jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

jerry hughes Poems

201. About Eric 4/5/2007
202. Anaesthetist 5/2/2008
203. 2008 1/15/2008
204. A Found Fragment 11/6/2007
205. Aftermath Of A Stroke 9/1/2008
206. Angst 11/5/2007
207. After The First Death* 4/11/2007
208. Brief Encounter 4/7/2007
209. An Aussie Summer 11/5/2007
210. Hone Tuwhare's: Rain 3/29/2008
211. A Message To My Father 4/15/2007
212. A Leaf 4/11/2007

Comments about jerry hughes

  • Alison Cassidy (4/10/2007 1:08:00 AM)

    Jerry Hughes is an exceptional poet with a clarity of vision and an absense of bullshit. He pens rage and tenderness with equal finesse. His poems range from the lyrical, to the almost but not quite sentimental, to the raw and violent to the silliest Milliganesque. All these styles seem to flow from his pen with equal ease. Read Jerry's work - be enchanted and never bored. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxx

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Best Poem of jerry hughes

An Aussie Summer

The sun rises early.
'Bloody daylight saving.'
Birds fly. Grasses grow.
The Victa's primed and
splutters to life.

Johnny's off to play cricket.
Sarah's off to the beach.
Mum's making dinner.
Dad's mowing the lawn
and shooing off bees.

Next door awakes after
an all night party.
'Jesus, I'm still pissed'
His lament interrupted by
the flushing of the dunny.

A dog barks. A blue-tongue
uncomfortable with strangers
waddles into the hydrangers.

Midday. The sun's ablaze.
Mr Whippy's van circles.
Children run to it ...

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About Eric

There is a similarity about them.
Eric, and my father.
Quiet men, who went about their lives
doing well for others.
Gentle men, who didn't seek rewards,
the doing would suffice.

When I talk with Eric,
memories of my father come flooding back.