Jacqui Thewless

Freshman - 624 Points (November,1955 / Manchester, UK)

Jacqui Thewless Poems

161. Memorandum '09 2/10/2012
162. Tin Tabernacle, Pembroke 7/5/2009
163. Orkney Future 8/21/2009
164. Poem For Ben, Who Said: There Is No Money In It. 7/5/2009
165. Christmas Candelabra 9/15/2009
166. Crop 9/12/2009
167. 9 Haiku For My Kids 6/6/2014
168. Apocalypse 9/9/2009
169. The Writing Class At Lampeter 7/5/2009
170. For The Girl In The Shelter 7/3/2009
171. Haiku (5) : For The Way The Wind Blows 7/8/2009
172. Dylan T. 9/1/2009
173. Damselfly 9/5/2009
174. Blessing For Your Heart 9/23/2009
175. Fireworks 7/5/2009
176. Et Tu 7/4/2009
177. Strange Thoughts, Tonight. 7/30/2009
Best Poem of Jacqui Thewless

Strange Thoughts, Tonight.

Last evening
sharp-snipping scissors cut my hair

and white cream squeezed from a nozzled
tube in a box turned
my locks

and tonight I have strange thoughts
about love
like ash
stirred in a bronze dish with
the stub of my pen

when I wore
a patterned silk kimono
smelling of
patchouli oil
and moved inside the slight
ghost of my long-haired youth

after the lover’s cigarette
I slept
on newly-warmed
white wedding-bed-sheets
then you were green too weighty in-
between my tender thighs

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Poem For Jimmy

Gone is the Garden, O!
and all her loveliness brought down in one wee blink of time:
seed-harvest to the four wide widths of space blown freely;
the great Ash uprooted and a cavernous ground.
After the outpouring dark sky’s lashing
and this year’s winds, unleashed,
there is nothing left of flowering fields
and the green has given up its ghost.

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