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" Why are you sighing?"
Posted by: msmyth (---.nhs.uk)
Date: July 04, 2003 12:08PM

Can anyone recognise this fragment please?


" Why are you sighing? "For all the voyages that I did not make, for fear the boat might leak, might take water, might sink" "Why are you crying ?" " For all the ..............
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Why are you sighing?
Posted by: msmyth (---.nhs.uk)
Date: July 07, 2003 10:12AM

Still desperate to find this-it may be by A.S.J Tessimond, but I cannot find it on lists of his poetry on internet. Books of his poetry are out of print. Maybe this might prompt someone - thanks.


Why are you sighing?
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: July 07, 2003 05:05PM

Tried searching for this poem, couldn't find it, good luck with your search.

Zoe


Why are you sighing?
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.bbd12tcl.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 08, 2003 02:25AM

It is Tessimond, and it's entitled Talk in the Night:

'Why are you sighing?'
'For all the voyages I did not make
Because the boat was small, might leak, might take
The wrong course, and the compass might be broken,
And I might have awoken
In some strange sea and heard
Strange birds crying'.

'Why are you weeping?'
'For all the unknown friends or lovers passed
Because I watched the ground or walked too fast
Or simply did not see
Or turned aside for tea
For fear an old wound stirred
From its sleeping'.

Stephen


Why are you sighing?
Posted by: msmyth (---.nhs.uk)
Date: July 09, 2003 08:06AM

Thanks Zoe and very much obliged Stephen -you have ended a 2 year search. Brilliant.Marcellino.


Re: Why are you sighing?
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.bbd08tcl.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 09, 2003 01:54PM

You're welcome. There's some of his work at the plagiarist.com site now.

Stephen




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