(8 June 1920 – 4 December 1995 / Taringa, Queensland)

Dichterliebe

So hungry-sensitive that he
craves day and night the pap of praise,
he'll ease his gripes or fingerpaint
in heartsblood on a public page.
The ordinary world must be
altered to circumvent his rage.

He'll tell, with stylish Angst of course,
the inmost secrets of our bed.
Words are far worse than drugs; there is
no hope of surfeit or remorse.
The world lies wide, and warm. No kiss,
no child, no prayer will keep him here.

I'll wash the floors. He'll watch the stars.
I'll salt his life with common sense.
He'll suck my sap and vigour down
the crude mouth of his private hell.
Visions have no equivalents.
He'll die of drink and candy bars.

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The ordinary world must be altered to circumvent. This poem is very brilliantly and expressively and excellently penned. We thank the poet very much for sharing this valuable work.
" I'll wash the floors. He'll watch the stars. I'll salt his life with common sense. He'll suck my sap and vigor down the crude mouth of his private. Visions have no equivalents. He'll die of drink and candy bars. " ****** way to go poet****
On a public page! ! Sage, Stage. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
He'll tell, with stylish Angst of course, the inmost secrets of our bed. Words are far worse than drugs; there is no hope of surfeit or remorse. feelings expressed so well. thanku. tony
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