Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

81. Mugs Away! 1/29/2007
82. Enigma 5/7/2007
83. You Know Who You Are! 6/13/2007
84. Moonlight 9/12/2007
85. Saturday Sunday Sonnet 12/12/2007
86. The Wanderer 12/27/2007
87. Moonlit Melons 1/6/2008
88. Unforgettable 1/9/2008
89. Grandad In The Wind 2/17/2008
90. Quandary 6/8/2008
91. Pomp And Circumstance 7/15/2008
92. The Agony Of Survival 10/21/2008
93. Tv Movies 10/29/2008
94. The End Of The World 11/2/2008
95. Unhappy Christmas 12/14/2008
96. The Spirit Moves 5/13/2004
97. Oh Dear! 5/14/2004
98. My Thoughts Are With You 5/17/2004
99. Only Words 5/20/2004
100. My Angel 6/1/2004
101. 59/60 6/3/2004
102. Gone But Not 6/4/2004
103. Hertzog Park 6/6/2004
104. My Sunflower 9/20/2004
105. I'M Not Too Sure What Love Is 9/23/2004
106. The Still Of The Night 6/22/2004
107. Suicide By Jelly 6/22/2004
108. Mistakes 7/8/2006
109. To Heather 7/8/2006
110. Woops 7/28/2006
111. The Clown 8/5/2006
112. Think Of Me 10/7/2006
113. From C & A To Wait And See 11/18/2006
114. Elephant Down 5/6/2007
115. Why 5/7/2007
116. Never To Forget 9/12/2007
117. Crane-Fly 6/5/2004
118. Grave Humour 11/6/2006
119. Old Mother Hubbard 10/16/2006
120. Faith, Hope And Clarity 10/12/2004

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


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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