Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the eighty-sixth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by poet Robert Warwick Green.
She passed me by
throwing me the crumbs of a smile
no sign of the live
she swore would last forever,
some time ago we were kissing
now we’re passing.
I know what she feels like
under jeans and anorak
and I am known to her,
knowing her kiss
I see us both writhing
reaching for the stars
arriving together in sweat sodden sheets.
I meant what I said
she never did I’m sure,
I fooled myself
she fooled me,
her words were honey
down they went
warming me up
on the coldest of days.
I’ve given up sugar
now I take my words plain,
bland but digestible,
she carved me a deep cynical notch
adding to my ever growing collection.
I asked Robert what prompted this piece and he said…
The inspiration came out of the blue, I was staring up at the azure sky and it just appeared in my head, as did many more poems.
It’s great that we can say we’re working when we’re staring out the window because on the whole we really are, and we never know when inspiration can strike. Thank you, Robert.
Robert Warwick Green was born in Perth, Scotland in the shadow of the war years, I949. Secondary school educated, Robert started work at the age of fifteen, and had a variety of jobs. Robert traveled extensively around the world, coming to Ireland in 1979 where he lived in East Cork for some years before moving to Mallow, Co Cork, where he now resides.
He is the winner of Simon community poetry contest 2004 and Robert’s poetry has also featured in a film of the same year, shown at the Cork Film Festival. Robert is also a contributor to many anthologies in New Zealand, UK, and USA.
Robert’s poetry collection ’93 Crumbs From A Pen: For Folks Who Poetry’ is available as an eBook and paperback (links below).
You can find out more about Robert and his writing from:
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/93-Crumbs-Pen-POETRY-ebook/dp/B00BG8GATU (eBook, UK store)
- http://www.amazon.com/93-Crumbs-Pen-POETRY-ebook/dp/B00BG8GATU (eBook, US store)
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/93-Crumbs-Pen-FOLKS-POETRY/dp/1479782785 (paperback, UK store)
- http://www.amazon.com/93-Crumbs-Pen-FOLKS-POETRY/dp/1479782785 (paperback, US store)
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