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MONTMARTRE-PARIS by Terry Collett MAIDEN VOYAGE by Terry Collett PARISIAN CAFE by Terry Collett FOREST SCENE. by Terry Collett el hombre en el sombrero de pensamiento profundo by Terry Collett

ALL ALONE.

All alone except for / The dame sitting across / The way drinking coffee / Her lips ready to sip her / Hands holding the cup / Her fin…
GIRL IN HAT AFTER RENOIR by Terry Collett FIRE FLY by Terry Collett DISCOVER ME RED by Terry Collett ALIENS ARE COMING. by Terry Collett

CAN CAN DANCER GRAN.

I used to be a dancer / during World War 1 / your paternal grandmother said / as she sat next to you / on the seat in her / back garden…
LOVE IS IN THE AIR by Terry Collett

THAT MUCH

That summer that field / and she saying to you / how much do you love me? / And you sensing her eyes / on you and the warm sun / and the…
BLACK DOG MOOD by Terry Collett hombre en sombrero de sentimientos de tristeza by Terry Collett MIGRAINE by Terry Collett MAN IN MAROON CAP by Terry Collett AFTER-REMBRANDT by Terry Collett GIRL IN RED by Terry Collett DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE by Terry Collett

WATCHING MOTHER.

Your mother is peeling apples / for the apple pie / and you stand watching her / and say can I have some peelings? / Sure she says / it’…
hombre en tapa roja con vidrios by Terry Collett

The Gift.

The gift lay unwrapped, / you didn’t want to open. / You knew the kind of thing / he’d give and want response. / The power la…
BLUE SKIES by Terry Collett

LATE SUMMER.

Buck wood, late summer. / The sun coming through / the branches of the trees, / giving that flickering effect. / And you see her coming …
LIFE IN BOXES by Terry Collett CHICAGO RIVER SCENE by Terry Collett

SMOKE FROM CHIMNEYS

Whenever you see / smoke rise up / from chimneys, / you think of her: / Anny Horowitz. / You think of Auschwitz. / 1942. / A nine year old…
RED DAME IN HAT AFTER REYNOLDS by Terry Collett DADIO & OTHER THINGS by Terry Collett BIRD IN FLIGHT by Terry Collett PEACOCK. by Terry Collett WHAT IS LIFE by Terry Collett CRASHING THROUGH DREAMS by Terry Collett THAT SUNDAY EVENING FEEL. by Terry Collett TOGETHER NOW by Terry Collett DAY WAKE. by Terry Collett

TO MEET AGAIN.

Your mother died / a peaceful death / no heart attack / no fight / for breath / no death rattle / into the night / just a sudden / de…
PARTYTIME by Terry Collett

THE LOVE LETTER.

She wonders how to begin her letter. / She knows he will read each word / Greedily for any hint of love. She knows / He will sniff the p…
SPARROW by Terry Collett SHOW TIME by Terry Collett sang sur la pelouse  by Terry Collett DANCERS. by Terry Collett GIRL SMILING by Terry Collett ON REFLECTION by Terry Collett IT'S SHOWTIME. by Terry Collett JUBILANT WITH JOY by Terry Collett PAUL LEGRAND IN STENCIL by Terry Collett CIRCUS TIME by Terry Collett EDDIE by Terry Collett WAS THERE LIGHT by Terry Collett WHAT JUDAS SAW by Terry Collett THE WAY IT WAS. by Terry Collett WASHINGTON SQUARE by Terry Collett BEACHHEAD by Terry Collett

ONE SUMMER 1958

You sat with Fay that summer day / on the flat concrete roof / of the World War Two bomb shelter / down below the tall flats / where you…
FIX IT FOR US. by Terry Collett

MAN OVERBOARD.

Miss Pinkie / (she dropped the Mrs / when the divorce / came through) / liked to put on / Mahler’s 1st symphony / when he came around …

WILL ONE DAY GO.

Sorry about / your granddad’s death / Judith said / as you stood / beside her / by the pond / at the back / of the house / in the woo…
GREENTOWN by Terry Collett AS IF DROWNING by Terry Collett HAY TIME. by Terry Collett

LIKE HORNY MEN.

Don’t let the chickens out / Uncle said / close the gate / we don’t want / the foxes getting in / and tearing them / to pieces / becaus…

UNDER APPLE TREES

She lay beside you / under the apple trees / the bees and butterflies overhead / the glimmer of sunlight / through the branches / and sh…
DALLAS 1965 by Terry Collett OVERTIME. by Terry Collett

Before Death

Before death / you wanted to kiss / the girl in the lift / whom you rode with / silently each day, / wanted to read / War and Peace, / w…

ANNE AND THE SEA.

Anne hand pushed / her wheelchair / along the avenue of trees / towards the back gate / that led to the beach / and she saw you / stand…
PUZZLEMENT by Terry Collett BOWL OF FRUIT.. by Terry Collett FRUITS AND SUCH by Terry Collett DUBROVNIK by Terry Collett WOMAN AT WINDOW by Terry Collett

AN ANGEL’S TOUCH.

It was Wednesday morning service / in the church next to the school / and Helen sat next to you / in the old wooden pew / her eyes peeri…

WITH FAY ON A BUS.

The bus moved away / from the bus stop / and Fay sat next to you / her body rocking / side to side / with the motion / of the bus / he…
IT ALL WORKS by Terry Collett ON THE WESTSIDE by Terry Collett

HER BEAUTIFULNESS.

There’s an empty cottage / at the end of this lane / Jane said / and there’s a large apple tree / in the garden / and no one goes there…

DUBROVNIK 1972.

Dubrovnik seemed / a second home, / and you, in a street / cafe, sat drinking coffee, / with that book on / Schopenhauer open / on the …
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