John Tansey

Rookie - 188 Points (June 4th,1961...Gemini / Bronx, New York)

John Tansey Poems

1. Religion 8/15/2006
2. Collage 8/15/2006
3. Love Is A Defenseless Child 8/15/2006
4. Scents And Remembrance 8/17/2006
5. Indiscriminate Verse 8/21/2006
6. Personal Gospel.....To Brandon, My Son, 8/28/2006
7. Michelangelo's Lament........Between The Pietas 8/28/2006
8. Do Not Ask....An Old Poem When Was A Wee Lad 9/1/2006
9. Delusions By Moonlight.........In The Image Of Her 9/6/2006
10. Releasing Balloons In The Park......I Grieve For My Boys 9/9/2006
11. Fighting Autumnal Fires...A Well Crafted, Worth While Read 9/9/2006
12. Tattooed Athena.... 9/25/2006
13. Grave Heart...... 9/25/2006
14. Stay Away From The White Light...... 10/2/2006
15. Picking Tomatoes..... 10/5/2006
16. Memories Of Youth......A Personal Account 10/6/2006
17. Love Letter.....The Game Of Tag & You'Re Not It! 10/6/2006
18. Walking Away From You......For Susan 10/30/2006
19. Portent.............. 11/19/2006
20. Submission........... 11/19/2006
21. Bridge Crossing.............Like A Twilight Zone Episode 11/21/2006
22. 'Der Kinda, Der Kinda'......For My Oma 11/21/2006
23. Love Poem To Anyone 8/12/2006
24. Depression.......... 12/14/2006
25. Reunion..... 12/19/2006
26. The Universal Entropy..... 12/21/2006
27. The Last Glimmer Of Twilight........... 12/23/2006
28. Self Exiled To This Isle Of Sorrow..... 12/28/2006
29. Institutionalized.....For Me, The Last Line Defines The Poem 12/30/2006
30. 4: 00 O' Clock Am... 3/22/2007
31. I Fear The Day... 4/9/2007
32. Vanishing Point.......Down On Love 1/5/2007
33. Peering Out From Behind My Mother’s Dress...... 1/9/2007
34. Home Is A Memory... 9/25/2008
35. On Memory, And The Past..... 9/25/2008
36. My Collusion In This Global Warming..... 10/3/2008
37. 'Empty Nest”..... 10/5/2008
38. In The Language Of Angels...For The Poor Man In The Nursing Home 10/7/2008
39. Original Sin.....If U Saw A Newborn, U Would Not Believe It! 10/7/2008
40. Writing For Closure... 10/7/2008
Best Poem of John Tansey

A Love Poem For Anyone...

For you, the hapless peruser,
who happens to thumb upon this page,
along a dusty shelf of books.
Was not haphazard at all;
For the page found your thumb
as it was fated to be,
as the effect finds the cause
and the cause finds you.
the heart bleeding reader.

If you would these words for you
then will it so.
for the subjective was never anyone
but the objective was always you,
the sensual stranger,
the romanticizing, lusty lover
who never turned my corner.

Read the full of A Love Poem For Anyone...

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,

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