poems

Tuesday Poem: Heidelberg

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You have so many colours,
My Heidelberg,
My borrowed patch of home,

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Tuesday Poem: Love-Poem for February

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Thus should love start, thus should love start:
A slow chill creeping on the heart

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Tuesday Poem: The Moments When We Meet

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The moments when we meet
Alight like a bird on my hand

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Tuesday Poem: Song of the Mare

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Do not love me too much, do not love me too much,
For there’s trust in my eye but there’s flight in my touch

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Tuesday Poem: For You

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And so I left you, as in many a song,
And played the knight to many a damsel fair
And wooed them with my words, some false, some true –

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Tuesday Poem: Winter Coat

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Amazingly, the thing I want to write about
Is the colour of the coat you wore that winter.

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Tuesday Poem: In Bookshops Now

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We were inveterate readers, you and I –
The Penguin Modern Classics generation:
We took our values from that pale grey spine

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Tuesday Poem: Hopeless Love

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How shall I hold you, gone from me soon?
I shall hold you to me as the cloud holds the moon.

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Tuesday Poem: I Drive. You Count the Miles and Navigate

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I drive. You count the miles and navigate.
Choosing a crooked route, we alternate
Between the mountain passes and the plains

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The New Writer Reviews Exposure

There is a mix of the modern and the traditional: it’s a colourful and well-produced coffee-table book with a twist.

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