by Donald Gutteridge
After a reading at Mykonos
Restaurant in London, Ontario
There is a murmuring in the crowd
at Mykonos, all eyes
upon the ageing poet
as he grasps the lectern
and steadies himself under
the bright stage-light,
and, as those in their seats wait
to be wowed, words
drip off the bard’s lips
in the sheer shape of poems,
rhymed or not, he reads
with surprising alliterative
ease, then nods at the sudden
outbursts of applause,
at the oohs and ahs in just
the right places, he smiles
a septuagenarian smile
in gratitude at something
significant having been affirmed.
From Facebook: likes...11...Linda Eva Williams, Meredith Moeckel and 9 others
Stan Burfield Thanks, Donald Gutteridge. Your poem has also affirmed the value of London Open Mic Poetry. I just hope we can find someone to carry it on past this season.
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Heather McIntosh Gutteridge · Friends with Donald Gutteridge
A poem about a poet reading his poems. Very nice Don. Dan
Like · Reply · 22 November at 16:07
Linda Eva Williams I would love to hear the poem being read.
Like · Reply · 22 November at 20:51
Stan Burfield Yeah, me too.
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Meredith Moeckel Me three!
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