David Taylor

Rookie (3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Call Me Too - Poem by David Taylor

Shall I write a book?
Or create a play?
Make a movie?
How about a ballet?

And what would I say,
that you don’t already know?
Words that will ebb and flow?
An entrancing staged display?
A wonderful pageant?
An iconographic show?

Why do I paint a painting,
to show you what I see?
Do you want to use my eyes
to see what’s been dreamed by me?

If you were awake
what would you need of me?
Is a poem any more
than a wake up call,
to knock upon your door?

Does It have the right sound
to wake you on this day?
Are you fully sated
and ready to come and play?
Or will you wait to see
what tomorrows poems say?

And please, please don’t forget
to call me too.
I have dreamt for far too long,
I too would like to wake.
To come, and be, with you.


Comments about Call Me Too by David Taylor

  • (3/26/2007 10:50:00 PM)


    I love ALL these questions in this marvelous poem.....Can't wait to read the next, where in you give us answers............a hundred plus here sir........marci. :) xo (Report) Reply

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  • (3/1/2007 4:06:00 PM)


    David, I agree with Duncan this is a very cleverly written piece and it does make you think. I like it. Great poem (Report) Reply

  • (2/23/2007 3:52:00 PM)


    Why do I paint a painting,
    to show you what I see?
    Do you want to use my eyes
    to see what’s been dreamed by me?
    That is very clever writing David, ummm now that's got me thinking
    Great job!
    Love duncan X
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 20, 2011


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