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The Lawyer

gregory, a man of words

and of them never short

a barrister of barristers

he hypnotised the court

but at his home in lancashire

the legalese still flew

so sadly realised his bride

that words were all he knew

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Munsell

when deign the heights to kiss the land

do clouds in greyish garb descend

as dismal shrouds that billow cold

’til dampish coolness all enfolds

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The Mute

~

the man is sorely ridiculed

for lack of oral worth

a fault that’s not his own you see

— an accident of birth

across his mind play images

his thoughts unmarred by speech

they say he dwells in ignorance

what lessons he could teach!

he’d beat them all in games of chess

this idiot so meek

but they don’t know and never will

they’re blind and he can’t speak

~

— 1983

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the reclusive intellect

~

here sits an intellectual man

who rests alone in thought

not bothering with other souls

and looking quite distraught

he deftly tames another task

perpetual observer

he dreams a better mousetrap and

electric coffee server

the world’s fornever grateful for

his fealty to the cause

of stretching human boundaries

through scientific laws

he never tires, never fades

he surely never quits

here sits the intellectual man

and sits and sits and sits

~

– 1983

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forest rain

slowly winding 

wind through leaf

airy threads 

through raindrops pass

so gently pulled 

by unseen hand

a tapestry

in vernal glass

 

© 1976

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