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

--chosen-work--

September

Pigeons building their late nest
have stripped my cherry tree
late sun shines through but from
the west a cool breeze stirs

I have not even cut the grass it now
will catch late dew at dawn
but there is no-one left behind
to wet their slippers on the lawn

When in cool spring the lilac trees
had bloomed so many friends
were met and said farewell now when
I take to bed my shutters are not drawn

Memory faith and hope suggest that
spring like birds and friends will come again
though hope indeed is mine
all faith is theirs