Thursday, 8 July 2010

The Thursday Poem


Young Woman Reading by a Window by Delphin Enjolras


To Margo

In life's rough-and-tumble
you're the crumble on my apple crumble
and the fairy on my Christmas tree!
In life's death-and-duty
you're the beauty of the Beast's own Beauty -
I feel humble as a bumble-bee!

In life's darkening duel
I'm the lighter, you're the lighter fuel -
and the tide that sways my inland sea!
In life's meet-and-muster
you've the lustre of a diamond cluster -
a blockbuster - just a duster, me!

Gavin Ewart
(4th February 1916 - 23rd October 1995)

from the book: Poem for the Day One

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