Sheila Knowles


Sheila Knowles Poems

1. Turned To Slush 12/27/2005
2. Mateo 2/4/2006
3. For The Man On The Box Outside My Local 3/25/2006
4. My Pens 4/19/2006
5. Easily Pleased 4/29/2006
6. Threads 7/21/2006
7. Elusive 8/26/2008
8. Moving House Or Home 9/30/2006
9. On The Verge Of Reason 4/16/2006
10. My Hands Are Rough 12/4/2005
11. Bohemia's Haze 12/4/2005
12. Interview On A Train 4/27/2006
13. Words Are Nothing 3/1/2006
14. The Pictures 3/12/2006
15. The Embers 1/28/2006
16. Deep Pile 11/11/2005
17. I Was Going To Write You A Poem 1/5/2006
18. Taking The Bus Past The Graveyard 12/2/2005
19. Revenge Of The Nipples 11/3/2005
20. Naked 10/11/2005
21. Ages 1/8/2006
22. Oases 9/9/2005

Comments about Sheila Knowles

  • Simone Inez Harriman Simone Inez Harriman (9/12/2005 3:07:00 PM)

    Very powerful pen in this lovely poetess. Stunning take your breath away reads. Thank you Sheila for your talented gifts. Much enjoyed your work.

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Best Poem of Sheila Knowles

Taking The Bus Past The Graveyard

She was sitting at the bus stop
dressed in turn of the century black
waiting for the bus
that takes the leftovers
to visit the recently departed

I see them every week
their cotton bags
filled with rusty garden tools
their skin pulled back
in grimaces
of exhausted martyrdom
The Death Brigade
doing their duty
with religious desperation

and I’ve often wondered
if they ever feel
an ounce of love
for the tedious
thankless job
of tending graves

But she stood out
from the musty throng

She’d dressed up
for...

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Deep Pile

She’s sitting
cross-legged on the floor
plucking the fluff
from a deep pile carpet
too preoccupied with sadness
to find the time
for body language
for me to read