Ward Wood Publishing
poetry p f shop online:
“Centenary Verse for the Suburb” –
and shop elsewhere…
illustrated pamphlet –
“Four Poems from Saying It with Flowers”,
“Oscar and I – confessions of a minor poet”
“No School Tie”,
Ward Wood Publishing;
and more from Hearing Eye:
“Looking for You”,
“Wide Skies, Salt and Best Bitter”
“Frayed at the Edges”
from sequence Saying It With Flowers
If only I could say let’s meet at St Pancras,
not below the android-looking couple, clinching
under the clock, but next to Betjeman’s statue,
crumpled, loveable, human.
You haven’t seen the station, done up
in all its magnificence, the long glitzy
champagne and oyster bar at the track’s edge.
I still don’t like oysters and you never tried them.
The first thing I’d do is tell about the children:
daughter as good as her word
never working for big business, our son
becoming an arts writer. I know it will never
happen, but if it did, I’d carry a whole bunch
of red carnations, so you couldn’t miss me.