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Poem for Michael Marra

We very rarely publish poetry on Bella but are happy to make an exception for this tribute to Michael Marra


he deserves a song

at least as wide

as those he gave us

a national anthem

his wee frame

carried gigantic thoughts

glittering with notes

up hills, into bars, into hearts

we were glad he dumped

coal in our bath

the tang of laughter-tears

in our soul

and the delight

he found around

he shared

an invisible teacher

his microscope

revealed the world

and the world

beside the world

he showed us

where beauty is found

an act of kindness

a gift

for us

and our only exchange

the tears

he would not seek

For Michael Marra, who died on 23rd October 2012

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  1. Barney Thomson says:

    I am sure that Michael would have had an opinion on this.

    I like it, though.

  2. Braco says:

    Choose your Haiku or form your Tanga. Lovely.
    Thank you.

  3. Moira says:

    spot on..

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