Godfrey Rust

Rookie (London, England)

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Godfrey Rust has written and published poetry since 1980. All his work is collected on the website www.wordsout.co.uk. His poems are generally Christian in orientation, but he is not a devotional religious poet, using poetry rather to explore the paradoxes, power and humour of faith in a postmodern age, and he writes on many subjects. Many of his pieces are written for specific commissions or ... more »

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  • Rookie Stephen Stirk (2/20/2009 6:51:00 AM)

    I have read many of your poems Godfrey. They are brilliantly written and have an originality which is rarely seen. It is not just the diversity of subject matter that stands you apart mate, there is wit, warmth, and the skill and craft of a poet at work here.

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Best Poem of Godfrey Rust

The Place Where Socks Go

There's a place where socks go
when the washing is done
and the driers have dried
and the spinners have spun
and it's past eight o'clock
and there's no one about
and the launderette's locked—
then the odd socks come out.

There is hosiery here
of each pattern and hue—
some plain, striped or spotted,
some black, red or blue—
some worn only once,
some so old they have formed
to exactly the shape
of the foot they once warmed—

some were brought back from Sock Shops
in airports in ...

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