John Beevers

(18 October 1911 - 13 September 1975 / Gildersome, Yorkshire)

John Beevers Poems

1. Atameros 1/3/2003
2. Relatively 11/1/2003
Best Poem of John Beevers

Relatively

Someone across the crowded room says
'Radio Luxemburg'
and it's like hearing your life
through the screech and moan
of wireless valves.
Were you really there,
in Mario Lanza days,
Sunday dinner in stiff church clothes.
Cigarette cards, comics, conkers
and pencil cases.
When you rode an invisible horse?

They hit the towers last year.
God knows. Maybe it's the alchemy
of new weapons and old superstitions.
You saw a woman sobbing
on her knees in Bleeker Street.
Briefly, because you were rushing
to meet a client.
You remember that, ...

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