Thursday, June 14, 2007

INVIGILATOR : DERBY UK

IN CALLING FORTH AND STRENGTHENING THE IMAGINATION

IN BOYHOOD AND EARLY YOUTH

photograph by kev ryan


from first dawn
by day or star-light
everlasting motion


little jimmy norcliffe
he looked after me
sorted me out
with a good shovel
and a pair of wellingtons

high objects
the mean and vulgar
works of man

showed me how to dig
without hurting my back
to lay concrete slabs
write out betting slips
on a bag of cement


enduring things
life and nature
purifying

paul conneally

2007

From INVIGILATOR:DERBY

paul conneally nikki pugh kevin ryan

ELEMENTS

RAPTURE

1 Comments:

Blogger Alan Summers said...

Great opening verse to the poem!

It also has a great concluding verse to this piece of poetry!

5:37 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home