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

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


I saw an old chap
standing under a stairwell
gazing up at mini-skirted girls
walking up, or down.

Not every girl mind,
mainly those with long slim legs
and neat tight bums.
Oh yes, he was discriminating,