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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

James Schwartz Choice

I made this: Avid Reader at 1:09 pm

Poetry Challenge 2013

Here at Leeds Book Club, we're always looking for new poems and poets...well I say we...me mostly. 

This year, we've invited our friends from the blog and tweet sphere to share their favourite poems. 

Hope that you enjoy these!

Twitter: @queeraspoetry
The Window of the Tobacco Shop - C.P. Cavafy
Classic queer poem -- so me! Also put LBC interview on my SoundCloud page

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The Window of the Tobacco Shop

They stood among many others
close to a lighted tobacco shop window.
Their glances met by chance
and timidly, haltingly expressed
the illicit desire of their bodies.
Then a few uneasy steps along the street
until they smiled, and nodded slightly.

And after that the closed carriage,
the sensitive approach of body to body,
hands linked, lips meeting.

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If you's like to see your choice posted as part of this series, then please contact me either at 
or via twitter (@leedsbookclub
or via our facebook page. 

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