A love in verse

The Old Joanna

Performed by

Sometimes everything is grace

Sunday evening after dinner

My love plays – talent’s in her

Under-practiced though, she’ll trace

A phrase of Chopin eloquently

Enough to bring a peace in me

A better world, a better life

Beyond the darkness we see now

I glimpse where music must allow

Hope and joy to cut through strife

And bring the world the peace I feel

Where violence ends and things must heal

Thus, Alison upon the keys, 

Hesitant, but sure to please. 



You beside me on the balcony

The dark Aegean sea at dawn

And ouzo and water and cigarettes...

The World Must Yield

You say back to me, at the window, 

Fruitlessly breathing out the fag

Whose smoke blew back into the room...