Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Best Famous Andrew Crumey Poems

Here is a collection of the all-time best famous Andrew Crumey poems. This is a select list of the best famous Andrew Crumey poetry. Reading, writing, and enjoying famous Andrew Crumey poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a great past time. These top poems are the best examples of Andrew Crumey poems.

Search for the best famous Andrew Crumey poems, articles about Andrew Crumey poems, poetry blogs, or anything else Andrew Crumey poem related using the PoetrySoup search engine at the top of the page.

See also: Best Member Poems

Go Back

by Andrew Crumey |

Music In A Foreign Language

 In a cafe, once more I heard
Your voice - those sparse and frugal notes.
Do they not say that you spoke your native Greek
With an English accent?

Briefest of visions: eyes meet across the cafe;
A man of about my age - eyelids heavy,
Perhaps from recent pleasures.
I begin the most innocent of conversations.

Again I see that image;
Ancient delight of flesh
Against guiltless flesh.
Sweeter still, in its remembering.

Most innocent of conversations: once more, I am mistaken.
He leaves; the moment lost - and to forego
The squalor of this place, I read again your lines; those sparse and frugal notes.
In a taverna, you found beauty, long ago.

And when you draw, with your slim, swift pen
The image of that memory - time's patient hostage;
Then how can I forget him, that boy whom you could not forget,
Or that music, in a foreign language?