Leo Marks

(24 September 1920 – 15 January 2001 / London)

Leo Marks Poems

1. The Life That I Have 1/3/2003

Comments about Leo Marks

  • Abhishek Tiwari Abhishek Tiwari (11/6/2011 2:56:00 AM)

    He also wrote:

    Nag, nag, niggle, nag
    Spit your life away
    Waggle your acid in front of the placid
    And establish your right of way
    Then pick a point
    Peck a point, grind it on a nerve
    Nag, nag, niggle, nag
    Till you get what you deserve.

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  • Julius Stafford-baker (8/6/2010 10:37:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem, and of course Leo has yet another claim to fame - he was the
    London bookseller in '84 Charing Cross Road'. Anthony Hopkins played him just right, and I can just remember the actual shop at No 84, with a dark coloured? black frontage.
    I also remember how my family were likewise [; eased to get food parcels in 1946-49, though in this case not from a famous author in the US, but family in Canada..

  • Timothy Seabrook (10/1/2004 4:48:00 AM)

    I have just heard The Life that I Have read out over the radio and would love to track it down.

Best Poem of Leo Marks

The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

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