Edwin Morgan Poems

  • 1.
    At ten I read Mayakovsky had died,
    learned my first word of Russian, lyublyu;
    watched my English teacher poke his earwax
    with a well-chewed HB and get the class
  • 2.
    There were never strawberries
    like the ones we had
    that sultry afternoon
    sitting on the step
  • 3.
    â?? We come in peace from the third planet.
    Would you take us to your leader?

    â?? Bawr stretter! Bawr. Bawr. Stretterhawl?
  • 4.
    'A man's a man for a' that' â?? how does he know?
    Traipsing with his plough, the rural hero,
    Swaggering down the lea-rigs, talking to mice,
    Sweating his sickly verses to entice
  • 5.
    No smoke without you, my fire.
    After you left,
    your cigarette glowed on in my ashtray
    and sent up a long thread of such quiet grey
  • 6.
    My shadow --
    I woke to a wind swirling the curtains light and dark
    and the birds twittering on the roofs, I lay cold
    in the early light in my room high over London.
  • 7.
    What is a demon? Study my life.
    What is a mountain? Set out now.
    What is fire? It is for ever.
    What is my life? A fall, a call.
  • 8.
    Push the boat out, compañeros,
    push the boat out, whatever the sea.
    Who says we cannot guide ourselves
    through the boiling reefs, black as they are,
Total 8 Poems by Edwin Morgan

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