Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday Poem: 'Visiting Blair at Warrington' by Peter Olds

Blair alone with his sherry
radio and books. Easymeat,

his long haired cat, rowdily
munching through a can of

Jellymeat; the one-bar heater
glowing merrily; smoke

rising from the ashtray...
A long slow goods train squeals

past the back of the house,
its light on gully, tree,

and anything else that falls
in its path.

From Ballad of the Last Cold Pie (Cold Hub Press 2010) by Peter Olds

Reproduced with permission.

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Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

Pure Olds- simply brilliant.

Mary McCallum said...

aaagh what an ending... great poem, thanks PC for putting it up here..