Tony Jolley

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I'm a University Lecturer who loves teaching, but who is beginning to find that the yen to write from the heart for a non-academic readership is more important than to write from the head for a narrow academic audience of cognoscenti. That said, I have started my own business in France: 'Tonyversity' ( doing management and En ...
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Fire On Your Finger
Fire on your finger,
Fire in your eye,
Fire in your spirit,
Fire that won’t die.
(red) Indian Summer
Today you’d have been a happy-go-lucky girl:
A teenager up to your eyes in make-up and Maths,
Chatting on MSN and mobile,
Reading chick-lit
Your Left Hand
...For my daughter, upon watching her play piano and finding melodies of a beauty so far out of my reach...

Your left hand looked a lot like mine – but it wasn’t.
Your left hand moved a little like mine – but with far greater grace
The Story Of A Life Lost In The Telling

It didn’t look good, that barely recognisable reflection –
Didn’t look at all like it should.
Your Call Is Important To Us [yeah, Right! ]
….Ah, no, not us, I'm afraid…

[Trans: for 'I'm afraid' read 'hallelujah! ',
What did Douglas Adams call it? –


Jerry Hughes 03 January 2009
I have no hesitation saying Tony Jolly is one of the best educated, and imaginative writers gracing the pages of poemhunter...
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