Gwilym Williams

Attending a Poetry Reading

Nobody understood it really

understood what it was

really all about

although some of us had heard it

once or twice before

and one of us

had even read it several times

but still

nobody understood it

and when I pressed her

about it

pinned her

to the bar

with a kind of pathetic poetic gaze

she held forth

that it was all a stream

of consciousness

and that I should have known


what went unsaid

was meant

and was indeed


than implied -


you're something of a poet


or so I've heard

she said

Gwilym Williams © 2008