Biography of Oliver Roberts
Oliver Roberts is a writer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2004, he had an anthology of his poetry, entitled Eros, published in the United Kingdom. The book is available at www.ahstockwell.co.uk
Oliver Roberts's Works:
Oliver Roberts Poems
It was already noon but I was awake. You came into the kitchen, a black band tied hurriedly in your hair,
I wait for you in the morning sun the morning sun. Here in the morning sun, its light burning, burning
I open my eyes for the first time. For the first time, you are beside me
In the darkness a door opened.
I remember your inner thighs, your awakening warmth on my skin, how it felt like toffee rain. You dripped a kiss into my dreams
We were naked. Rain fell on the window. I kissed you here. And there.
I never imagined it would happen like this. Three seats away from me in a dark cinema, you,
Maybe tomorrow I will touch you just there. Maybe tomorrow
Whisper. In this dark, in this light, you
I didn’t need to hear the rain or watch the lone swallow flying through it like a lost arrow to suddenly remember you.
Your burst apricot breath, Pillows Smelling like unmotivated bells Drudging in the heat,
This bed in the finished morning, white masses returned to rest,
I find you waiting in me Sometimes, like hundreds of Humid birds ready in their Trees, caged in twilight, waiting
I love you when you never remember to switch the light off in the bathroom
I wait for you in the morning sun
the morning sun.
Here in the morning sun,
its light burning, burning
setting my hair alight
searing underneath your sleeping eyes.
I’m high up over the sea,
the scent of salt and sex