jerry hughes

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

jerry hughes Poems

201. Outside Dunny 1/26/2008
202. We 7/3/2007
203. In The Name Of The Father 5/25/2007
204. Death Of A Daughter 4/11/2007
205. Bleak House 4/7/2007
206. Eighty-One 4/7/2012
207. After The First Death* 4/11/2007
208. An Aussie Summer 11/5/2007
209. Nil Desperandum 4/6/2007
210. A Leaf 4/11/2007
211. Hot Summer Night 5/23/2007
212. Hone Tuwhare's: Rain 3/29/2008

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

Hone Tuwhare's: Rain


I can hear you
making small holes
in the silence

If I were deaf
the pores of my skin
would open to you
and shut

And I
should know you
by the lick of you
if I were blind

the something
special smell of you
when the sun cakes
the ground

the steady
drum-roll sound
you make
when the wind drops

But if I
should not hear
smell or feel or see

you would still
define me
disperse me
wash over me

Hone Tuwhare 1922-2008

Read the full of Hone Tuwhare's: Rain

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.

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