michael oliver

Rookie - 111 Points (13-4-1948 / swansea)

Streetlife - Poem by michael oliver


In spring four months dusk
Lighting my homeward evening walk
the stars with deliberate ascendancy
Adjust the horizon's cloud line


In pub through glass interiors
The fragments of ignored sound
No - some one sips entertainment
The raucous of a seduction
All teeth and outcome eyes


Calm at the idle memorial
Girls humble to their mobiles
Fashion bears a naive stomach
A gentle curve predicting gravidity
Beyond masks of innocent chatter


Marcus passes - over the road
Loose with alcohols ambled asymmetry
A pleasant of unco-ordination
Bemused smiling within his world


On the other pavement discerned
Arms and legs oscillate silhouttes
Beneath the yellow light fall
A tangle of fecund expletives
Resolve about some resolving route

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

About translating observations one night walking home from work.

Comments about Streetlife by michael oliver

  • Rookie - 82 Points Scotty Dogg (5/13/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    Your poems are like paintings (Lautrec) . We aren't shown everything, but that's why we love it. A peak through a hole in the fence. Distorted but beautiful. Fuzzy around the edges like a good marijuana buzz. Your walks home are pretty interesting! All teeth and outcome eyes is a favorite line. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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