Poems

Hal G.P. Colebatch: ‘Finishing The Lord of the Rings’ and three final poems

Finishing The Lord of the Rings As the grey ship draws silently Away into the West We, left standing on the quay Gazing after it, facing After its last light, Have at least this consolation: Those memories, names And images show Some magic is real. Hal G.P. Colebatch   Coffee at Freshwater Bay Cafe  The Professor and I Over coffee in the riverside café Above the water, (This amazingly smooth and shallow water Extending so far out!) As it bends in a great curve, And as the magpie-larks bounce and hop Between the tables And the mumbling ducks At the…

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