Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

Tony Jolley Poems

41. Meltdown 6/8/2006
42. Mercury Rising 8/8/2006
43. The Man From Martinique 8/8/2006
44. The Wilder Mile 8/8/2006
45. Memories Of 'Walkin' In Memphis' 8/8/2006
46. The Day There Was No Tomorrow 9/23/2006
47. Middle Man Sandwich 9/23/2006
48. One-Horse Town 9/23/2006
49. Sisyphus Hill 10/23/2006
50. Wideasleep Dancing 11/15/2006
51. The Tigress And The Teacher 12/9/2006
52. Last Leaf 12/9/2006
53. Slow Down 12/18/2006
54. Cook-In Sauce 12/26/2006
55. Sat. Sitting. Still. 5/16/2007
56. Bovington Ranges 5/30/2007
57. Brazen 5/30/2007
58. Shut Eye 8/23/2007
59. Changing Sides 8/29/2007
60. The Trooping Of The Colour And The Changing Of The Guard 8/29/2007
61. Sleepers 8/31/2007
62. Changing Sides (Me 'N' Mata Hari) 8/31/2007
63. Concave 12/5/2007
64. After Me 12/15/2007
65. The Naked Estate 12/24/2007
66. These Small Fingers 1/22/2007
67. The Old One 1/30/2007
68. Back To Bruebach 4/2/2007
69. Last Pick 4/9/2007
70. Sanglier... (Wild Boar) 1/28/2008
71. November In The Rue De Mulhouse 1/28/2008
72. In Every Sense Of The Word 2/11/2008
73. The Secret Lives Of Shirts 2/12/2008
74. Book Of Days 1/9/2007
75. Airport Lounging 4/29/2008
76. The Wicked Wisdom Tooth 4/29/2008
77. Biography 5/12/2008
78. Conjuring Lead From Gold 6/24/2008
79. List Of The Lost And Missed 6/24/2008
80. The Timetabler 7/7/2008

Comments about Tony Jolley

  • Jerry Hughes (1/3/2009 4:06:00 PM)

    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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Best Poem of Tony Jolley

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? –
An S.E.P.: Someone Else's Problem', thank god! ]

Why don't you try this number – I'm sure they'll be able to help.

[Trans: they won't have any more of a clue than me,
But at least you'll be off my back
And I can log you as a 'problem solved' and a 'happy customer'
On my spreadsheet
And all under the 'three minutes a call' target too! ]

I'm sorry, all our agents are busy at the moment –
We'll be with you as soon as we ...

Read the full of Your Call Is Important To Us [yeah, Right! ]

Start Point: Geology

This middle-aged Man o’ the Bay
Wasn’t so much Starting out
As already sailing, full-steam for France,
Arms spread wide in greeting
From Start Point to Stoke Fleming;
Solid shoulder cliffs
Leaning lovingly into their future
With such tender intent;
Headland eyes scanning horizon for sign