Greenlane Poetry

All Saints 3pm
Bad Day
Bar des Sports, Charly-sur-Marne
Before and After the Watershed
Call to Witness
Carte Postale
Charlie
Clerk of Works
Dog in the Night
Easter Saturday at Festubert
Fargate
Force Nine
Forge Island
Four Chimneys
Half Empty
Homeward Bound
In Glen Howe Park
In Provence
Incident
Kilner's Bridge
Last Train
Lilac Time
Magpies
Mungy Lane
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North Line
Nurses
Outfield
Painting By Numbers
Patriots
Per Ardua
Pioneers
Release
Rememberings
Routine Visit
Runner
September
Silent Snakes
Spring Training
Start-1
Students in Crookesmoor
The Don at Swinton
The Festive Season
The Runners in the Fields
The Seasons
Treatment Days
Trips to the Seaside
Up Train
Valley Mist
Weston Park
What Love Is
Winthrop Park

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Painting By Numbers

I am at the back
with brush in hand and bitten lip
grass at bottom sky at top
next to beaming Marjorie who died
smiles and frowns on many infant faces
many I recall though some are lost

By the bench
where I stand is visual-aid for sums above
three birds four flowers five cherries
six orange pippins carrots seven swans
we later painted skylarks seventeen

And seventeen
the guiltless faces sometime learning grass
grows upward sky comes down
and somewhere out of sight they meet

but never meet again the many
doctors soldiers jailbirds lovers parents
many grandmas - many flowers
on many graves