Les Derbyshire

Les Derbyshire Poems

1. Gecko 3/14/2009
2. From Here You Can See The Waves 3/15/2009
3. Words And Music 4/11/2009
4. She Knows Me So Well 6/19/2009
5. Valley Of Mist 9/12/2009
6. The Day That We Met 9/15/2009
7. When...? 9/17/2009
8. Desert 11/27/2009
9. When You Turned Away 11/28/2009
10. Please Defragment 1/24/2010
11. What If...? 1/22/2012
12. It's Not Your Fault 1/22/2012
13. Spinach Pie 10/22/2013
14. Next Time 10/22/2013
15. A Matter Of Time 10/22/2013
16. One Book 5/21/2010
17. Crow 6/4/2010
18. Mists Of Time 11/11/2009
19. The Passing Year 3/14/2009
20. I Never Knew 8/28/2009
21. When I Am Old 9/3/2009
22. Laughter 3/22/2009
23. Wrong Number 4/1/2009
24. Ode To The M25 3/15/2009
25. Oh, The Joys Of Travel! 3/14/2009
26. Listen To The Darkness 1/30/2010
27. White Island 6/19/2010
28. It's Not Me 3/22/2009
29. Shadows 9/29/2009
30. And Then There Was You 8/10/2009

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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
Stood silently
And gazed
And sighed.

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 ...

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This poem was inspired by my time spent in the Philippines.

Look! The builders have playfully sculpted a gecko
In the plaster.
There - high up on the wall.

Knowing how we love to watch them
In the evening
While we sip our red wine

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