Pete Crowther Poems

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1.
A Biker's Funeral

(In memory of Stephen (Reggie) Pearce
of Kilnsea,1980–2005)

The wind blows cold through the churchyard trees
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2.
A Camera Has The Trick Of Freezing Time

The photo’s small and rather creased but there
We are, a family group in black and white.
A camera has the trick of freezing time.
We’re posed before a boat outside our house,
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3.
A Question Of Philosophy

When evil strikes
In fire and flood
Or untimely death by dread disease
We sometimes wonder “What of God? ”
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4.
A Sonnet In Memoriam For A Dead Pet

Alas he’s gone our little friendly rat,
we’ll miss that trusting paw, those gentle ways,
as snuggling close to us content he sat.
Where now that little eager furry face,
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5.
A House Of Light

From my cottage kitchen window I can see
Two fields away the blue, the shining sea
And ships that slowly glide to far-off shores
Each one a separate world with its own laws;
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6.
2005

Goodbye Two Thousand and Four,
Bombs, disaster and war.

Welcome 2005,
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7.
Caring For A Dead Fish

When the cupboard is bare
And the cat’s had the cream,
Who cares about a dead fish?
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8.
A Secret Whisper

I rarely go by bus but when I do
For safety’s sake I choose a seat well back.
Today the bus was crowded like a zoo,
My seat companion wore a plastic mac,
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9.
Cold Moons Of Winter

(The moons of December, January
and February were once known by our
forebears respectively as Long Night or
Cold Moon, Wolf or Storm Moon, and Snow Moon)
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10.
A Window Seat

Five miles high
in our chartered jet
we fly in Fairyland,
all shining light, the
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