jim hogg

By Logan Mill - Poem by jim hogg

I remember lending you
one of those old 33s
My Imagine, by John Lennon
at The Toll beneath the trees
In a long unfolded world that was
the springtime of our lives
When nothing seemed to matter
more than having a good time

But lately I was minded
to remind you of how long
I've been without the means
to get listening to my songs -
It's more than thirty years,
and that's much too long to wait -
To see you laughing freely
once again for old time's sake

If you only could have stayed dear,
if you only had the chance
To venture home to see us
for at least another dance

Your hazel eyes were glowing
with yon flickering something
We strayed so close and slowly,
along the brink of loving
In the harum scarum disco
on Wig Bay's windy shore,
On the half deserted floor
in the haven of Drummore

Of course Lennon was a pretext,
for how could I forget
Those moments oh so sweet
and oh so carefree and complete
That lingered through the years -
Oh how soon they disappear-
Since you and I last kissed dear,
down by Logan Mill

27 02 07

Topic(s) of this poem: Love

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Late 2006. I was wondering how she was. We'd danced together many times at discos at Drummore and Wig Bay and I was falling for her dance by dance. We shared similar backgrounds and got along very easily. She was vivacious and bright. I'd lent her my copy of Imagine one sunny afternoon when we were parked on the grass at Logan Toll in the summer of 73. We made arrangements to meet at Wig Bay that night. After the disco we spent some time down by the sea along from Logan Mill. Someone else burst into my life 36 hours later, knocked me off balance until I went to college, and I never saw her again.

So, all those years later in 2006 I was thinking about getting in touch to ask her for my LP.... just to wind her up.. I dithered and a couple of months later heard that she'd died. She had the most amazing Hazel eyes.


Comments about By Logan Mill by jim hogg

  • (12/13/2011 2:56:00 AM)

    Very nice write, Jim! ! ! <>< (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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