Brian Patten Poems
|2.||There Is A Boat Down On The Quay||12/17/2013|
|5.||So Many Different Lengths Of Time||3/9/2015|
|6.||One Another’s Light||3/8/2012|
|8.||The Right Mask||1/3/2003|
|9.||Nor The Sun Its Selling Power||1/3/2003|
|11.||Doubt Shall Not Make An End Of You||1/3/2003|
|12.||The Innocence Of Any Flesh Sleeping||1/3/2003|
|13.||In Tintagel Graveyard||1/3/2003|
|14.||Minister For Exams||1/3/2003|
|16.||You Come To Me Quiet As Rain Not Yet Fallen||1/3/2003|
|17.||Sometimes It Happens||1/3/2003|
|18.||Gust Becos I Cud Not Spel||8/16/2003|
|19.||The Day I Got My Finger Stuck Up My Nose||1/3/2003|
|20.||I Have Changed The Numbers On My Watch||1/3/2003|
|21.||When You Wake Tomorrow||1/3/2003|
|23.||And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be||1/3/2003|
And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be
You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
And then it is both who are lost,
And nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be.
In a very ordinary world
A most extraordinary pain mingles with the small routines,
The loss seems huge and yet
Nothing can be pinned down or fully explained.
You are afraid.
If you found the perfect love
It would scald your hands,
Rip the skin from your nerves,
Cause havoc with a computered heart.
You lose your love for her and then it is her who is lost.
You tried not to hurt and ...
Falling in love was like falling down the stairs
Each stair had her name on it
And he went bouncing down each one like a tongue-tied
One day of loving her was an ordinary year
He transformed her into what he wanted
And the scent from her
Was the best scent in the world
Fifteen he was fifteen