Rosemary Appleton

Rookie (12-09-1957 / London)

Rosemary Appleton Poems

1. Locked Out! 1/14/2007
2. Meditations For The New Year 1/14/2007
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Meditations For The New Year

The year runs out, time turns, and the knife cuts,
The moment stops, the breath in heliopause
Is held, the glasses darken, cigar butts
Are all that now remain, the lost hours’ cause
All but forgotten, as a calendar’s
Long torn and sweat-stained, old and dog-eared stub
Is all that’s left of loves and hates, our wars
The stuff of gossip, rumours. Round this hub
The madding crowd pulls murmurs, twists them round
Their tongues, imaginations and desires
Run riot in the dusk, old words unbound
Past nakedness to dust in ancient fires
Of lust. We are mistaken and ...

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