Terry Donovan

Rookie (12/6/41 to? / Amersham, Buckinghamshire)

Terry Donovan Poems

1. New Lines 9/26/2004
2. Waiting 5/26/2004
3. Away Day 5/27/2004
4. Untitled But Mushy 10/25/2004
5. Know Going Back 6/7/2004
6. One-Way Love 10/25/2004
7. Why Does The Sun Do That? 10/4/2004
8. Castaway 10/5/2004
9. Got Your Advent Calander Yet? 11/8/2004
10. Not In A Sonnet? 11/12/2004
11. Woe Is Me 6/9/2004
12. Oxford 4/11/2005
13. Neutral Night 4/11/2005
14. Lonesome Blues As Such 9/28/2004
15. Changing Directions 9/30/2004
16. All Systems Go 10/16/2004
17. Sonnets In The Night 10/1/2004
18. Sort Of Love Sonnet 10/7/2004
19. The Mortal Storm 10/24/2004
20. Eric 5/21/2004
21. Way To Go 10/7/2004
22. Love Sonnet 5/21/2004
23. The Shifting Sand 10/20/2004
24. Days 10/23/2004
25. What You Need To Get By 6/5/2004
26. The Little Choir Boy 9/25/2004
27. Naughty Poem 4/11/2005
28. Looking Back 6/8/2004
29. Mourning Glory 4/11/2005
30. Baby Giraffe 6/9/2004
31. A Vision In Black 10/5/2004
32. What If They Weren'T Daffodils? 10/6/2004
33. New Towns 5/18/2004
34. Two Telephones 11/1/2004
35. Wrong Number 11/1/2004
36. On The Outside Looking In 11/1/2004
37. The Half-Open Door 11/1/2004
38. A Reason To Believe? 11/1/2004
39. It's Just A House 5/27/2004
40. The Wonder Of You 6/20/2004

Comments about Terry Donovan

  • Michael Shepherd (8/4/2006 9:45:00 AM)

    Terry Donovan is one of the treasures of Poemhunter, and I think I speak for all readers. A humourist with style and humanity. May your bike run smoothly on a full tank.

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  • James Grengs (10/20/2004 4:51:00 PM)

    Terry, I just happened to see a new poem of yours, and I read it. After I'd read the one, I had to read a couple more of them- they're awesome! You have a special style about your poetry that really draws the reader in.

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  • Tammy Natoli (5/28/2004 5:37:00 PM)

    I loved this so much Terry! It hit so close to home for me. My heart skipped a beat! I love reading you!

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  • Tammy Natoli (5/18/2004 9:05:00 PM)

    Hi Terry! Excellent. Not that I am a critic. Great read!

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  • Anong All (5/14/2004 5:15:00 PM)

    Hello to you...Terry Donovan,

    .....i was shuffling through., me own pages...Then returned home.
    Noticed the title of your poem.., it drew me in...
    .....i'am glad..it did...Your poem, felt wonderful...to read.

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  • Sofia P (5/13/2004 6:58:00 PM)

    Your writting gives me a strong sense of a monologue... I don't know if it's done on purpose, but it's very unique. A poem that feels like a conversation...

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Best Poem of Terry Donovan

An Angel Has To Do What An Angel Has To To

He walked away into the night,
His knuckles swollen from the fight,
A smile beneath his swollen eye,
Much satisfaction in his sigh.

He left behind a crumpled lump
A man who’d had a well-earned thump,
A bully belly filled with beer,
A crowd that had recoiled in fear.

He’d done his bit and saved the day,
Restored some order to the fray.
They watched him as went from view
Lost in the shadows he passed through.

“Forgive me, Lord”, he stopped to pray,
“I know that’s not the angels’ way”.
The Lord said “When you deal with man,
You ...

Read the full of An Angel Has To Do What An Angel Has To To


Moonlit melons,
Balmy beach,
Ebbing wavelets,
Silent speech,
Short the shadows,
Soft the sand,
Tender torsos,
Sea breeze-fanned,
Hid horizon
Fades afar,
Twinkle, twinkle,
Little star.