Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

121. You'Re Beautiful 7/6/2006
122. Sausages 9/12/2007
123. A Christmas Present 12/18/2006
124. Life Country-Style 7/16/2006
125. Potty! 1/9/2008
126. Summer Holiday Sonnet 7/21/2006
127. Train Of Thought 7/11/2006
128. Lady On A Train 10/11/2004
129. Short Thought 9/22/2004
130. I Wish....... 9/22/2004
131. Seascape 11/1/2004
132. Skylight 5/25/2004
133. A Fatal Mistake 11/17/2004
134. Today I Cried 10/11/2004
135. A Tiny Seed Of Doubt 10/3/2004
136. Sleep Tight, Fair Maid 11/9/2004
137. Sweet Sorrow 4/11/2005
138. Last Love 10/20/2004
139. Thoughts In A Cubicle 6/4/2004
140. For Jenny 11/1/2004
141. I'M Always Dreaming 9/27/2004
142. Smart 1/9/2008
143. Untouched By Human Hand 4/11/2005
144. The Empty Boxes 8/4/2006
145. Long Story 8/29/2006
146. Now Go To Sleep, My Little One 7/7/2006
147. Who Heals The Healer? 6/3/2004
148. Who But You 6/5/2004
149. Best Friends 6/15/2004
150. Single Dad 10/22/2008
151. Ashes To Ashes 8/28/2006
152. Oxfam Shop 8/23/2006
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

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 ...

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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.