Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

Tony Jolley Poems

161. Nine Years On 2/21/2009
162. Eleven Past Nine 1/2/2009
163. Like The Second Kiss 9/8/2009
164. Diab[olical]etes 6/16/2009
165. Coffee Event Horizon 6/26/2009
166. Younger For The Latter Years 9/8/2009
167. From Everyman 5/27/2004
168. Found In Translation 3/17/2009
169. Timeshare Trousers 4/2/2009
170. Plenty More Fish In The Sea 4/15/2009
171. Furrows 5/7/2009
172. What Makes A Man...? 6/9/2009
173. Cruel Comfort 5/22/2009
174. Battle Lines 5/14/2007
175. The Glass God 11/11/2007
176. The Old One Trilogy 10/16/2007
177. The Picardy Poems 10/16/2007
178. Neither Here Nor There 2/3/2009
179. The Silica And The Sand 10/11/2008
180. Loving You Quietly 5/14/2007
181. Odd Bits Of Today 4/29/2008
182. Sciatica 6/16/2008
183. Heart And Hand 4/10/2007
184. Ecce Everyman 11/9/2008
185. To Boldly Bogart 1/18/2009
186. Beached Bamboo 6/29/2005
187. Everything's Gone 6/29/2005
188. Gentle Gravity 6/29/2005
189. An Elephant For Aristotle 6/6/2009
190. Caught By The Cold Callers (For Kev) 3/28/2009
191. 14: 18 Old Armand [hartmannswillerkopf] 4/29/2009
192. 7670 6/6/2009
193. Being 'It' 6/15/2009
194. Being One 3/12/2006
195. X-Station-Box Generation 7/30/2008
196. Between 'Now' And 'Then' 6/15/2009
197. The Flesh Of Heaven 6/6/2009
198. Pigtails 9/18/2009
199. Bloodied But Unbowed 8/30/2005
200. Guilt-Edged 6/25/2008

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

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