Tony Walton

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Tony Walton lives in a rural corner of north-west Herefordshire, England, close to the border with Wales. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature, he has been writing poetry since 1998.
All his poems posted on this site (with the exception of the latest 'The Last Dance') are from his fourth volume of poetry 'Par ...
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Seashells From The Seashore
Lost, these words, at what a cost: cast
like boats afloat on seas that seize
the moment of their brave conception.
No man can tell what wave will carry,
Roads To France
And finally I realised that all roads led to France:
The sunlit farm, the bloodstained combe, the whisper of the aspens' dance,
All pointed clearly down the road I did not take by chance.
Cry Out In Your Weakness
Cry out in your weakness and your fear flows forth.
Follow the pain of it. You will gain of it.
You will gain in freedom from your loneliness.
Scary Fixation
These are my scars
Where I did myself harm.
I cover them up
But they're here on each arm.
The Last Dance
They had the temerity to dance at a wedding.
They had the joy and love of dancing and of course
the natural desire to celebrate the wedding
of friends. It was temerity only in the


Anderson Kelly 09 March 2013
Hi Tony, I really like your work. How was it that you came late to poetry? Or did you write from an early age? Anderson Kelly.
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