Gwilym Williams




Attending a Poetry Reading



Nobody understood it really

understood what it was

really all about

although some of us had heard it

once or twice before

and one of us

had even read it several times

but still

nobody understood it


and when I pressed her

about it

pinned her

to the bar

with a kind of pathetic poetic gaze

she held forth


that it was all a stream

of consciousness

and that I should have known



what went unsaid

was meant

and was indeed


than implied -



you're something of a poet



or so I've heard


she said






Gwilym Williams © 2008