Robert Wylie Poems
- If The Memory If the memory I have of you Were small enough ...
- Small Scottish Seaside Towns Small Scottish seaside towns, ...
- Saint Martin's Steps It seemed that there were As many ...
- Tribal Markings No regrets about throwing Cut-throat razors ...
- Bowling Green Don't let them kid you, The slow, cardiganed ...
- Camden Lock Market Waterside stewpot Filled brim-full With ...
- I Will Spit A dying sun will Finally succumb To a night's ...
My father was a working man who wrote poems for many years. The context of these, though often introspective, are concerned with his take on life and the activities of people, and his view of his home country as an exile. He died last year and I thought it fitting, as a mark of respect, and also because I enjoy his poems, that others should have the chance to share them. more »
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If The Memory
If the memory I have of you
Were small enough to fill a thimble
I would fill a thimble,
And keep it in my sight.
But, since the memory I have of you
Is battle-size, I will fill a field
Big enough for armies, and
Listen to their noise.
Should the memory I have of you
Diminish, then, through all my years,
I will find, again, the thimble,
And keep it filled within my sight.