Tommy Stroller

Veteran Poet - 1,700 Points (30.6.48 / Lincoln)

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I live and am retired in Croatia now on the Bay of Kvala, but I have lived and worked as an English teacher in the UK, Brussels/Belgium and in Denmark. Previous lives: nurse in an asylum, social anthropologist, businessman, editor, project director, traveller of many lands and still travelling in my mind.
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  • ''There are no such things as accidents but if there were, a life of accidents would be a beautiful thing''
  • ''It was by chance that we came here, chance when we should leave. The only certainty is in our reason or spells cast in the dark.''
  • ''It sometimes seems that we can love only those we are truly leaving.''
  • ''The distance between the stars is silence.''
  • ''This is not for teaching purposes, not to be reproduced in any form, non-returnable and non-disposable, the property of and all rights remain with those who never sign their name.''
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Early Snowfall On The Toison D'or

Rich & poor
Lost in the spiral snowflakes,
Beggars & choosers
Croaking on the freezing air
And it's still only November
On the Toison d'Or.

The cars sleep in the street,
Snoring monoxide in cumulant lines:
It goes up as snow comes down
Slowly driving in all directions
Tearing the night sky to bonnet ribbons.

The feel of the hooded vapours
Breezing through the heart,
Soft chambers of melted emotion
Carbonised in the slow thump of feet.

A hundred or more desk-tenders
All seeking a way home,
Gazing sullenly at the sky:
Those ...

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