Jim McDonald

Rookie (1973 / York)

Jim McDonald Poems

1. Tuesday Morning Haiku 6/12/2004
2. Other Ways I Can Love You 11/11/2008
3. Water Level 1/23/2009
4. Uncovering Snails 1/27/2009
5. Re-Sits 1/27/2009
6. November, Early Morning 1/27/2009
7. Normandy 6/30/2010
8. Moving Wood 1/27/2009
9. Penny Farthing 1/27/2009
10. Gentleness 6/30/2010
11. Filling Time 1/27/2009
12. London 11/11/2008

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Filling Time

I met my grandfather again last night –
strange, as he died in 1998.
World Cup Year.
I spent some time filling him in on what had gone on since.
He had missed out, he said.
He was pleased to hear that Brazil had won since, lovely team, he said.
Closer to home, he was more vague.
I asked him how he had been filling his days.
Collecting thunderbolts, he said, and painting rainbows.
Charming the Saints,
Breathing life into butterflies’ wings,
Running across rich people’s lawns an hour before dawn,
Being the first footprints on a snowy night in silent town ...

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