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”
“The Fragile Bridge”,
“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”
YouTube poetry p f playlist: Merryn Williams reading Surfing
** 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.