Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

1. Untitled But Mushy 10/25/2004
2. Who But You 6/5/2004
3. Know Going Back 6/7/2004
4. A Fatal Mistake 11/17/2004
5. One-Way Love 10/25/2004
6. Why Does The Sun Do That? 10/4/2004
7. Castaway 10/5/2004
8. Got Your Advent Calander Yet? 11/8/2004
9. Sleep Tight, Fair Maid 11/9/2004
10. Not In A Sonnet? 11/12/2004
11. Woe Is Me 6/9/2004
12. Today I Cried 10/11/2004
13. A Tiny Seed Of Doubt 10/3/2004
14. Oxford 4/11/2005
15. Neutral Night 4/11/2005
16. For Jenny 11/1/2004
17. I'M Always Dreaming 9/27/2004
18. Lonesome Blues As Such 9/28/2004
19. Changing Directions 9/30/2004
20. All Systems Go 10/16/2004
21. Thoughts In A Cubicle 6/4/2004
22. Naughty Poem 4/11/2005
23. Sonnets In The Night 10/1/2004
24. Sort Of Love Sonnet 10/7/2004
25. The Mortal Storm 10/24/2004
26. Eric 5/21/2004
27. Way To Go 10/7/2004
28. Love Sonnet 5/21/2004
29. Last Love 10/20/2004
30. The Shifting Sand 10/20/2004
31. Days 10/23/2004
32. What You Need To Get By 6/5/2004
33. The Little Choir Boy 9/25/2004
34. Sweet Sorrow 4/11/2005
35. Looking Back 6/8/2004
36. Lady On A Train 10/11/2004
37. Mourning Glory 4/11/2005
38. Baby Giraffe 6/9/2004
39. Short Thought 9/22/2004
40. I Wish....... 9/22/2004

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.

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

Best Poem of Terry Donovan

Why Dogs Always Smell Each Others' Bums

Once upon a time I'm told
When strange things happened in the world of old
An extraordinary meeting took place
Of dogs from all round the global face.
They all met somewhere near the Golan heights
For a conference on doggy rights.
It took place in a massive hall
Cos anything less would be too small.
As they went in, every dog and pup
took off its coat and hung it up
Then when the conference was over
All the dogs (there were loads called Rover)
Piled outside in lengthy queues
And they couldn't sort out whose coat was whose.
In utter ...

Read the full of Why Dogs Always Smell Each Others' Bums


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.

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