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Tuesday Poem: Motel

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Never quite empty and never quite full,
The motel car park ebbs and flows
With vehicles that suddenly all look the same.

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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: Restaurant Waiter, Piazza della Signoria

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I am a restaurant waiter
Like any other restaurant waiter:
I wear out my shoes and my bones
Walking back and forth

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The Song of Fernando Pessoa

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The spirit of Fernando Pessoa permeates modern Portugal like a watermark a sheet of letter-paper.

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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: 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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