Author: Paul House

Poetry: Leo

(Leo was born on 21st March, 2015)


Leo came into the world

On the first day of spring.

He came a day late,

Not wanting to cast light

On the solar eclipse

And ruin the delight

Of all the schoolchildren

Looking at the sky

With pin-hole boxes.

The moving of the earth

Lined up the sun and moon,

And the March equinox

Made day and night

Two equal halves

Of dark and light

On the threshold of perfection

And Leo breathes life

Into his first day in the world.

Sample Chapters

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Poem for Anna •  Mandelstam and Mayakovsky •  The Lighted Window  •  Alone with the Years •  The Poet Tires •  Something there is •  La Madrugada •  Postcard of a Golden Retriever •  Shellfish •  Miguel Hernandez •  At the Edge of the Ebro •  Gone •  Playing Cards •  That's Where I Belong •  An Abstract Perfection •  Pearls in a Glass •  Poem for Susie •  Mornings in MalasaƱa •  Leo •  A Garbled Message •  Gnome •  Old Friends •  More About Penguins •  Ghosts •  Poem for Nelly •  Good Friday in Salamanca •  T.L.P. •  What It Is About •  The Blind Man And His Guide •  The Smell Of Winter •  For No Other Reason •  Poem for Linda