Terry Donovan

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

Terry Donovan Poems

121. Grandad Said 9/20/2004
122. You'Re Beautiful 7/6/2006
123. Sausages 9/12/2007
124. A Christmas Present 12/18/2006
125. Life Country-Style 7/16/2006
126. Potty! 1/9/2008
127. Summer Holiday Sonnet 7/21/2006
128. Who Heals The Healer? 6/3/2004
129. Today I Cried 10/11/2004
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.

  • 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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