John Tansey

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  • Ellie Azzara (11/8/2013 12:04:00 PM)

    Sir Tansey I do so love your poetry

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  • Elizabeth Sheaffer (12/30/2006 8:11:00 PM)

    Your writing is amazing. Through the years I will aspire to be a fraction of what you are today.

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Best Poem of John Tansey

Middle Age...

At end, when it is too late
to start anew.

When every chance to fly
lies like dead birds in your rear view

It was not out of love
nor any childhood dream

That we ran, ignoring every wonder
of life only to wind up here

By accident, and looking up to see
in the vaguely familiar face
of a stranger

every soulful longing of home
since we, last, left it

A sense of familiarity
running behind me as I left

Saying, 'Here, is your coat
you will catch cold'

Life is nothing more than this
a walk around the block when you...

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Scents And Remembrance

Remembering birthdays at the beach:
wormholes
drawing you backward
with the undertow,
your feet still in the surf,
the sand rushing between your toes

As you look up to watch
the ever-widening expanse of the past,