Tony Jolley

Rookie (17th June 1958 / England)

Tony Jolley Poems

201. 'The Glorious Dead' 11/15/2006
202. How The Moments Come 6/29/2005
203. 00.04 25.12.04 8/30/2005
204. Eleventh Hour 11/11/2008
205. About Your Skin 7/8/2008
206. Pavements And Partings 4/1/2008
207. Your Call Is Important To Us [yeah, Right! ] 3/27/2009
208. The Story Of A Life Lost In The Telling 5/29/2008
209. Your Left Hand 5/27/2004
210. (red) Indian Summer 3/17/2008
211. Fire On Your Finger 10/6/2008

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    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

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.
I could barely make me out –
Appeared foreign to myself:
A stranger to all I considered and hoped I might be, might become.

I had caught me like this before
Out of the corner of my eye when I wasn’t looking
Yet always refused to pause
And enter into any painful dialogue with myself.
But not this time.
Not this time.
This time our eyes met: me and me.

The stranger looked, well… weary:
Care-worn and stooped under years of excess ...

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Hot Salt Rain

Tropical torrent:
Hot, salt rain pouring from my every pore,
Splashing, soaking, saturating your heaving, forest floor;
Each and every dropp shining, shaking,
Surface tension fighting for foothold
Upon unusually unstable ground,
Wracked and rent by fearsome, feral forces
Raging from the epicentre of the earthquake
Deep in the pit of you,

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