William Messent


William Messent Poems

1. Kingfisher 3/5/2013
2. The Golden Hour 3/5/2013
3. The Tree Of Health 3/5/2013
4. Soggy Sidmouth (Sunday 29 April 2012) 3/5/2013
5. Fragrant Memories 3/6/2013
6. Sir Patrick Moore (1923 - 2012) 3/6/2013
7. Skerryvore Lighthouse 3/6/2013
8. Beech 3/6/2013
9. Beyond The Grave 3/6/2013
10. The Character Of Trees 3/6/2013
11. The Play Of Light 3/6/2013
12. Spring Hopes, Eternal 3/6/2013
13. A Study In Rhythm, A Tribute To Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) 3/6/2013
14. Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984) 3/6/2013
15. Shrodinger's Cat 3/5/2013
16. Betjeman Park 3/5/2013
17. Chrysanthemum 3/5/2013
18. Mean Time 3/6/2013
19. Oystercatchers 3/6/2013
20. Humpback 3/6/2013
21. Music In The Air 3/5/2013
22. Uisge Beatha 3/5/2013
23. The Shipping Forecast 3/5/2013
24. Suffolk Dawn 3/5/2013
25. The Rape Of The Countryside 3/6/2013
26. Listening To Bach 3/5/2013
27. Roy G Biv 3/5/2013
28. The Shipping Forecast (2012) 3/6/2013
Best Poem of William Messent

The Shipping Forecast (2012)

While sailing by beyond the fringe
I caught a song by Ronald Binge,
Heralding the Shipping Forecast -
"Attention, all at sea! "

Beware of gales in Forties, Tyne,
Fisher, Dogger, German Bight,
Humber, Thames and Dover, Wight,
Portland, Plymouth, Lundy, Sole,
Fitzroy, Biscay, Trafalgar,
Shannon, Fastnet, Irish Sea,
Rockall, Malin, Hebrides,
Faeroes, Fair Isle, Cromarty.

Here's the general situation,
(Please forgive my hesitation)
There is much precipitation
And it's falling on my head!

I have a vague ...

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Kingfisher

With great surprise O king of Letcombe Brook
I find you fishing here in Wantage town.
A flash of blue and copper - let me look -
Iridescent green and arrowing down
Into bright bubbling waters, cool and clear,
Which amble down towards the Wessex Mill.
It brings such heartfelt joy to find you here;
Those regal hues bring light to this dark rill
Upon this cold and grey December day.

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