Poems

Rodney Purvis: Poetess Meets Poet

Poetess Meets Poet  They met as I recall, At one of the better gatherings of the arty set. The pictures on the wall Were fair to middling; shiraz flowed, champagne was bubbling. Stuffed olives circulated on a platter. And as at all such happenings after the speeches, Art went second fiddling. The pictures ceased to matter: Obscured beyond the cigarette smoke and the social chatter.   The next day for three hours, They passed their souls’ calligraphy Across the table of an eating house in Gertrude Street— For prearranged they’d brought their recent work. Here, small bright coloured cups Of…

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