For Julia Howe and to our grandchildren)

I am a tiger, roaring,
and you run, screaming, to hide
in the place where you always hide.
I hunt, heavy footed
on hand and knee
so that you can hear me coming,
snarling, sniffing,
cold, then warmer, then hot,
breath-holdingly,
heart-stoppingly hot.
Finally, I find you and
with roars and shrieks
you are wrestled to the ground
and eaten, laughing.

Now we are tiger and cub,
together hunting mummy,
who will not hide
and refuses to be our dinner
because she is tired.
Mummy ...

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Man2

He sat beside me
drawn into futility:
conversation,
gestures,
thought.

I knew who he was,
well-known, a scientist,
iconoclast,

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