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Posted: October 15th. 2004 11:01:14 AM
The Moors Man.
by Jemma Hawtrey
Age Group: Adult
The Moors Man.
I watched your pass just once alone; rain bespattered
And saw one whose youth’s beauty had flown,
But to whom it had never mattered;
Something never lost is never missed
And never shown is never kissed?
You caught my eye and watched me – hawk like
‘til the rub of brake on tired wheel of ancient bike
Distracted me thence to such mundane things
As phone that blats & bleeps or kettle sings; and thence,
Back I looked you passed school’s rusted swings
And passed from me behind some other’s fence
And never did I see again the old; of the life long lost
Walking, bent over through the cold; a person who;
In history tossed – has lost all that he has known
So much he knows the ways to do; yet not needed now
So never shown ‘til the moors man’s time has flown
Until at some future time the call will rise; how?
In past my friend are seeds of future sown
And past is soon enshrouded in times dark gown – long gone
That ancient town of tale and song
And the knowledge in those old eyes
It’s lost to us, its grounded habit flown
Resides now in churchyard, blossom blown.
Copyright Jemma Hawtrey 15/10/04 15:00
Author's Location: Colchester, England
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