Terry Collett

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Terry Collett
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Terry Collett was born in London in 1947. He has been writing since 1971. He lives in Sussex in England with his wife and three of his eight children. His eldest son died from sepsis in 2014 aged 29. more »

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  • Marianne Reninger Marianne Reninger (2/1/2016 7:26:00 PM)

    Terry Collett is one of the most astonishing, accomplished poets on this site. His work is always like a micro stage play where in a few lines the characters pop out at you and grab you by the throat. They are real and raw; reflective of their times, But don't expect any recognition for your praise; he won't talk to you. He won't discuss motivation, or make any personal comments. But it doesn't matter, I'll just keep enjoying being jolted by a new poem from Terry most mornings.....Marianne Larsen Reninger

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  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (9/6/2011 2:59:00 AM)

    I have read your poem 'Together Forever'. It's touching.

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Best Poem of Terry Collett

Invitation To Tea 1969

Sophia's parents
had invited me to tea

best go
she said
they invite
it rude not to come

(she was Polish
and spoke a broken
kind of English)

so I went and I put on
my best suit and tie
and clean shirt
and there I was
at the front door

Sophia opened the door
and gazed at me
you come ok?

sure why not
are they both home?

she nodded

do they speak English?
I asked

she nodded

I entered the house
and the hall light
was bright and contrasted
with the coming
evening light ...

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