jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

Gargantuan - Poem by jerry hughes

Your willy-willy of words
spiral through, leaving a
flavour and scent of how
things were, or ought to be.

In my dreaming time
I too search for words
to describe, to cajole?
But unlike you, dear Les,
it isn't easy for me.

My childhood nightmare
'I cannot read the word'
still haunts.
But I love our language
so I must write,
and reading yours
determines mine.

(For Les Murray)

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  • (4/12/2007 1:54:00 AM)

    The wonderful Mr. Murray. You're right, gargantuan describes perfectly this giant of Australian literature. And unpretentious too. Your poem is inspired by a great master and I'm sure he would approve. 'Willy willy of words' is brilliant. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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