James Schwartz Choice
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!
The Window of the Tobacco Shop – C.P. Cavafy
Classic queer poem — so me! Also put LBC interview on my SoundCloud page
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.