Poems for Jeremy Corbyn
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Poem Cards –
“Black Mountain Cairns…”
“The First Person to Stop Clapping will be Disciplined”
“New Year’s Eve”
“Letters to My Rival”
“The First Wife’s Tale”,
“The Latin Master’s Story”,
anthology & other –
“Effie: A Victorian Scandal, From Ruskin’s wife to Millais’ Muse”,
as editor –
“Poems for Jeremy Corbyn”
** The First Wife’s Tale was long-listed
for the Wales Book of the Year 2007 **
Some people fall into a sly black hole.
I surf the net, find young good-looking men
I knew years back, now bald and gross, and some
others there were, I cannot find at all.
Some names are quite unusual; though I spell
them right, there’s no response; they’re either dead
or stunned by beer and pills, or lost abroad;
and some I’ve quite forgotten. Just as well.
I count them out, those who were young with me.
There’s the night sky, now slowly turning grey,
some few bright stars still burn at break of day;
behind them, multitudes that you can’t see.
I type my own name in the flattened square;
a hundred thousand references appear.