Ken Smith

(1938 - 2003)

Encounter at St. Martin's


I tell a wanderer's tale, the same
I began long ago, a boy in a barn,
I am always lost in it. THe place
is always strange to me. In my pocket

the wrong money or none, the wrong paper,
maps of another town, the phrase book
for yesterday's language, just a ticket
to the next station, and my instructions.

In the lobby of the Banco Bilbao
a dark woman will slip me a key, a package,
the name of a hotel, a numbered account,
the first letters of an unknown alphabet.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: money, woman, lost, dark, women

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Encounter at St. Martin's by Ken Smith )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Income, Harold R Hunt Sr
  2. I Walk, Harold R Hunt Sr
  3. The Mighty Boxers., Harold R Hunt Sr
  4. SO MANY TIMES, Roberto Randazzo
  5. INVISIBLE LETTER, Roberto Randazzo
  6. HAVE YOU EVER, Roberto Randazzo
  7. If I were a poet, Cee Bea
  8. walking free in chains...., Marshall Gass
  9. Lockdown, Harold R Hunt Sr
  10. The Difficult Poem, Marshall Gass

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]