Title: Love and Sadness

Author: Annora Gollop

In: Sport 17: Spring 1996

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1996, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 17: Spring 1996

Love and Sadness

page 48

Love and Sadness

Peeling onions
I am overcome
by a feeling
I recognise as grief
This is grief
Why am I grieving?

Now only music
hold me
melody and love
both like a tension
in the muscles
round my heart

I said I was lonely
He said I was brave
to say it
I said that saying it
made it smaller
and stopped it
crushing me
(I said I was lonely)

She said ‘He doesn't
have that side of him
touched much’ so I sent
the letter. You saw me
and touched me. I just
saw you. I have to
practise touching.