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Howling Bloody Hell
Homage to Marcus Slease
ARCHETYPE Sonnet No. 42
Guernica
Love of Rarest Vintage
Once Upon A Lifetime
Overtones of Holmes
Life's Indelible Beat
Sonnet No. 36–Citation
Chained Tears
Ode to a Bookshop
A Grain of Sand
Europe's Decline
Celtic Vibrations
L'Oeuvre
Morning Mists
Cymru (Wales)
Old Men of My Village
Salt of the Earth
Windy Frenzy
Recognition
Where the Hand, Human, Went
Sensations
A Love Song
The Chess players
Love Is So Unwise
The Triple Muse
Spring Rain
Winter Sunset
Always 'There'
Angels in the Sky
Imperishable Essence
Worlds
Urge of Creation
Paris
Collector's Items
Child of Delight
Cleaning out Attics
The Artist
Love's Sublime Echo
No Borders
Honest Song's Measure
Sappho's Echo
Fullest Moon
Sonnet No. 19
Links
The Lovers
Mythologies & Deities
Overtones of Robert Frost
Sonnet No. 9

CHAINED TEARS

(Homage to Dylan Thomas on his 100th birthday)

So much written about Dylan's dinking bouts
One wonders if his countrymen
Ever bothered to read his works:
I have my doubts.

We feel his spirit tormented where his women
Seem unreal, angelic or else diabolic
His childhood scenes supremely ethereal
Conceal the key.

Forever suspended below a time magic
His poetic genius far outshines his country's
Bible-black darkness and dour decline
Where their son's chained tears still sing like the sea!

Panmelys, October 2014