Richard George

Rookie (June 1,1965 / Cheltenham, U.K.)

After An Exam

Poem by Richard George

Finished! So has she,
With ages left to go:
We sweep our desks, and chase each other

Out from ink and white
Into soft grey afternoon.
She asks me back for tea:

This stolen hour, our prize.
I look around, my mind
Still minutes, seconds quick:

Scruffy furniture,
And crib-sheets everywhere.
I turn my gaze on her:

The glasses, lips too full,
That centre-parted hair.
She smiles at me a smile

Down at heel and sweet,
Modestly disowning
A claim to be beautiful.

But now she smiles, she is,
This hour we steal from Time:
I see it, just this once,

The world come down to tea,
A girl, and no exam.
A picture, brief as light.


Comments about After An Exam by Richard George

  • Ruth Walters (4/15/2010 3:16:00 PM)

    and so you sipped a space in time,
    a slice of cake, per chance to rhyme
    and should you ask me I'd have said
    I'll have a slice of home baked bread

    heh heh Ruthie good poem (did you pass the exam?)(Report)Reply

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  • Hafsa Ali (3/11/2010 3:06:00 PM)

    i like this poem
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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (12/16/2007 2:49:00 PM)

    This is utter delight Richard, a beauifully woven poem and a pleasure to find it. An excellent composition.
    Love Ernestine XXX(Report)Reply

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  • Nagamuthu Osho (10/8/2005 6:16:00 AM)

    Hail Poet!

    The beautiful words has more precious and copious thoughts of glimmering gold.
    The glistens of poem is very rare and I had envisaged in your Poem.
    A great wrought of Art..
    God Bless you,
    Thanking you,
    N.Karthikeyan Osho(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2005