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Poem: Linger a Little Longer

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End-of-year reflections from one side of the world to the other are the inspiration for this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution from Dean Fraser.

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Linger a Little Longer

a Christmastide reflection

Linger a little longer in our home.
Before once again you must roam.
Tell us of your travellers’ tales.
Spare us none of the details.

Stay with us, more precious stories.
Of strangest lands and territories.
Those desert sunsets you bore witness.
Your need to go when you feel listless.

Yet talk some more and lay down here.
Of more adventures we long to hear.
The silk route taken and the olive trail.
Of every mountain you had to scale.

Be with us for a little more time.
Share our food, drink our wine.
Regale us with happy song and dance.
Full of mystery and a little romance.

Rest awhile our dearest friend.
We know to journeys you must attend.
Linger a little longer with us right here.
For all too soon you will disappear…

Dean Fraser lives in England’s northern county of Lancashire. With his syndicated weekly arts and culture radio show ‘Beyond Poetry’, voiceover and voice acting, extensive live touring, print and audio book publications and international journal and anthology appearances, he has become one of the UK’s best-known contemporary poets. More details can be found here and here.

Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.


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