Tony Jennett Poems
|1.||Why Do I Cry By Linda K Marsh The Inspiration For 'Why You Cry'||12/10/2005|
|4.||Waiting For The Train||9/27/2005|
|6.||For Gordon 1930 - 2005||11/13/2005|
|12.||The New Cannon Fodder||12/6/2005|
|20.||A Child's View||3/14/2006|
|22.||To The Over-Tender||10/10/2005|
|23.||A Muse Whispers||10/8/2005|
|24.||A Grumpy Old Man||6/3/2006|
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I scour the cottage for signs of past presence
L ike a famished orphan at the erstwhile site
O f a long-spilled rice-sack, grubbing some essence,
V estige of sustenance. Hope gutters fitfully not quite
E xtinguished. I stroke reverently the seat-belt strap
Y ou wore in my vehicle. Your coffee-cup a Holy Grail.
O n my hearth a ghostly print, hazard-hap
U nder your leaning hand, now cold as winter's hail
A t a stranger's touch but under mine, burning
L ike the coals contained within. The wind,
W histled down by winter's inevitable ...
Waiting For The Train
Part of a trilogy about lost love which includes 'Nightwatch' & 'Landfall'
as well as 'Dawn' For the aftermath read'Waitng for the Train' & 'Crater'
What were you thinking of, waiting for the train?
Did you consult a timetable? Did your tortured brain
Precisely time departure? Did a long-borne tragic
Numbness calm your apprehension with its magic?
Or did the burning memory of things long past and gone