Tony Walton

Rookie (4 March 1950 / London, England)

Biography of Tony Walton

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exception of the latest 'The Last Dance') are from his fourth volume of poetry 'Particular Realities' which is, as yet, unpublished.
Tony says: 'Please read my poems out loud.'
'Poems are rough notations for the music we are.' - Rumi
'Where is the love, beauty and truth we seek but in our mind.' - Shelley
'There is no poetry where there is no ethics.' - Fidel Castro

Tony Walton's Works:

'Rough Notations' (2006)
'On Yatton Hill' (2008)
'Such Sweet Music' (2009)
All published by Tigerfish Books and very reasonably priced at £5 each (plus P+P)
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The Jackdaw's Lament

The wood in the night was castle-black, and it kept
Its moonlit secrets well:
It housed the predator who crept
Through long-limbed ramparts while the world still slept;
With neither man nor beast to ring the warning bell.

The jackdaw colony that Konrad Lorenz took
From egg to thriving flock,
And wrote about them in his book

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