Happy World Poetry Day!

Happy World Poetry Day!


To celebrate, here's a poem from the wonderful Liz Cowley, author of the recently released 'And Guess Who He Was With?'

Clueless

We’re on a train to Putney.
I’m squashed up next to you.
You’re filling in a crossword,
there’s one word left to do.
You’re puzzling, scribbling, frowning –
you’re stuck on that last clue.
And suddenly I guess it,
and can’t help telling you.
‘A wild and poisonous flower’.
Which one? I thought I knew.
You didn’t – you’d been struggling
since leaving Waterloo.
But should I try and tell him,
or would it spoil his fun?
And talking while commuting
is normally not done.
But then he banged his fist down,
I noticed his frustration.
And now’s the time to tell him –
I’m off at the next station.
‘Try hemlock,’ I suggested.
‘Oh, yes!’ he said, delighted,
then filled it in and chatted
until we both alighted.
 

And still we’re always chatting,
we’ve been a pair for ages –
and still there’s not a cross word
when sharing crossword pages.
It’s funny what attracts you
to somebody who’s new.
I knew we’d be an item –
you hadn’t got a clue.