Les Derbyshire Poems
- And Then There Was You My life used to be a calm pool, ...
- It's Not Me That face in the mirror, It’s not me. The ...
- Shadows Today I open my eyes To the first day That will not...
- White Island So many things have changed Since first I ...
- The Passing Year This is a very English poem, inspired by my ...
- Wrong Number The phone rang early this morning. I ran to ...
- Laughter More than the bubble and swirl of a stream That ...
I now live in the 'West Country' of England, in a village, in a quiet valley. I'm sure that this has an influence on the way I write and certainly on some of the subject matter.
I've always enjoyed good descriptive prose and a wide variety of poets but came quite late to writing my own poetry. I find that sometimes, when the germ of a poem starts to form, it helps me to write the ... more »
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And Then There Was You
My life used to be a calm pool,
Hardly a ripple disturbing the surface.
All around, the rushes stood like sentries
And the water fowls dabbled peacefully in the shallows.
On the little Japanese bridge
A young man and his lover
Like a landscape in still life.
And then there was you.
You leapt into the pool with a great splash
That startled the water fowls out of their complacency
And set the surface dancing.
The sunlight sparkled and flashed from every wave.
The sound of the ...