Kenneth Allott

(29 August 1912 - 1973 / Glamorganshire/ South Wales)

Kenneth Allott Poems

1. Aunt Sally Speaks 1/3/2003
2. Offering 1/3/2003
3. Ragnarok 4/13/2010
4. The Statue 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Kenneth Allott

The Statue

I take you looking at the statue
the smile is yours and the stone is you
the stone is simple and the smile is playful
the smile is stolen and the stone is fallen
I ask you to stand and smile like that until
thinking you stone, time has forgotten you.
They say but really I forget

however picturesque
however figurative
whether so often and so quizzical
whoever it was crying in another voice ...
Let us sit like tailors. At least 1 am sure of this:
man or woman or beast I recall no face.

The night is kind so please to bend your arm
hide your head ...

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