BACK IN TUEBINGEN IN NOVEMBER FOR TUEBINGEN/DURHAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

BACK IN TUEBINGEN IN NOVEMBER FOR TUEBINGEN/DURHAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

4.10.09

LAMENT FOR A WRITER DEAD




He died,

clinging on to his pen,

at six in the morning,

his usual stint.

He’d run out of anything to write about.

For years, he’d watched the world go by his study,

observing other people’s lives.

All he had to do was fill the page,

disengaged,

lacking in instinct,

without a history,

with no real vision of any particular community.


After all,

he knew he was

a writer,

a describer,

inscriber of someone else’s paving stones.

An expert on poetry,

with nothing much at all

to say.






KEITH ARMSTRONG

the jingling geordie

My photo
whitley bay, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
poet and raconteur