Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams Poems


I wonder will I speak to the girl
sitting opposite me on this train.
I wonder will my mouth open and say,
'Are you going all the way

Siren Song

I phone from time to time, to see if she’s
Changed the music on her answerphone.
'Tell me in two words,' goes the recording,
'what you were going to tell in a thousand.'

Her News

You paused for a moment and I heard you smoking
on the other end of the line.
I pictured your expression,
one eye screwed shut against the smoke


The evening advances, then withdraws again
Leaving our cups and books like islands on the floor.
We are drifting, you and I,
As far from another as the young heroes

Rhetorical Questions

How do you think I feel
when you make me talk to you
and won't let me stop
till the words turn into a moan?

Hugo Williams Comments

Sylvia Frances Chan 25 September 2021

CONGRATULATIONS being chosen by Poem Hunter and Team as The Poet Of The Day. Hoorray!

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David Hazlett. 09 June 2020

I like Hugo Williams very much, always have.Human relationships, especially sexual ones are always exciting things to write about.Williams is a bit of a daring poet although not rude like Joyce. I am sure most of us have had similar thoughts and feelings.I remember that French phrase however, never put it in writing.

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Hugo Williams Biography

Hugo Williams (born Hugh Anthony Mordaunt Vyner Williams 20 February 1942) is a British poet, journalist and travel writer.

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