John Davidson

Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
John Davidson
Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland

Poems

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1.
Battle
The war of words is done;
The red-lipped cannon speak;
The battle has begun.
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2.
War Song
In anguish we uplift
A new unhallowed song:
The race is to the swift;
The battle to the strong.
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3.
A Ballad Of Hell
'A letter from my love to-day!
Oh, unexpected, dear appeal!'
She struck a happy tear away,
And broke the crimson seal.
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4.
Thirty Bob A Week
I couldn't touch a stop and turn a screw,
And set the blooming world a-work for me,
Like such as cut their teeth -- I hope, like you --
On the handle of a skeleton gold key;
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5.
Imagination
There is a dish to hold the sea,
A brazier to contain the sun,
A compass for the galaxy,
A voice to wake the dead and done!
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6.
In Romney Marsh
As I went down to Dymchurch Wall,
I heard the South sing o'er the land
I saw the yellow sunlight fall
On knolls where Norman churches stand.
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7.
Snow
'Who affirms that crystals are alive?'
I affirm it, let who will deny:
Crystals are engendered, wax and thrive,
Wane and wither; I have seen them die.
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8.
The Last Rose
'O WHICH is the last rose?'
A blossom of no name.
At midnight the snow came;
At daybreak a vast rose,
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9.
A Runnable Stag
When the pods went pop on the broom, green broom,
And apples began to be golden-skinn'd,
We harbour'd a stag in the Priory coomb,
And we feather'd his trail up-wind, up-wind,
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10.
Song Of A Train
A monster taught
To come to hand
Amain,
As swift as thought
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