Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

41. Green Bits 11/1/2004
42. At Your Age You Ought To Know Better 10/13/2004
43. On The Outside Looking In 11/1/2004
44. The Half-Open Door 11/1/2004
45. A Reason To Believe? 11/1/2004
46. It's Just A House 5/27/2004
47. In My Dream 6/23/2006
48. No More Grapes 6/23/2006
49. Covered Love 6/23/2006
50. Looking Back 6/8/2004
51. The Way It Was 7/22/2006
52. What An Eyeful 7/27/2006
53. Beached Again 7/30/2006
54. Mysterious Ways 8/6/2006
55. The Bare Facts 8/6/2006
56. Walked Away 8/9/2006
57. Yesterday 8/9/2006
58. A Fallen Leaf 8/9/2006
59. Mums On The Run 8/10/2006
60. Tomorrow 8/11/2006
61. Life Goes On 8/12/2006
62. The Lonely Dandelion 8/16/2006
63. The Truth Doesn'T Hurt 9/23/2006
64. It Wasn'T Love 9/24/2006
65. Peace 9/28/2006
66. A Present From The Past 10/1/2006
67. The Verdict 10/5/2006
68. Oh What A Fumble! 10/10/2006
69. Hello 10/10/2006
70. Lovely 10/14/2006
71. Heatwave 7/18/2006
72. Alone Again 7/18/2006
73. A Bunch Of Wild Flowers 8/24/2006
74. Two Feet Below 8/24/2006
75. All I Want For Christmas 12/18/2006
76. Mary 12/19/2006
77. The Gift Of Love 12/20/2006
78. This Year 1/4/2007
79. The Last Goodbye 1/5/2007
80. You What? 1/12/2007

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


Tomorrow is too late
Too soon
When coming together
Means parting
And past futures become reality
And future pasts
It’s always shadows.
And denial.

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