David Lewis Paget : Writing

The Turncoat

The Turncoat

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Set me out forewarned While the heather glistened, Tramped the starbright road While my lady listened, Soldiers at the doors, Muskets at the case..
Early Morning Call

Early Morning Call

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


I rose at this a.m. and caught the phone Its brittle ring, I picked it up, I held it to my ear! The static on the line was like Some ancient offer..
On Your 48th.

On Your 48th.

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


And so to you my sweet, it comes The point at which, three quarters gone Life trickles through our fingers Like the sand, In some sad, damaged hou..
Passenger from Childhood

Passenger from Childhood

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


There was a bright-eyed boy That no-one knows, Who stowed away in steerage once, I hid him in my clothes, He always travelled second-class And br..
Nostradamus

Nostradamus

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


This is the year that the gods will play in That man, with his pride, will most dismay in, While storms will clash, and wolves will bay in. This ..
The Book of Numbers

The Book of Numbers

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


These cheque book eyes that peer on out With fifty four long years in train Would beg the question, steeped in doubt: ‘Are balances brought h..
Black-Haired Girls

Black-Haired Girls

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


The black-haired girls are graceful, like gazelles, Their haughty stares would strike a ‘lao wai’ blind, As they cruise on through stree..
Blue Mountain Coffee

Blue Mountain Coffee

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


Beware of Chinese Coffee Shops.
China

China

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


This land of ancients grows on me Like a soft moss, damp-oozed in time, Sad breezes churn each soul, unfree, And sweep me over, like some tide. ..
Dragons

Dragons

A Poem by David Lewis Paget


A beautiful old Chinese myth.