David Lewis Paget : Writing

Black Gables

Black Gables

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


The house had heavy gables thatHad once been painted black,Though now weathered and distemperedIn assaulting time’s attack,But it had a certain ..
Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I have always been unstableSince that day in fifty-threeWhen a bolt of lightning lit meIn that poor old acorn tree,When the tree split down the middle..
Into the Light

Into the Light

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


One verse of the following written every ten years of my life, from 21 to 71. The last verse written two years ago. I doubt if I'll be around to write..
Moments

Moments

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Words flutter by us,Caught in their moments,Words sent to try us,‘Loss’ and ‘Elopements’,Some may inspire us,Others may burn,O..
The Lighthouse Wreck

The Lighthouse Wreck

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


The wreck sat out by the lighthouse whereIt lay, smashed up on the rocks,A miracle it had survived at allWhere felons sat in the stocks.The bow was su..
The Character

The Character

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I’d got to the final editingOf my manuscript, last night,When one of the characters in the gloomPopped up, he wanted a fight.‘That isn&rsq..
The Selfling

The Selfling

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I saw her first in the lighting flashThat lit her up in the storm,The rain was beating on down to slashHer more than shapely form,She’d just eme..
The Elopement

The Elopement

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


‘Be waiting up at the window,’ saidThe note he sent by hand,‘I’ll come and collect you at midnight,’Said the note, &lsqu..
The French Corvette

The French Corvette

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


At midnight, out on the cobblestonesThere’s the sound of rolling wheels,And a shadow cast on a window paneFrom the road outside, it steals,A wag..
You May Glimpse Wings...

You May Glimpse Wings...

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


He took to the skies most every nightUnfurling his wings of black, not white,Invisible in the night sky whenHe hovered above the world of men.‘G..