Mine eyes beheld your beauty,
My thoughts remember how,
Your loveliness I cherish,
Where ever you are now,

And in my heart I know you,
Always to be near,
Because your vision glories,
My picture of you clear,

And while this life we passage,
Your bloom will help me bear,
My feelings for you, waiting,
Until your standing here.


David Hollywood co-Directed The Bahrain Writer’s Circle and founded and ‘The Colours of Life’ poetry festival in Bahrain , The Gulf, and latterly worked in Antigua, The West Indies upon a variety of poetry in performance events. He is the author of an eclectic collection of poems titled ‘Waiting Spaces’ plus co-author of ‘My Beautiful Bahrain’, ‘Poetic Bahrain’, ‘More of My Beautiful Bahrain’, ‘Lonely’ and a variety of further publications. He was the in-house poet for ‘Bahrain Confidential Magazine’ and is one of the most widely read poets in The Middle East. He is a literary critic for ‘Taj Mahal Review’ plus an essayist on the subject of poetry appreciation. There are plans for a new collection of poetry and essays to be released in 2018. David has additional responsibility for the teaching of Wine Appreciation Programmes and Themes which he developed for the hospitality industry, and currently lives in his home country of Ireland.

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5 Responses

  1. Rohini

    So thrilled to see my old friend, poet and mentor – David Hollywood’s poetry featured here. Bravo David and bravo to your society for holding out against some of the more obscure interpretations of this genre.

  2. Wilbur Dee Case

    The tone, as Mr. Sale suggests, is wistful. And to achieve that effect you have used interesting grammatical shiftings. I wonder if you’re on the edge of a Sappho-esque breakthrough.

  3. David Hollywood

    Dear James. Rohini and Wilbur, I am flattered by your observations and thank you all for them. It was a piece inspired by my wife’s absence during a very long trip abroad and the sense of yearning I felt for her presence.


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