Knights Horse

She turns in silence and walks these hollow heights,
Within, the cloudy shadows, without, the city lights,
Recalling many days past and evenings, oh too few,
When once we walked through starlight into the morning

She whispered of the sweetness of which our hearts could sing,
Till bitterness behoved us and sweetness took to wing,
I know not of the reason, nor why our love should die,
While sadness has it's season and teardrops take my eye,

If ever we should meet again, along that stoney shore,
Could we become enamoured as we were before?
Should we not search for solace? Nor kisses heaven sent?
Should pent up passion leave us and kisses all be spent?

Will I become a wanderer just as the lonely Jew?
Who searches long, for Jesus, to bring him succour too,
Without a sturdy knights horse to carry me away,
I live in constant sorrow that haunts my judgement day.

August 2015

Age 70, born in Liverpool Uk 1945. When in early teens attended the famous Cavern Club Liverpool and was a Beatles fan before they had a recording contract. My school pal was Brian Patten who went onto become a well known Merseyside poet along with Roger Mcgough and the late Adrian Henry. Although a dedicated Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison fan, I became mesmerised early on by American Country and Western music and followed all the mainstream stuff of the 50's and 60's Hank Williams, Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow, Skeeter Davis, Chet Atkins Johnny Cash, The Carter family, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and many more. Later following Allison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and also the works of Jimmie Rodgers, the "Singing Brakeman" I read a lot of Gothic fiction when younger. Edgar Allen Poe's short stories and poetry. Ambrose Pierce, Guy De Maupassant, Bram Stoker and H.P.Lovecraft., Enlisted in the British army and served my time in Germany and Malaysia, where I met my wife of 45 years, plus. In Malaysia I became very interested in the reptiles, mainly the snakes, of that country and I still keep and breed snakes as a hobby, to date. I have a small reptile room at home where I maintain a variety of snakes, at this moment there are 65 snakes in my care. I have always liked poetry and was impressed early on by the output of the Canadian poet Robert W. Service. I was particularly impressed with Hank Snows Superb renditions of those poems. My poetry writing was always a struggle until a couple of years back when we lost our beloved daughter Anita, This personally tragic event stimulated something within and my poetic writing has improved somewhat. Forgot to mention I am a "closet singer" and have a repertoire of Buddy Holly and Country songs.

Last updated September 24, 2015