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

A Leaf

'I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree'

A single leaf makes its own history.
Attached to the bough from which it
sprung it is a perfect entity.

As part of the whole a resting-place for birds,
and a refuge for life-forms that we cannot see.
It welcomes the seasons, and greets each day
with an open face.

Throughout it's life it made no enemy, yet,
men come with chainsaws to fell the parent tree.

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Nil Desperandum

It was cold and wet
and there he was,
sitting on a park bench,
sorting his worldly posessions
into a plastic bag.

A book of poetry,
a comb,
darned socks,

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