James Schwartz Choice

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.


About Drneevil

Blogger, podcaster, reader, knitter. Founder of Leeds Book Club; host of Culturally Fixated; co-host of Conversations with Geek People; tech support for Leeds Browncoats.

Posted on May 21, 2013, in All Posts, Avid Reader, Poem 2013, Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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