Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

121. Sausages 9/12/2007
122. A Christmas Present 12/18/2006
123. Life Country-Style 7/16/2006
124. Potty! 1/9/2008
125. You'Re Beautiful 7/6/2006
126. Summer Holiday Sonnet 7/21/2006
127. Who Heals The Healer? 6/3/2004
128. Today I Cried 10/11/2004
129. A Tiny Seed Of Doubt 10/3/2004
130. Sleep Tight, Fair Maid 11/9/2004
131. Skylight 5/25/2004
132. A Fatal Mistake 11/17/2004
133. Sweet Sorrow 4/11/2005
134. Last Love 10/20/2004
135. Thoughts In A Cubicle 6/4/2004
136. For Jenny 11/1/2004
137. I'M Always Dreaming 9/27/2004
138. Train Of Thought 7/11/2006
139. Lady On A Train 10/11/2004
140. Short Thought 9/22/2004
141. I Wish....... 9/22/2004
142. Seascape 11/1/2004
143. Smart 1/9/2008
144. Untouched By Human Hand 4/11/2005
145. The Empty Boxes 8/4/2006
146. Long Story 8/29/2006
147. Now Go To Sleep, My Little One 7/7/2006
148. Best Friends 6/15/2004
149. Single Dad 10/22/2008
150. Ashes To Ashes 8/28/2006
151. Oxfam Shop 8/23/2006
152. Who But You 6/5/2004
153. Never Trust A Lobster 6/25/2006
154. Take My Hand 10/15/2004
155. Angel 8/3/2006
156. Motorcycle Sonnet 10/2/2004
157. Autumn Leaves Its Scar 6/23/2004
158. An Angel Has To Do What An Angel Has To To 5/30/2004
159. Why Dogs Always Smell Each Others' Bums 10/20/2006

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

Autumn Leaves Its Scar

When I walk ankle-deep in autumn leaves,
Head down and collar up against the rain,
My thoughts transport me back to happier days
When, shuffling leaves knee-deep along the lane,

I'd saunter home from school without a care
As wind-fanned rainfall soaked my every inch,
Scattering the leaves with wellied feet
And soaking up the spray without a flinch.

As roadside rivers rushed to greet my trek,
With makeshift dams of leaves I'd block their course,
Each putting up a brief quixotic front
Till yielding to the ravine's rain-backed force.

Such was ...

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New Lines

They sold haikus at the market,
Two pounds each or three for five,
(They'd been freshly picked that morning
But were barely still alive) .

And little pots of haiku food
With each they gave away
With instructions for beginners,
Two small ladders and a tray.

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